Born in Ireland, I have lived and worked overseas all my life; teaching Biology/Science in the UK, Botswana and New Zealand. Motivated by an interest in human behaviour, I joined the RTLB Service and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development through Victoria University in 2007. I particularly enjoy systems work such as PB4L, IYT and currently am a member of the Mata Nui O Kahungungu Kahui Ako steering group. Over thirteen years I enjoy close working relationship across all thirteen schools in the Wairoa District, and live with my husband on our beautiful coastal small holding overlooking Hawkes Bay.
Saturday 7 April | 1:30pm
POSITIVE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE: CASE STUDIES FROM THE TRENCHES
Neuroscience into Practice
An experienced high-school science teacher, I joined the RTLB Service in 2005 and moved to Wairoa where I faced the biggest personal and professional challenges of my life. This is the story of how new learning generated new thinking, and how a community came together with a shared vision of Hauora as our over-arching achievement challenge and why we firmly believe addressing well-being across our schools will ultimately lift achievement in literacy and numeracy