School: Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt (on leave without pay while PPTA President)
I’ve been an activist at all levels in PPTA, from branch chair to representing the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa as an Executive member before being elected the Association’s Junior Vice President last year and now President for 2017/18.
Why did you stand for election to PPTA Executive? I believe that high quality, well-resourced public education is a cornerstone to achieving fairness and equity in society, both in Aotearoa/New Zealand and abroad.
I’m committed to PPTA because I know that professional advocacy and industrial strength are critical to ensuring that we can create the best conditions for teachers to meet the needs of our nation’s young people.
If there was an overarching goal for me in taking on this role it would be wanting to ensure that teaching remains a great job: that is, I want to do everything I can to ensure our professional roles are supported by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and increasing access to high quality Professional Learning so that we can continue to make that difference to NZ students. Together, I'm confident we can make that happen.