Joanne McEachen

TLF Founder

2023 Kea World Class New Zealand Award winner Joanne McEachan

(Ngāi Tahu Ngāti Māmoe, Waitaha)

“I’m a little girl from Gore and I’m on the global stage. I just got back from a trip and I was the keynote at the American Principals Conference, Education Conference. Then I went and spent time speaking to all of the superintendents. I work on great big global boards. We’re not shy. We’re out there doing it. I’m proud to be a Kiwi. I never hold back, whenever I say I’m from Aotearoa New Zealand, I’m proud to say that. I want to say to every child you can.”

Check out more about Joanne and her KEA Award here