Team

PILO

Since 2013, PILO has had over 75 staff members. Due to the nature of our programme many staff have moved on, creating a network of dedicated leaders who support the education sector and extend PILO’s change management approach.

PILO
BOARD

  • Mary
    Maphison
    MOROBE
  • Mary
    MARY
    METCALFE
  • Mary
    Michael
    Sachs
  • Mary
    Ketan
    Gordhan
  • Mary
    NICOLA
    GALOMBIK
  • Mary
    Fundiswa
    ROJI-MAPLANKA
  • Mary
    VOLKER
    WEDEKIND
  • Mary
    PELIWE
    LOLWANA

MANAGEMENT
TEAM

  • Mary
    MARY
    METCALFE

    Executive Director
  • Mary
    JOANNE
    MURPHY

    Programmes Manager
  • Mary
    Desmond
    Lesejane

    Education Change Specialist
  • Mary
    Hlengiwe
    Mtetwa

    Provincial Manager – KwaZulu Natal
  • Mary
    Susan
    Cohen

    Teacher Learning Support Specialist
  • Mary
    Nhlanhla
    Sokhela

    School Management Team Specialist
  • Mary
    Vanita
    Richard

    SMT Training Development and Facilitation Specialist
  • Mary
    Allistair
    Witten

    Knowledge and Research Specialist
  • Mary
    Afsaneh
    Tabrizi

    Finance and Administration Manager
  • Mary
    Silent
    Ruzvidzo

    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Mary
    Cindy
    Chopo

    Accountant
  • Mary
    Nkoana Chippa
    Maloka

    Mpumalanga Provincial Change Facilitator
  • Mary
    Dumisani
    Mdaka

    KwaZulu Natal Provincial Change Facilitator
  • Mary
    Misumuzi
    Mbatha

    KwaZulu Natal Provincial Change Facilitator

Mary

MARY METCALFE
Executive Director

Mary’s knowledge, skills, and decades of experience in education mark her as one of South Africa’s leading education experts. She is a regular advisor to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on a broad range of issues including curriculum related matters. She assisted the DBE in its curriculum recovery strategy necessitated by COVID. As Executive Director of PILO, an organisation focused on the improvement of curriculum recovery, Mary is a thought leader in shaping policy around improved curriculum development. She has extensive knowledge of the challenges around curriculum development in South Africa and profound understanding of the National Curriculum Statement and Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPs).

Her work with the provincial departments has centred on building the capacity of the education system to be able to support teachers in the application and implementation of the CAPS curriculum. Mary has taken part in the design, implementation, and review of numerous evaluation studies on education. The National Education Collaboration Trust’s evaluation of PILOs programme in KwaZulu Natal concludes that the PILO intervention likely did lead to improved curriculum coverage. Mary’s leading insight into the curriculum issues facing South Africa, her commitment and dedication to school improvement and her ability to motivate and rally teams of talented people around her, place her as a truly effective leader in this field.

PILO

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