Kathryn has nearly 40 years experience in the Early Childhood Education sector. She started with a strong interest in her own children’s learning as a Playcentre parent. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning. She has been a Childcare and Kindergarten teacher. Kathryn has been employed with the Educational Leadership Project as a Professional Learning Facilitator for 12 years. Kathryn is passionate about providing our tamariki and mokopuna with high quality education and developing teacher capacity and capability through professional learning opportunities.
”I experienced first hand the transformative process in my teaching practice through the introduction and engagement with the socio-cultural curriculum, Te Whāriki and narrative assessment. I am passionate about supporting teachers in transforming their practice by reviewing and evaluating the process of teaching by enacting the Principles and Strands of Te Whāriki.
Leadership and Inquiry
It is my privilege to be part of a process of transformation through participation in professional learning that improves outcomes for children. I consider myself to be a life-long learner and the notion of manaakitanga and ‘ako’ are strong in my practice. My strengths lie in my own pedagogical leadership and knowledge. I believe that supporting its development in teachers and leaders using Internal Evaluation as teacher inquiry in all aspects of Early Years education is vital to their professional growth and lifelong learning. I have been involved in most aspects of professional learning facilitation. This includes, Te Whāriki, Kei tua o te Pae, Biculturalism, Te Whatu Pokeka, Literacy, Mathematics, Leadership, Infants and Toddlers and Governance and Management.”
Kindness, and loving are now a big part of my life and I see this as the curriculum for life long learning. I have the honour to have a grandmothers/teachers gaze at little children and their learning and am very excited at what the future holds for them and us.