About Us

Gail Loane

Gail has worked as a teacher, associate principal, principal and school adviser in the Waikato area. She has also worked on national projects for the Ministry of Education such as the Literacy Taskforce, Literacy Leadership, the development of the English Exemplars, the National Literacy Project and Schooling Improvement projects.

She designed a week-long residential writing course for teachers, which reflected her belief that teachers need to acknowledge their own authorship if they are to be successful as teachers of writing. The course material has formed the backbone of “I’ve Got Something to Say” Leading Young writers to Authorship

She works as an independent consultant in schools, tutoring and coaching school leaders and teachers in the development of literacy.


Sally Muir

Sally’s passion and expertise in the classroom is the foundation of the work she now does as a national literacy facilitator. She also worked on the development of the National English Exemplars, the National Literacy Project and Schooling Improvement projects.

She has worked alongside Gail for the past eleven years, as they continue to develop ideas and resources for their work in schools. Her expertise as a writer has led to her role of ghostwriter for “I’ve Got Something to Say”.

Gail Loane
Sally Muir