Meet The Crew

Mary-Anne Murphy - "This is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard flight ML101 to your dream destination. You are in good hands with our expert crew"

Mary-Anne is the captain and lead pilot at Momentum Learning.

She is a highly experienced consultant who brings infectious passion and inclusive people-skills to her work. She is an excellent learning navigator and works in partnership with schools to guide them on their chosen journey.

Known for her research-based, yet practical and innovative approach, Mary-Anne utilises an expert blend of leading as well as empowering others (co-piloting) to ensure deep, sustained change and safe landings for all.

Sandra Jenkins MNZM - "Please put your tray tables down so that we can explore MLEs with miniatures"

Sandra is recognised both nationally and internationally as a successful education leader. She was recipient of the New Zealand member of New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours , which recognised her contribution to education in New Zealand.

She has several other national awards for her contribution to education and other communities and works with modern learning environment design, strategic planning and leadership coaching.

Katrina Ward - "Please keep a look out for the seatbelts off sign so that we can move around and play"

Katrina is a passionate facilitator with over 16 years’ experience in education.

Spanning secondary, tertiary and corporate contexts, Katrina loves making learning fun, engaging and relevant.
Katrina is a skilled educator with experience in the Arts, STEAM, Digital Technology integration, workshop design and lean systems design.

She is passionate about playful pedagogy and lifelong learning.

Rochelle Inwood - "Put your window shades up because the view from up here is stunning"

Rochelle thrives on challenge and is driven by the desire to make a long term positive impact on all of those she leads, for the best of our learners. Rochelle is a highly experienced teacher and leader.

Known for her research-based, passionate and innovative approaches, Rochelle is available to support Kāhui Ako and Kura with the implementation of the Āotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum, Strategic Planning, Kocal Curriculum design and Collaborative Teaching Practices.

She thrives on ‘celebrating small wins’ to keep your team’s momentum.

Yvette McKechnie - “We’re expecting a smooth flight and should arrive ahead of schedule”

Yvette has expertise in enhancing thinking skills, and has had success with improving scholarship results in her own classroom and in the classrooms of other teachers.

She has written numerous educational resources about improving thinking skills through the use of philosophy.

Yvette has also worked with Kahui Ako, developing and implementing strategic plans. She has experience working with principals in strategic planning and change management processes, as well as enhancing community relationships with schools.

Donna Barlow-Rolleston - "Kia ora, Nau mai haere mai"

Ngāti Maniapoto

Donna’s level of Te Reo Māori is a rare asset. Donna has the ability to engage and empower staff to have the confidence to embed Te Reo Māori within their mahi.

The students love her high-energy Te Reo lessons. The teachers work with Donna to gain confidence and capability in Te Reo teaching. Donna provides detailed planning with ongoing feedback for the teachers as they progress in their development.

Momentum have adapted and used our local curriculum ideas and created some wonderful resources that allow for student agency. The tasks are underpinned by sound social science pedagogy like perspectives, decision making, critical thinking, understanding sources and bias, and conceptual understanding. My favourite resources link the past with the contemporary through exploring the concept of identity. The tasks integrate skills with content that we think is important for our students to explore, for example how Te Tiriti impacts Ngāi Tahu today. I would fully recommend Momentum Learning to help you with implementing ANZHs.

~ Callum Green, Burnside High School

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