Local office team profiles and staff list

Sector Enablement &
Support Roles and Schools
Name
Profile
Responsibilities
Kia ora, Talofa lava and
Greetings.
Director of Education for the
Marlborough/Nelson/West
Coast area. My background
includes 28 years experience
as a principal in Porirua,
Wellington and Christchurch
across contributing, full
primary and Intermediate
schools ranging from 70 to
over 600 students and from
decile 2 to decile 10. In
between schools I have
been: National Operations
Manager for Special
Education, Manager of the
Literacy, Numeracy and
Assessment teams at
National Office, Lead for the
Southern Student
Achievement Practitioners
team, Manager of the
schools change project in
Christchurch and Local
Office Manager for the
Marlborough/Nelson/West
Coast area.
Director of Education
 Liaison with stakeholders
Pasifika
 Local priorities
 Children’s Teams
 Teen parent unit (TPU)
 Special Education (SE)
 Interagency links
 Education Review Office
(ERO)
 First Time Principals
(FTP)
 Pasifika Plan
Erika Ross: MEdAdmin
Tel: 03 539 1533
Mob: 027 509 0430
Email:
[email protected]
Jill Lees
Tel: 03 539 1545
Mob: 027 501 5108
Email:
[email protected]
Jill has 30 years of
educational experiences as
teacher, HOD, deputy and
principal in primary and
secondary sectors in both
Australia and New Zealand
and with consolidated
experience with sector and
reference groups in special
education and international
student accreditation
programmes. Passionate
about student engagement
and educational achievement
for all. Jill is Lead advisor.
Lead Advisor
 0.5 Director support
 Marlborough Children’s
Team
 Home Schooling
 Early leaving Exemptions
(ELX)
 Interim Response Fund
(IRF)
 Youth Justice/ CYFs
 Attendance
 Stand downs,
suspensions and
Exclusions (SDS)
 Alternative education
(AE)
Cat has been involved in
education for 25 years, 12 of
those were in educational
leadership both in the United
Kingdom and New Zealand.
She has taught in a range of
urban primary schools and
was the principal of a primary
school and children’s centre
which has given her valuable
experience of what works to
accelerate the achievement
of priority students.
After time teaching in New
Zealand, Cat joined the MOE
in 2011 as the Student
Achievement Function
Practitioner (SAF) for
Marlborough/Nelson/West
Coast Region and has
worked with over 30 schools
during that time including
primary, secondary and area
schools.
Student Achievement
Function (SAF)
 Oversees Achievement
Challenge and BPS
Targets
Cat Dempsey
Tel: 03 539 1540
Mob: 027 837 4695
Email:
[email protected]
govt.nz
Helen Robinson
Tel: 03 546 3479
Mob: 027 479 8745
Email:
[email protected]
vt.nz
Has twenty nine years
experience working in
education. Has a degree in
Sociology, a teaching
qualification and a Masters in
Post-Colonial Texts.
From the UK where her roles
included Lecturer and
Curriculum Leader in
Sociology; Curriculum
Manager of a Combined
Degree programme;
Learning Director in the
tertiary sector promoting
excellence in teaching and
learning and mentor of
trainee teachers. Was a
Principal Examiner in
Sociology, Culture and
Society. The co author of a
book used in secondary
schools and tertiary
organisations to teach
Sociology.
Moved to New Zealand in
2007 and worked for NZQA
on self-assessment and
external evaluation before
joining the Ministry in 2010.
Senior Advisor
 Data analysis
 Professional Learning
and Development
 Ka Hikitia
Geoff
O Halloran
Tel: 03 546 3480
Mob: 027 201 0971
Email:
[email protected]
vt.nz
Nearly 40 years experience
in secondary teaching
including over 20 years in
Senior Leadership Teams in
two different schools,
Wellington East Girls’
College and Tawa College.
Over 15 years involvement
on regional and national
bodies to do with Deputy and
Assistant Principals.
Involvement on Ministry
Reference and Focus
Groups including SMS,
attendance and Payroll.
Senior Advisor
 Alternate Education (AE)
 Interagency links
Worked in education for over
40 years. Following training
in Christchurch, he taught in
the Wairarapa, Auckland,
Taranaki and Nelson regions.
Has taught both primary and
secondary students and has
Area School experience.
Following 17½ years as a
Principal, joined the Ministry
of Education as a Senior
Advisor three years ago,
working mostly with schools
in the Marlborough region.
Senior Advisor
 Governance: NZSTA,
 Interventions
 Staffing and Resourcing
Murray Cain (0.5)
Tel: 03 539 1539
Mob: 027 742 8589
Email:
[email protected]
Hilary Clifton (0.5)
Tel: 03-546 3486
Mob: 027-687 9335
Email:
[email protected]
Trained as a secondary
school teacher in 1974 and
taught in the Hutt Valley and
the Central North Island
before working in a variety of
non teaching positions
including time as an outdoor
pursuits centre manager, an
aerobics instructor and a
fulltime mother of two
children. In 1986 returned to
teaching, in the primary
sector. Taught in Hokitika,
Hawkes Bay, Tasman and
Nelson before joining the
Ministry of Education as a
Senior Advisor nine years
ago.
Senior Advisor
 Reading Together and
Reading Recovery
Programmes
 Student Support Centres
 Refugee and migrant
education
Wide experience in
education over the past 25
years as an Education
Review Officer, Early
Childhood Teacher,
Manager, Team Leader,
Lecturer and in the support
services. Highly committed to
young children, their wellbeing and quality provision
for them and their families.
Key priorities include Te Tiriti
o Waitangi, self review,
assessment, evaluation and
transitions.
Senior Advisor – Early
Childhood Education (ECE)
 ECE all work programmes
 All Licensed Services
Glenda Haren
Tel: 03 546 3473
Mob: 027 248 0208
Email:
[email protected]
nz
Elizabeth Hamilton
Tel: 03 539 1504
Mob: 027 836 4971
Email:
[email protected]
govt.nz
Passionate about education
that is responsive to the
learner's language, identity
and culture. Has lived in
Japan, taught English as a
second language in France
and worked as an Internship
Coordinator for International
Students at NMIT. Became
involved in Early Childhood
Education through
Playcentre where she
worked as a Supervisor and
Liaison Officer. Has a degree
in Japanese and French and
is studying towards a
diploma in Māori Studies.
Advisor – Early Childhood
Education (ECE)
 Playgroups Marlborough
and Nelson
 Pasifika Education Plan
(PEP)
Joanna Lorimer
Tel: 03-768 2018
Mob: 027 479 8750
Email:
[email protected]
vt.nz
Involved in education for 27 Advisor – Early Childhood
years. This has been with a Education (ECE)
 Playgroups West
range of ages but mostly in
Coast and Nelson
early childhood education.
 Communication
Joined the early childhood
(Ministerial)
education team at the
Ministry of Education in 2007.
Since then I have enjoyed
getting to know communities
throughout the West Coast
and Nelson areas and
working with playgroups and
licensed early childhood
services.
Phil Sharpin
Tel: 03 546 3472
Mob: 027 8391 102
Email:
[email protected]
Much of Phil’s 25 years in the
education sector has been in
regional and national
management positions,
working with tertiary-funded
providers, including schools,
for the Tertiary Education
Commission (TEC) and its
predecessors (Skill New
Zealand, ETSA). Among
other things, he was
responsible for the roll-out of
the Gateway programme in
Nelson/Marlborough/West
Coast and later its operation
at a national level. From
2009 to early 2012 Phil
undertook contract work,
which included establishing
the West Coast and
Nelson/Tasman (now Top of
the South) Trades
Academies.
For 14 months from February
2012 he was the Ministry’s
Nelson-based Regional
Manager, ECP, on a
temporary basis and has
been in his current role in the
national Youth Guarantee
team since July 2013.
Chief Advisor Youth
Guarantee
Youth Guarantee(YG):
Secondary-Tertiary
Partnerships; Vocational
Pathways; Achievement,
Retention & Transition(ART)
School Name
Appleby School
Auckland Point School
Awahono School - Grey Vlly
Barrytown School
Birchwood School
Blaketown School
Blenheim School
Bohally Intermediate
Brightwater School
Broadgreen Intermediate
Brooklyn School (Motueka)
Buller High School
Canvastown School
Central Takaka School
Clifton Terrace School
Cobden School
Collingwood Area School
Dovedale School
Enner Glynn School
Fairhall School
Fox Glacier School
Franz Josef Glacier School
Garin College
Golden Bay High School
Granity School
Greymouth High School
Greymouth Main School
Grovetown School
Haast School
Hampden Street School
Hapuku School
Havelock School
Henley School
Hira School
Hokitika School
Hope School
Inangahua Junction School
John Paul II High School
Kaikoura High School
Kaikoura Primary School
Kaikoura Suburban School
Kaniere School
Karamea Area School
Karoro School
Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School
Kumara School
Lake Brunner School
Lake Rotoiti School
Linkwater School
Lower Moutere School
Lynton Downs School
Mahana School
Maitai School
Mapua School
Marlborough Boys' College
Marlborough Girls' College
Maruia School
Mayfield School
Motueka High School
Motueka Rudolf Steiner
Motueka South School
Motupipi School
Murchison Area School
Senior Advisor
Geoff O’ Halloran
Jill Lees
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Jill Lees
Geoff O’ Halloran
Murray Cain
Murray Cain
Geoff O’ Halloran
Jill Lees
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Jill Lees
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Helen Robinson
Jill Lees
Murray Cain
Hilary Clifton
Hilary Clifton
Jill Lees
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Murray Cain
Hilary Clifton
Jill Lees
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Jill Lees
Jill Lees
Hilary Clifton
Hilary Clifton
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Hilary Clifton
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Murray Cain
Murray Cain
Helen Robinson
Murray Cain
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Hilary Clifton
Nayland College
Nayland Primary School
Nelson Central School
Nelson Christian Academy
Nelson College
Nelson College For Girls
Nelson Intermediate
Ngatimoti School
Paparoa Range School
Parklands School
Paroa School
Picton School
Queen Charlotte College
Rai Valley Area School
Ranzau School
Rapaura School
Redwoodtown School
Reefton Area School
Renwick School
Richmond School
Richmond View School
Riverlands School
Riwaka School
Ross School
Runanga School
Sacred Heart School
Salisbury School
Seddon School
South Westland Area School
Spring Creek School
Springlands School
St Canices School
St Joseph's School, Picton
St Joseph's School, Nelson
St Joseph's School, Kaikoura
St Mary's School, Hokitika
St Mary's School, Blenheim
St Patrick's School
St Paul's School
St Peter Chanel School
Stoke School
Tahunanui School
Takaka Primary School
Tapawera Area School
Tasman Bay Christian Sch
Tasman School
Teen Parent Unit
TKKM o Tuia te Matangi
Tua Marina School
Upper Moutere School
Victory Primary School
Waikawa Bay School
Waimea College
Waimea Intermediate
Wairau Valley School
Waitaria Bay School
Wakefield School
Ward School
Westland High School
Westport North School
Westport South School
Whataroa School
Whitney Street School
Witherlea School
Jill Lees
Jill Lees
Helen Robinson
Jill Lees
Jill Lees
Jill Lees
Jill Lees
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Hilary Clifton
Murray Cain
Murray Cain
Hilary Clifton
Murray Cain
Murray Cain
Murray Cain
Murray Cain
Helen Robinson
Hilary Clifton
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Geoff O’ Halloran
Murray Cain
Hilary Clifton
Murray Cain
Murray Cain
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Murray Cain
Geoff O’ Halloran
Geoff O’ Halloran
Helen Robinson
Jill Lees
Jill Lees
Helen Robinson
Hilary Clifton
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Jill Lees
Helen Robinson
Murray Cain
Helen Robinson
Jill Lees
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Hilary Clifton
Murray Cain
Geoff O’ Halloran
Hilary Clifton
Murray Cain
Hilary Clifton
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Hilary Clifton
Murray Cain
Murray Cain