I’m a registered Early Childhood Teacher, Wife and Mum to two daughters. I am passionate about Early Childhood Education and firmly believe that we are building a greater future when we invest in our children.
I have lived in Cromwell since 2003 after moving down from the Kapiti Coast. I graduated with distinction from The New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education in 2014 whilst working at Arrowtown Montessori for 8 years, moving from Teacher, to Head Teacher and then Centre Manager.
I feel the energy and positive efforts I put into teaching help to create a happy and safe classroom environment, where there is a love of learning. I enjoy working with the team, planning opportunities and setting attainable expectations for tamariki, encouraging them to do their best and to explore new and interesting possibilities. It is my belief as a teacher that the learning program should embrace each child’s unique dispositions and interests. Teaching opportunities open up through observing and listening, so as a teacher I recognise it is important to remain adaptable and open.
I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this valuable time within children’s lives. I recognise, as does the latest brain research, that the early childhood years are some of the most crucial in our development. I look forward to meeting you, your children and your families, and welcome your ideas on what you would like to see included within our programme.