I love learning and over many years have studied at a number of Universities. I have travelled all over the world and am fascinated by the way other cultures live. I have a special interest in Maori as our tangata te whenua. I love all things Maori and have worked in Pacific communities also enjoying their culture and people.

I have taught at all levels of our school system including tertiary, but remain committed to the middle years of our school system. Middle schools are dynamic and provide a special inspirational programme that is exciting and unique in what is offered both in the curriculum and in extracurricular activities. I am passionate about future focused learning practices.

My main interest is reading, especially action stories. I play the piano and love listening to classical music.