I have 13 years teaching experience.Through the years I have worked with students from Year 0 through to Year 8 at all ability levels. During my teaching career, I have been an Arts leader, tutor teacher, associate teacher and syndicate leader. I have also managed and coached many Nationally competing dance teams.
I am passionate about making learning fun, exciting, purposeful and holistic. For the past 25 years have personally studied such disciplines as improving self-beliefs and efficacy, mental wellbeing, focused positive thinking, meditation and mindfulness. I am keenly motivated to see such vital subjects integrated into school curriculums. I hope that my resources will assist teachers in implementing such holistic practices into their classrooms. I believe students need: *Choice and ownership in their learning *To explore their passions *To be creative and express themselves *To learn how to care for themselves and others *Opportunities to connect with nature *To have fun while learning
Managed and coached Nationally winning competitive cheerleading and dance teams
I have a B.A. degree in Primary Education
I am also an artist. I exhibit and sell my work at local art fairs, online and in exhibitions. My inspiration is pop surrealism and all NZ flora and fauna. Over the years I have managed many student mural projects and art exhibitions.