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Cara Taylor

Senior Hero Consultant

Cara is a former Deputy Principal with a deep understanding of the challenges and demands that come with working in the education field. 

About Cara

With over 25 years of experience in teaching, leadership and facilitating learning, Cara understands the nature of such demanding roles. She has worked as a Teacher of Years 0-10, a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour, a Special Needs Education Coordinator (SENCO), Syndicate Leader, Deputy Principal, and a Facilitator of Middle School Leaders. 

Now, as Senior Education Consultant for Hero, Cara supports schools to unleash learners' potential. She is passionate about education and dedicated to supporting school leaders to create an environment that empowers both educators and students to thrive.


Education Experience

Foundation Deputy Principal - Te Matauru Primary, Rangiora, 2019 - 2020

Deputy Principal - Belfast School, Christchurch, 2014 - 2019

Facilitator of Middle Leaders Course - Canterbury Primary Principals’ Association, Canterbury, 2016 - 2019

Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour - Kaiapoi North School, 2011 - 2014

Teacher - Kaiapoi North School, 2005 - 2011



Postgraduate Diploma in Specialists Teaching with Distinction in Learning and Behaviour

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning