I raro i te maru o te maunga o Aoraki.
He uri ahau no Ireland, no Scotland, no England, no Denmark, no Sweden.
Kei te noho au ki Waikuku Beach. Ko Blair Sheat Toku ingoa.
Tena koutou katoa.
I adore the variety and challenge that educating communities brings. Being a foundation staff member at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti (now Ao Tawhiti) provided a landscape for learning full of opportunities to explore how learning can best be supported. We challenged, we experimented, we adapted, and sometimes we got stuff right!
The past 6 years I have met new challenges as Principal at Cheviot Area School. Personalising learning and building a strong learning culture are our two strategic pillars. For our students the scope of effective learning pathways is, and needs to be so varied.
I have seen NetNZ hold a special place in supporting the continual challenge, adaption, and solution seeking ethos that drives my journey in education. I see being a Trustee on the NetNZ as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing wider growth of supporting learners throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
No reira, tena koutou katoa.
Other relevant experience includes:
- Has led the eDean Community of Practice for CantaNet
- Was a member of the governance group for Mid Canterbury Fibre Connected Schools
- Has taken professional learning sessions around eLearning/blended learning at Ashburton College and for Mid Canterbury teacher groups.
I would bring to the role governance experience from the education and health sectors including seven years on school Boards of trustees (primary and secondary) and two years as a director of the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service.
I have an interest in future focused education and using digital technologies to support schools in meeting the needs of all of their diverse learners.
Areas of strength developed in previous roles within schools and the Hakatere kāhui ako include strategic planning, communications, evaluation, cultural capability, employment and financial stewardship. Ngā mihi maioha.