Julie Mills is an educational consultant in learning and teaching, a role she has enjoyed since 2005. Working in schools throughout New Zealand, her focus is on raising student achievement. With a depth of understanding of curriculum, achievement and assessment practices, she facilitates a range of contracts for the Ministry of Education, writes educational resources for both the public and private sectors and presents regularly at conferences. Julie has an extensive background in teaching at all primary and intermediate levels. She has also held senior management positions and was a founding school principal/head teacher for four years.