The Kaipara College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Sullivan as Principal.
Cindy joined the Kaipara College whanau as Deputy Principal in March last year, coming from Rosehill College in
Papakura, and before that Hobsonville Point Secondary School.
She was promoted to Acting Principal for Term 3, after the departure of Steve McCracken to Whangaparaoa College.
Board Chair, Rochelle Gillespie, says “at the outset we knew how important this appointment was for our staff, our students and our community, so we sought feedback from all of those areas to help guide us in our selection process and wefre confident Cindy will live up to the high expectations we have set for her as she steps into the leadership role permanently.”
Cindy lives with her partner Dave, who runs a contracting business. She has three daughters all in their twenties and after many years as a science teacher, a head of faculty and a deputy principal she says she’s excited to be taking the reins as Principal at Kaipara College.
She has also worked at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and at Auckland University on a Ministry of Education contract to raise secondary school student achievement.
“I have a deep knowledge and understanding of the direction our school needs to head to ensure we’re educating and growing bright, capable citizens who are ready for the future that awaits them,” she says.
Ms Sullivan says while she’s met many parents already, she welcomes the chance to represent the school and build strong relationships in the wider community that will go towards supporting our rangatahi and young people.
“I have grown to love this vibrant and welcoming school and community over the last year and a bit,” she says, and I’m really looking forward to growing with the school over the coming years.”
One of her first public engagements as the College’s new leader will be Thursday’s Open Evening for prospective Year 8 students.