About us

The Education Group was established in 2004 and is based in Auckland. It grew out of a valued professional relationship between the directors over many years and well established and highly credible reputations as education researchers and consultants.

The Directors are Kay Hawk, Jan Hill, Nicky Knight, Roween Higgie and Julie Schumacher. We work across the education sector from early childhood to tertiary.  Most of our work | mahi is focused in primary and secondary schools in Auckland and throughout New Zealand | Aotearoa.

The Education Group provides a strong academic and professional network, and access to the latest research and literature.  Kay, Jan, Nicky, Roween and Julie combine this with their skills, knowledge and experience in educational leadership and research in pre-school centres, primary, intermediate and secondary schools.

Meet the Team

DIRECTORS

KAY HAWK
Doctor of Education;
M Ed Admin (Hons);
BA; Dip Ed;
Cert. ECE; Accredited
Coach GCI
JAN HILL
M Ed Admin (Hons);
Adv Dip Tchg;
Accredited Coach GCI, EMCC Senior Practitioner
NICKY KNIGHT
Doctor of Education;
M Ed Admin (Hons);
BA; Dip Tchg;
Cert. Training and
HR Development;
Accredited Coach GCI, EMCC Senior Practitioner
ROWEEN HIGGIE
M Ed Mgmt (Hons); Dip Tchr Ed; Dip Tchg; Accredited Coach GCI, EMCC Senior Practitioner
JULIE SCHUMACHER
B Ed Tchg;
Te Ara Reo Maori level 1
and 2
Cert; ISLC (International School Leadership Cert); Leadership in Catholic Schools Cert; Higher Dip Tchg; Dip Tchg;

CONSULTANTS

DAVID ELLERY
M Ed Admin (Hons); BA; Dip Ed; Dip Tchg; ACIS; Accredited Coach GCI
MARILYN GWILLIAM
MA (Hons); Dip Bus; Dip Tchg; Accredited Coach GCI
TOM HULLENA
MA; BA; Dip Mgt; Dip Bilingual Teaching; Dip Tchg; Accredited Coach GCI
KERRY MITCHELL
M Ed Admin (Hons); Adv Dip Tchg; Accredited Coach GCI
LIZZIE BAYLISS
BA/BCom, Grad Dip Tchng