Education Review Office, 4 year review

The curriculum manager (Kim) plays a critical role in continuing to lift teaching practice in the centre. A strong commitment to ongoing professional learning is building teachers' knowledge and capability. Internal evaluation and professional learning opportunities support the director's philosophy of continual improvement. 

- Education Review Office,

Carol, Manager, Fern Garden Preschool

Kim is an amazing curriculum leader who has the ability to lead the team of teachers and sees the unique individual talent and abilities of everyone. She acknowledges the qualities in each individual teacher more than they can see within themselves, she helps to bring these strengths to the fore, inspiring them to create themselves.

- Carol Bull, Centre Manager, Fern Garden Preschool, NZ

Preety, Manager, Milky Way ELC

I would like to take this opportunity today to let you know how I have been extremely lucky to have you as my mentor in the year I have worked with you.  The discussion we have had and the way you question and make me reflect on my choices, decisions and leadership style has enabled me to discover new sides of myself.  You are fantastic, such an attentive person and so great as a professional mentor.  I am thankful for having the opportunity to work with such a strong and inspirational woman like you.

- Preety Sehgal, Centre Manager, Milky Way Early Learning Centre, NZ

Reeti, Manager, Chrysalis ELC, NZ

Kim has been a wonderful mentor who brings in a wealth of knowledge and experience that has supported me to identify the learning pathway for me in my journey to be an effective Center Manager. She has been very supportive of the team and her guidance has enhanced my skills with lots of practical ideas and strategies. She is an inspiring teacher and presenter. She conveys her depth of knowledge in creative and engaging ways to motivate us.

- Reeti Kaur, Centre Manager, Chrysalis Early Learning Centre, NZ

Charlotte, ECE Educator

As my mentor for the last 2 and a half years Kim has always shown complete professionalism. She has a deep knowledge base that I have been able to draw upon. Kim has always offered relevant and up to date professional development opportunities and always provides constructive feedback and guidance in a way that supports my growth as a newly registered teacher.

- Charlotte Fidler, ECE Educator

Dr. Stefania Amici, INGV, Italy

Gaia (Earth) based Education Principle talk feedback: I loved your presentation and the great work that you all including teachers, parents and children are doing in your centers. I think the Gaia approach is a great example for children and adults that gives evidence on how it is possible to live without destroying our unique planet. Thanks for your presentation Best wishes

- Dr. Stefania Amici, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Honorary Visiting Researcher at the University of Manchester, UK

Center for Inclusive Child Care, USA

I was so intrigued by your work in NZ and would like to learn more. I have shared your vision with many here as well, about your innovative approach to both building and programming.

- Professor C. Croft, Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Child Care, Concordia University, USA

Center for Early Education & Dev., USA

I wanted you to know that I have told several people about your work and your presentation (at ICERI) since I've returned. I often find myself thinking about your statement regarding the earth taking care of itself. I do hope that you'll keep in touch and I hope one day we can work together

- Dr A. Bailey, Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota, USA

Health Science & Human Ecology, USA

It’s really exciting to see that there are researchers and organizations around the world that are reforming education even at the earliest stages of life. I’m so hopeful that we’re all going to be contributing to some amazing changes in the near future in education. I actually told my students what you were working on in NZ and I want to share this with my colleagues as well. Thank you so much for sharing all of this.

- Dr A. Hussain, Faculty of Health Science and Human Ecology, California State University, San Bernardino, USA

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