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Roween Higgie

M Ed Mgmt (Hons); Dip Tchr Ed; Dip Tchg; Accredited Coach GCI, EMCC Senior Practitioner

Roween has an extensive background in teaching and school leadership and joined the Education Group as a Director in 2009. Prior to that, she has worked in leadership positions in schools for over 15 years. For eight years she was the Principal of Remuera Primary School and prior to that was Principal of Bayfield School.

She has a keen interest and expertise in professional learning and development of teachers and leaders. This focus builds on the research she completed during academic students and as an ASB/APPA Fellow. She has an understanding of recent NZ educational research, has presented sessions alongside Auckland University academic staff, and has implemented these ideas into practice in several schools. In 2008 she attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education Summer Institute which was a multidisciplinary leadership programme.

Roween has experience and expertise in all areas of school governance, leadership and management. Since joining The Education Group she has directed and facilitated numerous Ministry of Education contracts with schools and Kāhui Ako across all sectors. She is currently on the Board of a Secondary College.

Roween has worked extensively with principals and senior leadership teams in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, change management, school organisation, teacher professional development and effective communication. She has also developed and facilitated of a range of workshops. She has experience in conducting school reviews, leadership appointments and appraisals, and facilitating MoE PLD, including cultural capabilities support, as an MoE accredited provider. As an EMCC Senior Practitioner and Coach she engages regularly in coaching development and support.

Roween’s network of professional contacts and her work with Principals and Boards gives her detailed knowledge of the current educational community.