Dr Wendy Moore

PLD Consultant

Wendy has extensive experience and expertise in working with leaders and teachers in primary and intermediate schools. Her work involves:

  • mentoring and coaching

  • professional learning groups

  • developing middle leaders and emerging leaders

  • student-centred leadership

  • developing, evaluating, and strengthening leadership capabilities

  • effective communication

  • establishing collaborative culture and building teams

  • rigorous learning-focussed conversations

  • visioning, strategic planning, and localised curriculum

  • induction, mentors, and provisionally certificated teachers

  • Professional Growth Cycles: in-school establishment, introduction, review, and auditing

  • Professional Growth Cycles: principal PLG and network groups, senior leaders external support and coaching

  • Professional Growth Cycles: national workshops for leaders.

Wendy is also contracted to complete evaluations and has worked with companies such as WorkSafe New Zealand and the SPCA New Zealand.

Wendy’s expertise comes from extensive senior leadership experience from working in primary schools and the tertiary sector. She joined Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga from the position of Bachelor of Education (primary) degree Programme Leader and Practicum Leader. There she was involved in strategic planning and policy development at degree and faculty levels, review and development of curriculum and programme innovations for the degree, quality assurance processes for programmes and staff, building strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and ensuring quality teaching and learning through the mentoring and support of staff and students. A priority for Wendy was to ensure a clear transfer of educational theory to practice and practical school experiences back to theory.

Wendy’s is skilled at assisting others in their learning journey and enabling them to have educative learning conversations which value honesty, integrity, and mutual respect. Her passion for supporting others to reach their potential is reflected in her Doctoral thesis, which focussed on the experiences of first-time mentors within primary schools and the challenges surrounding being a novice mentor supporting first-year beginning teachers.

Wendy believes leaders and teachers should be supported to continue their professional growth journey. In the world of education where nothing stands still for long and there is always something new to learn, the journey of professional learning is much more fulfilling when done together.

Wendy was born and raised in Tūrangi and was the first in her family to attend university. When not busy with work, Wendy is passionate about travel, music, and her dogs. She is famous for her baking.