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Board of Directors
The NetNZ board is a diverse group of elected trustees and co-opted experts who together provide strong leadership and governance.
Anne is a very experienced eDean who has significant institutional knowledge that she has brought to the board. She has experience in leading thinking around effective student support and was previously the staff rep on the CantaNet Management Committee. Anne is passionate about the potential for eLearning in education, and walks the talk – evident in the very strong support for online learning within Ashburton College.
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.
Blair Sheat, Principal of Cheviot Area School:
Blair adores the variety and challenges that educating communities brings. Being a foundation staff member at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti (now Ao Tawhiti) provided Blair with a landscape for learning full of opportunities to explore how learning can best be supported. They challenged, they experimented, they adapted, and sometimes they got stuff right!
The past 6 years Blair has met new challenges as Principal at Cheviot Area School. Personalising learning and building a strong learning culture are the schools’ two strategic pillars. For students, the scope of effective learning pathways is, and needs to be so varied.
Blair has seen NetNZ hold a special place in supporting the continual challenge, adaption, and solution-seeking ethos that drives his journey in education. He sees being a Trustee on the NetNZ Board as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing wider growth of supporting learners throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
Michele has been an educator for over 20 years having come from a commercial background into teaching. She is the e-dean and online facilitator for Twizel Area School, a role that she has had for the last 12 years. Her belief for successful e-learning is building student self-efficacy and ensuring there is robust communication between students, e-teachers, and e-deans.
Michele has been part of the e-Dean support team assisting new e-deans into their roles. She has been the specialist teacher at Twizel Area School implementing the new Digital Technology curriculum with Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Alongside this role, she created a Code Club for teachers within the Mackenzie District to learn strategies to teach the new Technology curriculum within the primary school area.
Her other roles at Twizel Area School include being the Principal’s Nominee, Careers Advisor, and Gateway Co-ordinator.
Maurie was first involved with e-learning as Principal of Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, when OtagoNet was formed in 2001 and later through the role of Lead Principal of OtagoNet. In 2008/9 Maurie was seconded as a Leadership and Management Advisor at the University of Otago College of Education working in the First Time Principals Programme before moving to Auckland as the Foundation Principal of Ormiston Senior College in 2010, New Zealand’s newest secondary school at the time.
In 2014 Maurie was appointed as the Head of Salmond College, one of the halls of residence affiliated to Otago University.
Jono Hay, Deputy Principal Ashburton College:
Jono is Deputy Principal at Ashburton College. Prior to this he was a Head of Faculty – Science. As a passionate advocate for education, he sees NetNZ offering huge value for all kura now and into the future as a leading light in the effective implementation of e-learning.
Jono has 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.
He is interested in future-focused education and using digital technologies to support schools in meeting the needs of all of their diverse learners.
Jono has developed areas of strength in previous roles within schools and the Hakatere kāhui ako include strategic planning, communications, evaluation, cultural capability, employment, and financial stewardship.
Peter Hills, Co-Principal of Logan Park High School:
Peter had a rural upbringing, and a varied and interesting career with many roles in education, sport, trusts, and the commercial world. He was involved at the very beginning of online education and is currently in a city school that uses the network extensively.
Trevor is Head on Online Learning at Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand and has had a variety of previous roles: Executive Leader (Projects) NetNZ, Network Manager, teacher of Digital Technologies, HOD and PLD facilitator. He has taught at a variety of schools in the UK ranging from inner-city Oldham through to rural Somerset and, since arriving in New Zealand in 2004 at Waimate High School. He has been involved in leading elearning in a variety of ways: as a ICTPD Lead Teacher; 2007 MOE e-fellow, ePrincipal of Aorakinet and Cantanet clusters; Project Leader, Southern Central Divide Regional ICTPD Cluster and facilitator at CORE Education. Trevor has a deep understanding of the potential for technology to change learning and understands both the technical and pedagogical opportunities and challenges ahead. In his spare time, aside from playing with geeky stuff, Trevor enjoys tramping, running and enjoying a glass of wine with his family.