Primary school teacher for 13 years; Editor of NZ School Journal (a reading resource supplied by the Ministry of Education to all NZ schools) for 13 years; Contracted to develop reading resources for Pacific Island countries (10 years); Currently writing and publishing books aimed at slow-to-start and remedial reading boys.
Tactile and experiential. Most children, and especially boys struggling with reading, learn best when they can touch and do what they are reading about.
Over fifty books published, mainly reading resources for children, but also for teachers, on helping reluctant-reader boys break through into reading.
NZ Primary, Secondary, and Teacher Training College – Trained Teacher Certificate (equiv to B.Ed.)
Ultra-marathoner (hence the "Marathon Books" brand). Father and grandfather, sailor, boat-builder and traveller.