I started teaching almost 20 years ago in a school in Te Puke. Then I went abroad for a decade or so to teach and lead overseas. When I returned to Aotearoa I brought two school-aged children with me. I first chose Silverdale Normal School as a school for my children. I knew they would experience high quality learning and develop values and dimensions that they will need to be happy, healthy, fulfilled citizens- that will make a positive difference throughout their lives.
It was soon after this that I was awarded a position here and I was fortunate enough to join them and work in a place with a passionate staff and a close community feel. I enjoy coming to our wharekura everyday and working as part of the diverse Silverdale community. Our children are exciting, enthusiastic and curious. I love learning with them and feel very privileged to have the opportunity.