Work History

Work History
Oct 2005 - Present

Class Teacher & ICT Lead Teacher for Nursery- Primary 2

Shelly Park School

Classroom Teacher:

  • Nursery - Primary 4

e-Learning Specialist / Eastnet Cluster Contract Lead Teacher (2 Management Units):

  • one day release (2009)
  • three days release (2010)
  • In class support - teaching and learning and technical support
  • Facilitating Professional Development sessions, staff meetings and skill-building workshops
  • Beginning Teacher/Student Teacher Professional Development support
  • Lead teacher for school (2009 & 2010)
  • Collaborate as a team member of 4 lead teachers (2009) - Led a team of 6 teachers (2010)
  • Parent information evenings - beginning of the year, Cybersafety, Blogging in education
  • Computer Monitors - upskilling 2 children from each of the 8 Junior Classes (Nursery - Primary 2)
  • Administrator for Mathletics; New Zealand's premier Online Learning Management System KnowledgeNET and Super Clubs Plus (Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety)
  • Organised visits to other Schools for staff members to have an opportunity to see effective and integrated eLearning and Inquiry Learning in practice at their appropriate year level
  • ICT Curriculum team member (2006-2010)
  • Think Tank team member developing, trialling and resourcing our whole school Inquiry Learning Model (2008-2009)

Elected Board of Trustees Staff Repesentative (2008-2010):

  • Attended BOT meetings
  • Prepared monthly staff reports - consulted staff, made submissions on the behalf of individuals/groups, included summaries of important school-wide/year level events with supporting evidence
  • Prepared annual staff report - summary of each month's report
  • Participated in Education Review Office Consultation (2009)
  • Completed annual Equal Opportunities Audit for Staff Employment (2008, 2009)

Associate Teacher:

  • NZ Trained Teachers - two 3rd year BEd student teachers, one from Auckland College of Education and the other from Massey University (2008); 1st year BEd student teacher from Auckland University (2007)

Tutor Teacher:

  • 2nd year Beginning Teacher (2009)
  • Timetabled Professional Development and observations
  • Conducted observations - feedback and feed forward
  • Planning and classroom support

Enhanced Programme (2009-2010):

  • Participated in training & implementing of the Let's Go Programme by Jenny Andrew - this is a combination of Occupational Therapy, BrainGym and Perceptual Motor Programmes
  • On-going assessment of high-needs children
  • Dyslexia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder - worked in collaboration with Private Therapists for individuals within my class, liasing with feeder Nurseries to enable successful transitions for individuals with special needs into Primary 1
  • Implemented timetables

Gifted and Talented Extension Groups:

  • Junior Computer Monitors 'Digikidz' (2010)
  • Website Design (2007) - Primary 4 children
  • Powerpoint Presentations, Digital Learning Centres (2006) - Primary 3 children

Technology Curriculum Team (2010):

  • Contributed to Team Meetings
  • Completed inventory, updated resource database, consulted staff, ordered new resources to support learning 
  • Prepared team planning each year during our Technology focus and organised resources for staff and children

Music Curriculum Team (2007, 2009-2010):

  • Contributed to Team Meetings
  • Completed inventory, updated resource database, consulted staff, ordered new resources to support learning 
  • Prepared team planning each Term related to the current theme of study and organised resources for staff and children
  • Demonstrated good practice in team teaching situations
  • Contributed to and shared the Music Report with the Board of Trustees

PE Curriculum Team (2009):

  • Contributed to the review of the annual Action Plan
  • Contributed to each Term's planning for the team.
  • Developed and shared resources for swimming teaching with Junior School teachers
  • Junior Swimming Carnival 2009 - Co-planned the event, explained WALTs to children and parents for each event

Science Curriculum Team (Term 4, 2009):

  • Attended the Budget meeting at the end of the year and made a submission for funds to purchase a Digital Microscope for the school to be used in the Junior School's theme 'In the Garden' learning about minibeasts and their environment

Drama Curriculum Team (2006):

  • Contributed to Team Meetings
  • Completed inventory, updated resource database, consulted staff, ordered new resources to support learning 
  • Re-located Drama resources to a more accessible location within the school
  • Coordinated the construction of a resources cupboard for Dance and Drama resources in the School Hall
  • Contributed to and shared Drama Report with the Board of Trustees
2002 - 2005

Class Teacher & Whole School ICT Coordinator

Papatoetoe Central School

Newly Qualified Teacher (2003 - 2004):

  • Primary 5 and 6

School-wide ICT Coordinator:

  • Half day release per week (2004-2005)

Associate Teacher:

  • NZ Trained Teachers - Post-Graduate Student Teacher (2005)

Tutor Teacher:

  • Supported a 2nd Year Beginning Teacher (2005)
  • Timetabled PD and observations
  • Conducted observations - feedback and feed forward
  • Planning and classroom support

ICT Curriculum Team (2004-2005):

  • Forming and implementing the schoolwide ICT Development Plan
  • Lighting and audio for School Assemblies and Senior School Production
  • Filmed and edited School Production using iMovie, DVD copies sold to parents and family members as a school fundraiser

Senior Children Responsibilities (2003-2005):

  • Organised rotational termly timetables for Senior Responsibilities
  • Organised and accompanied 8 children to represent the school and attend the Top Schools Rotary Club Fun Day
  • Contributed to selection of children for enhanced programmes

School Camp:

  • Planning and running school Camp at Snell's Beach and Carey Park (2003 - 2005)
  • Acted in a teacher's skit

Peer Mediation:

  • Responsible for training Mediators
  • Organising timetables and uniforms
  • Implementing a whole school caught being good reward scheme

After-school Classes:

  • Organised and ran Term long classes in Homework and ICT (2004-2005)

Music Curriculum Team:

  • Cataloguing resources
  • Preparing music and lyrics for school assemblies
  • Instrumental group - small group of children performed to parents using percussion instruments

PE Curriculum Team:

  • Gymnastics - Training for Primary 4-6
  • Accompanied teams to competitions representing the school

Education

Education
1989 - 1995

George Watson's College

1995Higher Grade -

History                                      B

MathematicsC

CSYS -

EnglishC

SCOTVEC - Small Scale Theatre Productions

1994Higher Grade -

BiologyB

EnglishA

FrenchB

MusicC

1993Standard Grade -

Art and Design2

Biology1

French2

History1

Mathematics3

Music1

Personal Characteristics