My qualifications include:

  • BA. English, Educational Psychology. University of Otago
  • Diploma of Teaching, Teachers’s College, Dunedin
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner
  • Professional training in techniques including: the Journey Practitioner Programme, Learning Styles
    During my teaching career, I have held the following positions:
  • Principal (acting)
  • Deputy Principal
  • SeNCO (Special Needs Co-Ordinator)
  • Host School Manager of RTLB team…and gained experience that has included:
  • Working specifically with underachievers for 20 years
  • Home tutoring in literacy for all ages
  • Trained 3,000 teachers in literacy programme ‘Jolly Phonics’ in NZ and Namibia. For more information go to my website www.phonics.co.nz

My variety of positions in the school system gave me access to the role I enjoyed most -working with parents and families, and alongside the professionals, with their expert knowledge and processes.

Perhaps coming from a large family myself has given me an affinity and fascination with families!

I am one of 6 siblings, 4 boys and 2 girls, all very close in age. A large family is like a small community and is a melting pot of personalities all interacting with each other –with great gusto in our case.