Senior Staff Team and Teacher

Raised in Invercargill, I have lived in Otago for the past 21 years and call Koputai / Port Chalmers home. I have studied and practised education for all of that time. I have taught in junior, middle and senior school, in a specialist gifted and talented classroom, and at university. In addition to my time in the class I have specialised in philosophy, including teaching philosophy to children, gifted and talented education, critical literacy and Maori education.

My aim as an educator is to help develop critical and creative thinkers. I think important tools to achieve this include student choice and teaching through questioning.

Outside of school I enjoy family time, making music, playing football, reading, researching and discussing ideas.