Chic Foote


Senior Consultant

Chic is a Ministry of Education accredited facilitator and New Zealand educator with more than 40 years experience. During this time she has been a classroom teacher, a deputy principal, a teacher advisor, a curriculum coach and an independent consultant to schools.

Chic’s international career was initiated when she was invited to become a member of a NZ advisory team working alongside teachers in Michigan schools. This led to her becoming a visiting instructor at Oakland University, MI. USA from 1997 – 1999. During this time Chic and her family lived and worked in Michigan where they developed the foundations of a global network that has been the catalyst for the work she does with schools today. She considers herself privileged to have met and worked alongside international educators from across the globe. As technology developed so did the opportunities to share with and learn from others. She is a McTighe Associate Consultant, specialising in quality curriculum design using UbD™. She is also recognised by Heidi Hayes Jacobs as a leader in the field of Curriculum Mapping and is a member of the Curriculum 21 Faculty.  As a result of her work internationally Chic has been invited to present at numerous international conferences.

Chic believes strongly in the power of a collaborative professional inquiry as the essential hub of all effective learning communities. She works closely with schools leaders, teams and individual teachers to establish richly engaging cultures of inquiry, as they prepare today’s students for success in a global society. Her extensive experience within NZ and internationally has been a result of her willingness to value and respect the work that has previously taken place, while continuing to coach and encourage school leaders, teacher teams and individuals to extend themselves and their practice; to explore concepts and strategies that will go beyond the known in order to grow and amplify learning for themselves and their students.