Jan has an extensive background in teaching and school leadership and is a founding director of The Education Group. Prior to that she worked for twelve years at Massey University, Albany, as a facilitator and researcher. She has directed and facilitated Ministry of Education contracts and is contracted by schools and other education organisations to work on both development and research contracts. She has worked in a wide range of state and integrated primary, intermediate and secondary schools in the Auckland region and nationally, across all the deciles. She has worked extensively with principals, senior management teams, HODs, deans and teachers in the areas of leadership, building a school-wide and classroom learning culture, school organisation, teacher professional development and effective communication and facilitation.
Jan has extensive experience in facilitating strategic planning, conducting school reviews and principal appraisals, coaching and assessment. She has been the Chairperson of both a primary and intermediate school and is currently chair of a secondary school board. She has a very deep understanding of schools, the needs of teachers and, most importantly, of students’ needs.