Doreen Bestmann

Education Services Director

As an outstanding project and operations manager, Doreen joins us as our Education Services Director. She leads, grows and ensures quality and impactful work across all education project and consultancy activity at Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga.

Doreen is involved in:

  • Leading strategic thinking – content, trends in the sector, noticing and responding to changes in the sector.

  • Overseeing key projects within portfolios.

  • Creating opportunities for influence across the sector.

Primarily, Doreen’s firmly focused on furthering our vision to provide exceptional quality education services to New Zealand schools and kura.

Doreen’s brings a varied background spanning project and operations management, strategic planning and implementation, experience managing a range of Education and Professional Learning and Development programmes. Her experience in working for the Ministry of Education both at national and regional levels equips her to best understand the needs of educators and the education system as a whole. Doreen’s background enables us to ensure that our work is planned and delivered in a deliberate way with a constant focus on impact and quality, as all while maintaining the evaluative culture which ensures that we continue to learn, refine and improve.

Another key aspect of Doreen’s role is to enable Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga to identify further opportunities where we can make a difference to the success of students, teachers, leaders, and the education system.

Outside of work Doreen enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, throwing weights around at the local CrossFit gym and learning, teaching and performing Middle Eastern (Belly) Dance.