Our People

Sarah Martin is Principal at Stonefields School. She is an educational 'provocateur' who thrives on problem-solving, conceptualising solutions, developing and implementing strategy, maintaining change momentum, building individuals' and team capacity, and challenging teachers' and leaders' mindsets and thinking. As an experienced school leader, she has significant expertise to draw upon, and a strong desire to improve outcomes for all.

Chris Bradbeer's expertise is particularly in the field of innovative learning environments, and in teacher collaboration. He's been an AP at Stonefields since it opened in 2011. Chris is a Research Fellow on the Innovative Learning Environments & Teacher Change Project 2016-2019 being run by The University of Melbourne. He has recently completed a PhD on teacher collaboration in ILEs.

Sean Bailey has been involved in the education sector for 25 years. Since 2011, he has led two diverse primary schools in Ōtautahi | Canterbury, and has had the opportunity to work alongside some impactful and inspiring leaders across New Zealand. Sean has a strong interest and belief in developing collaborative leadership capabilities with teams and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and insights with you on this journey together.

Jana Benson is our curriculum and learner agency lead. She has extensive experience of working with schools in areas of local curriculum development, writing graduate profiles, evaluation of teacher impact, digital learning, and leading and coaching collaborative inquiry. She is passionate about developing learner agency, and has actively pursued this in her lead CoL role, heading up a TLIF project, and in her current doctoral study.