Chic Foote

Chic is director and senior consultant at her company Helix Consulting based in Auckland, New Zealand. Chic draws on her experience as an educator of more than 35 years experience in her commitment to the development of engaging and relevant curriculum for the future success of all learners as members of our global community. Chic began her career as a teacher and later an assistant principal in New Zealand schools. In the ensuing years Chic has enjoyed working with teachers and school systems, pre-service teacher education, and professional development projects within New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Middle East and Asia. This has included project coordination and leadership, teaching and supervising undergraduates, resource development, facilitating teacher leadership, and developing effective curriculum design. Over the past 15 years this range of experience has led to her becoming known for her skills in analyzing need and designing, coordinating and facilitating targeted professional learning opportunities. Chic is widely experienced in the process of curriculum mapping and the backward design process. In addition to her affiliation with McTighe and Associates, she works as a faculty member of Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ Curriculum 21 team.

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum design using the Understanding by Design® framework
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Strategic planning; Program Implementation and Evaluation

Available for consulting work in:

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Middle East