Nicky is a founding director of The Education Group. Prior to that she worked as a consultant and researcher for Massey University’s Institute for Professional Development and Educational Research and on contract to MultiServe Education Trust. Nicky has extensive teaching experience at the primary and intermediate level and has also worked as a facilitator, lecturer and advisor with Teacher Support Services in Auckland. Nicky coordinated schooling development work in Otara and currently works in the areas of assessment, numeracy, school review, leadership training and appraisal. Nicky is also the senior trainer for the Lions Quest organisation, facilitating Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence workshops throughout New Zealand. She has completed a Doctorate of Education with The University of Auckland. Her research examined the complex issue of sustaining improved student outcomes and teaching practice in mathematics.