Kia ora, my name is Jo and I am very excited to be joining the Year 8 Rimu team as the Room 10 teacher for 2021. I have recently completed both my Master’s in Education specialising in Literacy, and Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Leadership. 

I enjoy travelling and am passionate about learning and understanding different cultures. I have taught in many different countries around the world. I have taught in Taiwan, Australia, Colombia, and Brazil. I was very fortunate that I was able to experience different cultures on a deeper level and integrate what I have learnt from the different cultures which I have encountered into my teaching and sharing my experience with my students. 

As a teacher, I value building a strong connection with my students. I enjoy talking to them and finding out their passion and interests. I also like to share my own experiences and knowledge with my students in order to help the students to make the best decisions and choices for their life. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy latin dancing such as salsa, bachata, and tango. I like to read, go to the movies, and spend quality time with friends. I have a passion for learning, and I like to take up new challenges and try new things.