I currently lecture part-time at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, Te Puna Wānanga. This has enabled me to part-time write this CPR. I have worked in and around Māori education and mainstream education since 1986. Most recently, I have worked at Newton Central Primary School for 17 years in various roles such as second Acting Principal, schoolwide Bicultural Educator, Team leader and Senior teacher of Māori units, and English as a second literacy for Māori pathway students. I specialise in, and love, Science, all the Arts and Social Studies.
I completed my Masters with first class Honours in 2007 called Preparing Our Students For Bicultural Relationship: Pākehā Primary Teachers and Bicultural Histories of Aotearoa. At Newton I began to write and practice the first version of the CPR in response to the findings in my Masters and other research.
I am studying towards my PhD at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, Te Puna Wānanga. I am also self-employed. I have worked in and around Māori education and mainstream education since 1997, most recently at Newton Central Primary School for 10 years in various roles such as kaiāwhina, kaiārahi i te reo, schoolwide integration of te reo Māori, teacher in the Māori unit, English-medium teacher, teacher for the Gifted and Talented group and specialist ICT teacher.
I specialise in Hangarau, Technology, Science, the Arts and Social Studies, with a particular interest in inquiry learning.