About me

Kathryn O'Connell-Sutherland is Manager Early Years at CORE Education and was project lead supporting the implementation of the updated Te Whāriki (2017). Kathryn and her team recruited and developed Curriculum Champions as they established 73 Early Learning Networks across Aotearoa and worked with approx 870 Pedagogical Leads and services to undertake curriculum inquiries. Kathryn's strength is building leadership capability. Throughout her career she has been a strong advocate for the early years. Kathryn is committed to authentic culturally responsive practices, personalised learning pathways, and thoughtful relational leadership. Prior to working at CORE, Kathryn worked as lecturer and education manager working alongside students, kaiako, and leaders of early years services and Kāhui Ako in Christchurch and Canterbury in Initial Teacher Education, quality improvement, and professional learning and development.

A personal story of leadership for learning 

Brief description: Kathryn O'Connell-Sutherland | Project Lead, Curriculum Champion Co-ordinator CORE Education Ltd, Christchurch
Telephone: W: 03 972 5648
Mobile phone: M: 021 910 217
Organisation you work for: CORE Education