Founder & CEO
Joanne (Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe, and Ngāi Tahu) has spent over 30 years working as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and education change leader in countries around the world. She is a celebrated author, speaker, change leader, and executive coach, a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar, an Edmund Hillary Fellow, on the Executive Team of Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills, and cofounder of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL). She creates opportunities for learners, educators, and communities to learn who they are, how they fit into the world, and how they can contribute their gifts to humanity.
Implementing The Learner First process in schools.
Math + SEL
Connecting math with SEL to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
Director, Research and Writing
Executive Officer, Strategy and Planning
Chief Financial Officer