Renée Neville

PLD Consultant

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Ko Wairarapa te moana

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Ko Renée Neville tōku ingoa

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Renée is an education consultant who works out of our Auckland office.  Primarily she is part of the team developing and facilitating our Niho Taniwha professional learning programme.

Renée can support schools and Kāhui Ako in the following areas:

  • cultural capabilities

  • ākonga Māori engagement and success

  • leadership and leading for change and improvement

  • teaching as inquiry

  • coaching and mentoring

  • curriculum development and local curriculum design.

Renée comes from a background in secondary school teaching, where she started as a visual arts teacher.  She has experience in a range of middle-leadership roles. Prior to joining Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga, she was a deputy principal in a large secondary school in South Auckland.

Renée has a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) and a Master of Education (First Class Honours).  Renée’s thesis focused on the affect of racial-ethnic identity on teaching practices for ākonga Māori in South Auckland secondary schools.

Renée enjoys working with teachers and leaders to improve teaching and learning.  She has considerable experience leading initiatives to improve the experience of ākonga Māori in English-medium secondary schools. She developed and implemented programmes of professional learning and development to foster teacher capability and collective capacity. Renée used inquiry, coaching and mentoring to improve teacher practice.  She held leadership roles within schools in both the Te Kotahitanga and Kia Eke Panuku programmes.

Renée brings her experience in local curriculum design, creating authentic learning contexts and curriculum development. You can count on Renée to focus on contexts where ākonga can connect and engage. She knows that this is key to accelerating learning, raising achievement, and reducing disparity.

Renée believes in the power of education and the inherent potential in all ākonga. It is through working together that we can realise equitable outcomes and educational success for all learners in education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

In her spare time, Renée enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also enjoys travelling within the beautiful whenua of Aotearoa and beyond!

Ehara taku toa I te toa takatahi, engari he toa takitini.

Here is the blog post that Renée has written to share her thinking with the education sector: