Here's a small sampling of the feedback from education professional that I have worked with.

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HELEN TAYLOR-YOUNG

Victory School (Nelson)

“I have had the privilege to work alongside Ann over the past year in my role as a Kahui Ako/Community of Learning Lead in Nelson. Ann’s extensive pedagogical knowledge has helped develop our Theory of Improvement by challenging the educational inequity in our Nelson schools.”

“Her work as a researcher and leader in education is guiding our teaching community to reject deficit whitestream descriptions of inequity that have been dominant in Nelson schools over many years.”

Principal
Victory School
Nelson, New Zealand


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Jeff Duncan-Andrade PhD

San Francisco State University

“Kia Aroha College in Aotearoa New Zealand is the only school on this planet that we sought out for direct partnership when we opened Roses in Concrete Community School in East Oakland. Our decision to partner with Kia Aroha had everything to do with the leadership of Ann Milne and her understanding of what it means to build an institution that is truly culturally and community responsive from edge to edge, tip to finish. No one has been more influential in my understanding about what is possible and what we should be doing in schools serving our nation’s most vulnerable youth.” 

Associate Professor
Raza Studies & Education
San Francisco State University.
Founder/Board Chair:
Roses in Concrete
Co-Founder:
The Teaching Excellence Network (TEN)
Co-Founder/Director of Educational Equity:
I-SEEED


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Nichola McCall

Manurewa High School

“Working with Dr Ann Milne is disruptive, challenging, refreshing, stimulating, confronting, it’s reflective and considered—working with Dr Ann Milne is empowering!

Ann’s guidance, advice, knowledge and researched frameworks help you to understand yourself as a leader, be aware of the critical impact you and others have on our rangatahi (young people), to then sit in spaces and unapologetically carry out the aspirations of the community you serve. 

She has an extensive network both nationally and internationally which she shares and exposes you to different perspectives to develop a better insight of your own context.

Working with Dr Ann Milne has been energising for my wairua (spirit). Her support and expertise has filled me with confidence and has no doubt transformed my leadership abilities.”

Ngāti Whātua
Deputy Principal
Manurewa High School
Auckland


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Phil Gordon

Kelston Intermediate School

“I have used Ann for the past two years to conduct my Principal’s appraisal, I have found this process incredibly beneficial and professionally challenging at many levels. Ann’s in-depth knowledge of the principal’s role and substantial pedagogical knowledge, which is internationally recognised, ensures that my appraisal process is not only robust, but evolves my practice and ability to be an effective and reflective leader of my own learning while providing clear and ethical leadership within my school.”

Principal
Kelston Intermediate School
Auckland, NZ


SUZANNE SOOHOO

Chapman University

“When we thirst for hope, we are generously replenished when we are at Kia Aroha College. This school honors students and families among their greatest resources and they believe what Grace Lee Boggs posits, 'We are the leaders we are looking for.' A sterling example of leadership is the incredible Ann Milne. One needs only to examine the books on her bookshelf and visit her classrooms to see she is an incredible scholarly practitioner. I want to be in the world Kia Aroha builds - one that respects humanity, freedom, and 'undiscovered potential.' Hope thrives here."

Suzanne SooHoo 2016
Hassinger Chair of Education
Chapman University