Position: Professional Development Director
Phone: 027 369 5087
I have recently been appointed as the Director of the Indigenous Leadership Centre at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi in Whakatane. I am of Tuwharetoa, Kahungunu, Tainui and Tuhoe descent. I have taught extensively in general stream, bilingual, urban, rural and international schools. I have also been involved in pre-service and in-service teacher education at undergraduate and post graduate levels at Massey University, latterly within the Masters of Educational Administration programme. My research interests have involved Māori women in positions of responsibility working in educational contexts that span Māori immersion, bilingual and general stream programmes. My recent work focuses on the critical reflections of educators working to make sense of their own professional experiences as they work to thrive in increasingly diverse contexts.
I have written and published in the area of leadership, gender, racial and cultural differences in publications such as Education and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand, the New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work, and Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice.