Ruthanne Kennedy

About me

Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko Aoraki te maunga

Ko Otākāro te awa

Ko Halcione te waka

Ko Ruthanne tōku ingoa

Ōtautahi ahau ēngari e noho ana ahau ki Tawa.


I am an ESOL coordinator in two schools in Tawa but also work online for CORE as the ePrincipal of the Accelerated English Language Learning programme.  I am experienced in catering for English Language learners in primary and secondary schools and am very familiar with the English Language Learning progressions.


As part of my role in schools I lead professional development in literacy, oral language and catering for diverse learners.  As ePrincipal I have led change in incorporating teaching as inquiry, formative assessment and focusing on acceleration. As a team we explore blended learning and the use of digital technology to provide both synchronous and asynchronous differentiated learning. I am also very interested in the interplay between Universal design for learning and ESOL principles.


I live with my husband, three children and the cat. In my spare time I sing in a 40's style big band, do pilates and read science fiction.

Mobile phone: 0211271439
Organisation you work for: CORE Education