LEADING LIGHTS     Issue 1 | 2024

Featured Fellows

NZEALS Celebrates

Fellows and Visiting Scholars


NZEALS awards fellowships


An NZEALS Fellowship represents the highest honour able to be bestowed by NZEALS on a member of the Society. As such, the Fellowship honours members who have played a significant and meritorious part in the development of quality educational leadership and administration in New Zealand.

Recent fellows

  • Barry Brooker
  • Anne Malcolm
  • Juliette Hayes
  • Ross Notman
  • Ann Briggs
  • Kate Thornton
  • Annie Henry
  • Jeremy Kedian

Visiting Scholar

NZEALS National Council selects Visiting Scholars who are highly recognised as someone who contributes significantly to education. The Visiting Scholar presents his/her work at venues throughout New Zealand. Those selected have a distinguished career in education, nationally and/or internationally.

Some recent contributors have been:

Dr Kate Thornton: The educational leadership role of mentors and leadership practice in New Zealand early childhood services.

Dr Ross Notman: What makes a successful school principal? Leading high needs schools in New Zealand: Challenging cases and a hands-on workshop on the topic of Values-based leadership.

Dr Vicki Carpenter and the contributors to Twelve Thousand Hours: Education and Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dr Rachel McNae: Coming to know: Developing the insight to flourish in educational leadership through appreciative inquiry.

Prof. David Giles: Relational leadership in Education