The Admin & Office Team

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Wendy Lee


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Wendy has been the Director of the Educational Leadership Project (Ltd). since it was established in 2000. She has over 45 year’s experience in the early child sector, during which she has worked as a teacher, tutor, lecturer, manager, professional development facilitator, researcher and author!

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Claire Chapman

Project Manager

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07-856-8708 | 021-77-4321

Claire is our Project Manager. Get in touch with Claire for anything related to our events, in-centre workshops, online learning or Ministry of Education funded SELO programmes.

Claire joined ELP in 2017 from a varied administrative background, and has a passion for organising events and projects. She emigrated from the UK with her kiwi husband 20 years ago and has two children so she understands the tough choices parents make when searching for childcare. Every day she is blown away by the dedication and enthusiasm to children’s development and wellbeing, which is shown by our Facilitators and the kaiako we work with.


Melissa Ferguson

Project and Accounts Administrator

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Melissa is our Accounts Administrator. Get in touch with Melissa for anything related to invoices and accounts. 

Melissa recently joined the ELP team and is returning to work after spending the past 9 years staying home with her 2 young children.  Melissa has a passion for environmental education and earned her B.S. in Resource and Environmental Studies in 2001 at Texas State University.  She also specialised in Nature and Heritage Tourism.

Melissa emigrated to New Zealand in 2009 and worked for a time as an Executive Assistant at Waikato Regional Council.  She has a passion for animals and in her free time she prefers to be outdoors in nature.


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