I felt the call to become a teacher as a seventeen year old so completed, at Waikato University, my Bachelor of Education majoring in English, and my Diploma in Teaching. Over the subsequent years I enjoyed teaching in a range of state schools at various levels, and have always had a particular passion for literacy, including teaching how to read and how to write well. Most recently I was a classroom teacher at Matakana School for 16 years.
I retired from full time teaching at the end of 2020, and this year joined the staff at Horizon on a part time basis in Reading Recovery. I am thrilled to be doing this as I strongly believe early reading intervention for those who are struggling is essential to get them back on track and to assist and empower them in their future learning journey.
I feel privileged to be working at Horizon School with a dedicated and caring staff who seek to demonstrate God's love by their compassion and interest in each child they teach.