Nicola Ngarewa, a descendant of Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rāuru, Tāngahoe and Pakakohi, is passionate about disrupting the educational norm through transformative leadership and a focus on global citizenship.
Nicola has taught across all sectors of education, from early childhood to tertiary, including the NZ Prison system.
In 2013, Nicola received a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award as a result of the transformative work at Tamatea High School, Napier. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year for transformative work at Patea Area School. The school received the National UNESCO award for Education - Global Citizenship 2018.
Nicola is the principal of Spotswood College, New Plymouth. She is also a member of the Governance Board for the NZ Education Council.