Brooke worked with our school for over two years to provide professional development to help us set up our Gifted and Talented definitions, identification, register and provisions for our Gifted and Talented children. Brooke continues to provide us with on-going support. She provides outstanding professional development, is an absolute wealth of knowledge and she provides these services in a kind, caring and thoroughly professional manner. We would not hesitate to recommend Brooke.
Shirley Stananought, Deputy Principal, Ardmore School
I first met Brooke in 2016 at workshops on Gifted and Talented Education. Brooke’s knowledge in this area is astounding and her approach friendly and encouraging; so much so that we have since had two years professional development across our full primary school. We have come a long way in the two years, thanks to Brooke’s guidance and never-ending enthusiasm. I cannot rate her highly enough.
Denise Horley, Deputy Principal, Opaheke School
While looking to develop and build our collaborative learning spaces pedagogy and practice, we knew we needed support from a change management expert.
What an incredible experience working with Brooke from Potential to Performance for the past two years has been. Be it change management, collaborative learning spaces professional development, or gifted and talented education we are pleased with the outcomes for both staff, students and the wider school community.
We have appreciated Brooke’s leadership style, and creative solutions focussed approach. She takes the time to understand your context/schools needs and then turn these into reality. The results have exceeded our expectations and we are excited at the opportunities in the journey ahead. Brooke is everything that you would want in a facilitator.
Lisa Harland, Principal, Ellerslie School
Brooke has worked with our school for the past three years on a number of projects including the development of our gifted and talented programme, pedagogical workshops for teachers focusing on the development of students’ digital fluency and critical thinking skills, and more recently, training teachers as coaches. As a facilitator, Brooke is easy to communicate with, flexible and extremely knowledgeable. Brooke has worked with our senior leadership team and our teachers to develop programmes that specifically meet our students’ needs and align with our strategic goals. Feedback from our staff has been very positive and has resulted in greater student engagement, strong learning focused relationships within the classroom and deep teacher reflection and self-review.
Monette Atkinson, Deputy Director (Secondary), Southern Cross Campus
Brooke has worked with our school on two recent projects, an internal strategic review of vision and processes as well as professional development for staff. Brooke’s input to both of these was outstanding and well received by staff. Her knowledge of strategies to support diverse learners was exceptional and this combined with her ability to focus on areas that were relevant to our community, made her help invaluable. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Brooke again in the future and would recommend her to any school wishing to review their current practices or help with ongoing staff development.
David Boardman, Senior School Principal, Kristin School
Brooke has been a brilliant addition to our PLD programme this year. Her extensive knowledge, practical classroom tips, and excellent resources have all been highly valued by our teaching staff. She’s also been fantastic in supporting our Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator revitalise our programme with new ideas and fresh approaches.
Keir Morrison, Deputy Principal, Whangarei Boys' High School
Brooke has worked with our leadership team during the merging of two special schools. She was highly responsive to our needs and was able to enrich our journey with empathy, understanding as well as a vast source of knowledge and expertise. She has an extraordinary ability to know just what one needs and is able to support and empower staff in the most positive and collegial manner.
Belinda Rowe, Deputy Principal, Central Auckland Special School
Brooke has delivered thoughtful, inspiring and informative professional development for our staff. She presented in a professional, fun and knowledgeable manner. Her content is well researched and is linked to current teaching and learning practices. She is able to cover a wide range of contexts; gifted and talented and special needs. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. The staff have related well to Brooke and she has been able to be flexible with her presentations, while delivering and meeting the expectations of the school. We have thoroughly enjoyed our learning journey with Brooke.
Theresa Wells, Acting Associate Principal and Acting SENCO,
Murrays Bay Primary School