HETTANZ National Office
PO Box 10612
Phone: 04 473 8043
For all general enquiries, please contact us here.
Mobile: 021 875 922
Work: 04 476 8707
A creative, results driven, student focused, leader and teacher with experience in fashion, textiles design, art and technology. I am Assistant Head of Technology Marsden Collegiate School, Karori Wellington since 2007. I have been a member of HETTANZ since 2007 and on the HETTANZ executive since 2010. I like developing innovative technology programmes with a focus on creativity and community networks. I embrace technologies in my year 7 – 13 programmes while focusing on skills in textiles adapting the Technology curriculum to respond to student needs. Having had a career in hospitality prior to my teaching career. A recipient of the HETTANZ Scholarship 2014. I am currently working towards my Masters of Education Victoria University.
Immediate Past President
Mobile: 027 253 4844
Work: 09 274 4081 Ext 222
I am Head of Technology at Sancta Maria College in Auckland. I have been teaching since 1979, after graduating from Secondary Teachers College in Auckland (Home Economics / PE). I completed a BEd degree from Massey University and a Diploma ToEFL overseas, through Cambridge University. I have taught at Otahuhu College, Hauraki Plains College and was HOD at Hamilton Girls’ High School. Our family then moved to Brunei, and returned in 2003, where I taught Textiles at Onehunga High and then moved to Botany Downs College at HOD Food Technology.
In my downtime I enjoy creating stuff from ceramics, cakes for special occasions, working with fabric and other multi-materials. I enjoy time at home with Jacob, Campbell & Eva and our 2 dogs, Ted & Ellie.
Work: 09 415 9566
I teach Food and Textiles Technology at Kristin School in Albany. I am also the Middle School Curriculum Manager for Technology. I have experience in teaching at a range of levels and using standards from a wide range of areas, including Home and Life Sciences, Technology and Hospitality. I really enjoy class room teaching and learning new skills to improve our students learning experiences.
I have been a HETTANZ member since 1987, and have played an active role holding several positions in the Auckland branch and previously in the Bay of Plenty. In my spare time I enjoy quilting and scrap-booking and spending time with my family.
Region A – Northern North Island
Mobile: 021 0244 3625
I am an accredited PLD facilitator with the MoE and moderator for Competenz, with specialist expertise in textile design and clothing manufacture. As a former technology facilitator for Team Solutions at the University of Auckland I have a wide range of teaching experience in primary, intermediate and secondary schools in both the UK and New Zealand. I hold degrees in both Science and Hard Materials Technology and have created innovative STEM education programmes for, amongst others, a consortium of Museums in Northland.
My education management experience includes head of department, head of learning area and head of faculty roles. In the UK I have also worked with communities of learning as technology liaison for primary to secondary transitioning. Other professional educational roles have focused on leading cross-curricular initiatives such as STEM, RSA projects and work with industry training providers for vocational education.
I have been involved with several pioneering projects focused on teacher professional development, partnering with organisations as diverse as Goldsmiths College London and Sheffield Hallam University. I am a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming for coaching and mentoring, with a Masters Degree in Multimedia, IT and Education.
Region B – Central North Island
This year I have moved to Morrinsville College after working last year for the University of Auckland as a Technology Facilitator as part of the Secondary Student Achievement (SSA) project in the Central North team. Prior to that I was Leader of Curriculum Technology at Melville High School for five years. I moved to Melville High School after seven and a half years at Taumarunui High School. I have taught Home Economics, Food Technology and Hospitality from Year 9 to Level 3. I have been a HETTANZ Member since 2006.
I am also an Executive member on the Waikato PPTA committee, and a member of the PPTA middle leadership task-force looking into the challenges facing curriculum middle leaders in New Zealand secondary schools. I am part of the Ministry of Education task-force advising them on Vocational Pathways.
I completed my Post Graduate certificate in Coaching Mentoring in 2016 and am hoping to finish my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Waikato this year.
Region C – Central New Zealand
Work: 04 478 8189
I am currently Technology Learning area Leader at Onslow College in Wellington. My specialist area is Fashion & Textiles, though I also have teaching experience in Home Economics, Food Technology and Graphics.I have been a HETTANZ member since 1994.
After arriving from the UK, HETTANZ was a lifeline to a ‘fresh off the plane’ teacher. It continues to be a great support for me both in the classroom and personally. In my down time my passion is anything fabric (with a strong hint of sustainability mixed in) – I am a budding quilter with diminishing shelf space and too many UFO’s (unfinished objects!) I have been an active member of the Wellington HETTANZ branch committee for a number of years and have previously taken on the CNZ regional representative role in 2009/10.
In changing times I feel that it is crucial to continue to support a strong subject association and am keen to bring the views of Central New Zealand teachers to the National Executive. I look forward to representing the region and making a contribution our subject association. “ Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much “ – Helen Keller
Region D – Northern South Island
Work: 03 352 6119
I’ve been teaching over 30 years in New Zealand, mostly in a range of schools in Christchurch and the UK. I am a passionate traveler, love children, quilting, cats and gardening. I work hard and have a great social life with special friends.
I’ve been an HOD for many years and I am currently Assistant HOD with responsibility for Hospitality at Papanui High School. I enjoy working with a wide range of people in all HETTANZ subject areas. I believe in Home Economics as a subject area and have campaigned hard to have it recognized as the great curriculum area it is.
Region E – Southern South Island
Work: 03 455 0113
As a facilitator I am interested in the exploration of teaching Technology outside of the curriculum. My aim in the position of Southern South Island Regional Representative is to encourage networks and provide learning opportunities amongst teachers in the region. My goal is to inform members of updates and opportunities for feedback and consultation processes. Connecting Technology education with communities is a focus for the future.