Judy Nicholl

PLD Consultant

Judy works as a PLD consultant based in Tairāwhiti, Gisborne. Along with expertise in assessment for learning, Judy has a deep understanding of effective pedagogy and practice, especially in literacy learning. She has expertise in coaching for collaborative inquiry that informs teaching and learning.

Judy has had extensive teaching and leadership experience in primary and intermediate schools. She recently ‘retired’ from principalship at Makauri School in Gisborne, a position she held for the last twenty years.

Other roles have included:

•    Kahui Ako Lead Principal

•    President of the Gisborne Principals’ Association

•    Deputy Principal at Gisborne Intermediate

•    Literacy Adviser with the University of Waikato based in Gisborne / Tairāwhiti.

In these roles she built extensive knowledge of Educational Leadership, including Principal Appraisal & Professional Growth Cycles.

In her spare time Judy enjoys time with family and friends, gardening and traveling. She is an avid researcher of her Irish family history.


‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ William Butler Yeats (Irish Poet)

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