Toni Laming

Executive Director Business Units, UniServices Director, Future Learning Solutions
Based in Auckland
Email: toni.laming@auckland.ac.nz
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Toni is the Executive Director, Business Units at UniServices and is currently also filling the Director role for Future Learning Solutions. She is a senior executive and director with over 25 years’ experience in global organisations, including global leadership roles in Orica and Fonterra as well as in the international management consultancy, KPMG. Over the years she has led the design and redesign of strategy, operating models and efficiency initiatives that have achieved major business transformation, performance and profitability improvements. Her experience spans M&A, complex value chains, cultures and geographies with a major focus on Agribusiness, Industrial, Food, Building, Resources and Energy, and Start up and Professional services sectors. Her focus is building and growing the capability of organisations, the people – customers and the communities involved.

Toni is a proven leader in technology commercialisation, digital innovation and transformation with major strengths in harnessing technology to add value to people and businesses in a way that creates better experiences but that also saves time and reduces cost. She is an early adopter of iterative, agile and human-centred design to achieve alignment and adoption of change within organisations, across stakeholders and teams. In her spare time Toni is involved in pro-bono work to grow capability and support in vulnerable areas - her passion for creating possibility for all a key motivator every day.

Morgan Benington

Programme Manager
Based in Auckland
Email: morgan.patterson@auckland.ac.nz
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Morgan is the Programme Manager for the Centre for Languages and a member of the Future Learning Solutions’ Senior Leadership Team. Her background is in education, particularly Languages, English and digital learning. Morgan has worked for UniServices since 2016 delivering contracts that support teachers and schools to develop modern, engaging and sustainable language programmes. Morgan enjoys collaborating with organisations who support language learning, use and maintenance to advocate for the importance of languages and cultures in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Morgan leads a team of innovative, inspired and dedicated facilitators who deliver programmes, workshops and one on one support to teachers, specifically in the Learning Languages curriculum area. The support is nationwide, for teachers of New Zealand Sign Language, te reo Māori, Pacific, Asian and European languages. The team deliver in person, online and by screencast; ensuring that every teacher of languages has an opportunity to upskill in language, culture and pedagogy.

Morgan is interested in efficiencies in education and management to ensure that those delivering and supporting schools are empowered to deliver on their specialities and grow their skills in other areas.

Dr Mark Dashper

Programme Manager
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau
Ngati Pākehā
Email: m.dashper@auckland.ac.nz
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Mark has worked with Digital Fluency, Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko in support of all learning areas. He was previously a PLD Practitioner at Te Puna Wānanga and Team Solutions, University of Auckland, before joining Future Learning Solutions. He led a three-year MoE Talent Development Initiative, titled Te Manu Aute, in a fully web-based programme of learning for 64 schools across Northland.  

Mark brings experience in:

  • Innovative teaching and learning environments and flipped classrooms, 
  • e-Ako pedagogies in collaborative environments to support kaiako to make positive shifts in their practice and encourage ākonga achievement, 
  • Blended learning PLD to schools,
  • Culturally sustaining pedagogy, 
  • Ngā Toi.

His research area explores the educational potential of social networking environments for Māori students, as well as culturally sustaining pedagogy. 

Colin Donald

Programme Manager
Based in Auckland
Email: colin.donald@auckland.ac.nz
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Colin is the Programme Manager and Professional Expert at Future Learning Solutions' Centre for Education Leadership supporting and developing the Growing Great Leaders™ course and delivering leadership PLD.

Colin has a background in senior education leadership spanning 25 years, including seven years as principal of King’s High School. In recent years he has led school reform and school leadership projects in the Middle East and completed contracts with the Ministry of Education and NZQA.

Colin’s time in the First-time Principals’ Programme includes mentoring a number of First-time Principals, reporting the programme outcomes to the Ministry of Education, participating in the FTP regional seminar programme and being co-Lead Mentor for the central south region. Within the Centre for Education Leadership Colin has responsibility for overseeing marketing activities and takes a lead role in promoting the Centre’s programmes to clients in the Middle East and Asia.

Martin Turner

Programme Manager
Based in Auckland
Email: m.turner@auckland.ac.nz
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Martin is a Programme Manager for our FLS Reading Recovery and Accelerated Learning in Literacy contracts with the Ministry of Education, delivering professional learning and development to schools in the Northern and Central South Ministry regions. After working for 11 years as a primary school principal, he joined the University of Auckland as a Principal’s Leadership and Management Adviser.  He was Team Leader for the University’s Ministry funded Leadership and Assessment contract prior to taking up his current role at Future Learning Solutions.

Martin brings a wide knowledge of the education sector through past experience in school leadership and Assessment for Learning, and curriculum contracts and has been a lead mentor for the University of Auckland’s First Time Principals programme.

Martin has experience in change leadership, developing collaborative expertise and the evaluative capability of leaders and teachers to become more effective in accelerating student learning and achieving equitable student outcomes. He has a specific interest in professional learning that promotes culturally sustaining pedagogies that ensure Māori achieve educational success as Māori.

Facilitators

Annelise Borger

Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Wanaka
Email: annelise.borger@auckland.ac.nz
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Annelise recently moved to Wanaka from Christchurch with her husband. She has spent the last six years establishing and growing the Chinese language programme at Middleton Grange School. During her time at Middleton Grange, she was the lead ALLiS coordinator for a cluster of four Christian schools in Christchurch where she established and grew the Chinese programmes across the schools. Annelise has had the opportunity to participate in the TPLT programme, Chinese Immersion programmes and also received the NZ Chinese Distinguished Teacher Award (Early Career) in 2017. Annelise is passionate about learning and loves to share her experiences with others. She has specific expertise in developing resources for the Chinese classroom, Flipped Learning, eLearning, especially in regard to using Microsoft tools in the classroom and she is also keen to explore what the new Digital Technologies Curriculum looks like in the language classroom. Other interests: Mountain Biking, skiing, learning new languages and handcrafts.

Linda Bendikson

Accredited Facilitator
Contractor
Email: l.bendikson@gmail.com

Sharron Fabish

Kaiwhakaruruhau
Te Whānau Maioha Centre for Māori Education
Based in Hawkes Bay
Te Whānau-ā- Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa
Email: s.fabish@auckland.ac.nz
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Sharron has facilitated professional learning and development in English and Māori-medium primary and secondary schools with leaders, teachers and whānau. She specialises in Te Reo Māori, culturally responsive and relational pedagogy as well as student learning and achievement, in particular for Māori learners. She brings to her facilitation the following skills and experience;

  • an extensive knowledge of effective teaching and learning programmes for Te Reo Māori utilising Te Aho Arataki Marau,
  • successful implementation of culturally responsive and relational pedagogy through her involvement in Te Kotahitanga and other research and evidence based programmes,
  • proven experience brokering productive relationships between schools and important stakeholders, like whānau and Boards of Trustees. 

Sharron is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate with the University of Auckland.

Siliva Gaugatao

Accredited Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Auckland
Email: s.gaugatao@auckland.ac.nz
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Siliva is an experienced language and literacy facilitator. In his role as languages facilitator, Siliva has helped to establish and sustain the success of the Cook Islands Māori, Lea Faka-Tonga and Gagana Sāmoa language clusters. He co-ordinated the writing of the Senior Secondary Guides for Cook Islands Māori, Lea Faka-Tonga, Gagana Sāmoa and Vagahau Niue and helped language teachers to fully understand the expectations of the NZ curriculum in practice. He was also part of a research team of four that reviewed and redesigned the inaugural Samoan Reading Assessment Tool (SRAT) for an Auckland Samoan Bilingual Cluster. Siliva is passionate about improving outcomes for all students, especially Maori, Pasifika. Key to achieving successful outcomes include the deliberate utilisation of students’ identities, languages and cultures in their learning. He is also a doctoral student investigating the engagement of Samoan fathers and male caregivers in the education of their children at secondary schools. 

Allison Gibbons

Facilitator
Centre for Educational Leadership
Based in Auckland
Email: ally.gibbons@auckland.ac.nz
Allison Gibbons

Ally joined Future Learning Solutions in October 2020 as an Educational Leadership Facilitator. She is a critically effective education leader, with 15 years’ experience as a school Principal, most recently at Rotorua Girls’ High School. Ally is a Māori teacher who is cognisant of the sensitivity to surrounding educational commitment to bi-culturalism. She has expertise in governance and collaboration, mentoring, performance management, behaviour management, policy development and implementation, process improvement, strategic planning, operations management, and working with independent specialist advisors.

Ally is a member of the Secondary Qualifications Advisory Group (SQAG) providing sector advice to NZQA and the Ministry of Education. In 2018 she attained multiple awards including the Prime Ministers Education Excellence Award, Awatea Award for Excellence in Governance and was a finalist for the Atatū Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Tony Halalilo

Accredited Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Auckland
Email: t.halalilo@auckland.ac.nz
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Tony Halalilo is originally from Dunedin and is proud of his Tongan and Northern Irish decent. Tony has worked and studied Japanese whilst teaching in Hiroshima Japan and was one of the first foreign language teachers in Japan to have a full time English teaching role. As well as having a variety of language and cultural responsibilities in a number of New Zealand schools, Tony has also lived and work in Shanghai China teaching at the British International School of Shanghai for six years. Language and culture has often been at the forefront of how to best understand change for Tony and both are passions for successful inclusive education in New Zealand. In addition to working full time over the past five years at the University of Auckland, he has also recently finished a Post Graduate qualification in Education at the University. Tony is a people person who’s strengths come from him being able to create and facilitate high trust, reciprocal, open learning relationships, perfect for facilitating learning and development out of Future Learning Solutions.

Stanley Houma

PEA PLD Facilitator – LEAP Project
Centre for Pacific-Led Education Solutions
Email: s.houma@auckand.ac.nz
Stanley Houma

Stanley is currently the PEA PLD Facilitator with the Auckland UniServices Ltd managed LEAP project in the Solomon Islands. He studied at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji and at the University of Waikato in Hamilton. He had taught education and educational leadership courses at the School of Education, USP for more than nine years until 2011. He loves to work with teachers, school leaders and education officers working in Education Authorities in the Provinces under the LEAP project.

Stanley’s research interests are in education and school leadership, family and community participation in schooling, second chance education, Pacific indigenous conceptualisation of education and schooling and educational project design and impact in Pacific Island Countries.

In his free time, Stanley spends time with family and loves to watch soccer, rugby and cricket.

Karen Hu

Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Wellington
Email: karen.hu@auckland.ac.nz
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Karen has been a Chinese and ESOL language teacher for the last 10 years, combined with teaching mathematics for the last 5 years. She has been teaching across a range of education sectors including private and international schools in China as well as kindergarten, primary and secondary schools in NZ. She is currently teaching Chinese to Year 7 and 8 in a local primary school in Wellington. She holds a Master's degree from Victoria University where she predominately focused on task-based language teaching and curriculum design. Karen has been actively involved with the Confucius Institute at Victoria University Wellington as a Chinese Language Program consultant. She has trained and supported many Mandarin Language Assistants in NZ primary schools. Karen is passionate about language teaching, and adult training. She is looking forward to sharing her teaching and learning ideas as well as delivering workshops that can meet language teachers' needs. Prior to teaching, Karen was a Microsoft certified hardware technician, an award-winning photographer and Director of Smile Photography in Wellington and has worked as a freelance translator. Karen is currently an Executive MBA program candidate at Victoria University of Wellington. She is based in Wellington.

Hyun-Joo Kim

Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Auckland
Email: hj.kim@auckland.ac.nz
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With her academic background in languages, linguistics, language teaching and education, Hyun-Joo Kim has been an educator for nineteen years working nationally and internationally to promote Korean language learning and teaching. She has been teaching Korean to learners of a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in both secondary and tertiary educational settings. During her twelve years of service at Korea University as a lecturer, she has developed and delivered Korean language courses of all levels, from beginners through advanced, as well as intensive immersion programmes for adult learners for professional development purposes. She looks forward to contining working closely with primary and secondary teachers of all languages to ensure that Learning Languages remains a viable and sustainable curriculum area in all schools in Aotearoa.

Abbie Law

Facilitator Centre for Languages
Based in Dunedin
Email: abbie.law@auckland.ac.nz
Abbie Law

Abbie has worked as a Spanish teacher in Dunedin for the last 11 years, to intermediate and secondary school students. She enjoys helping students find a passion for learning languages and culture as well as engaging students in relevant content. Abbie also has experience working for Otago University College of Education as an Associate Teacher. She has had the opportunity to participate in the TPLT programme, Language Immersion award (Chile) and a Prime Minister’s Scholarship to Colombia. 

Abbie is passionate about supporting teachers in their first five years of teaching as well as developing the pedagogy of language teaching and learning for native speakers who have not been formally trained. Abbie is looking forward to working with teachers across New Zealand to provide practical support.

Chris Lowman

Kaiwhakaruruhau Te Reo Matatini
Te Whānau Maioha Centre for Māori Education
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau
Ngati Pākehā
Email: c.lowman@auckland.ac.nz
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Chris has worked in the teaching profession since 1969 in the role of teacher, Deputy Principal, Principal and Resource Teacher of Māori. Chris joined Te Whānau Maioha PLD team in 2015 as a facilitator in te reo Māori (Māori Medium) in early childhood, reo rua, reo rūmaki, and Kura Kaupapa Māori. 

He has a particular interest in supporting teachers in Māori Medium settings in:

  • Teaching oral language  
  • Deliberate Acts of Language Learning (DALLs), 
  • The implementation of sequenced scaffolded language programmes across the curriculum  
  • The development of programmes which optimise learners’ language transfer strategies.
  • Bilingualism/biliteracy and language learning

Stephanie Mortimore

Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Auckland
Email: stephanie.mortimore@auckland.ac.nz
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Stephanie has experience as an HOD Languages, a teacher of Japanese, and most recently as a Senior Leader in Deaf Education where she also learnt NZ Sign Language. Her personal educational philosophy has always been focused on improving outcomes for all students. She has a wide variety of professional interests including:  language teaching pedagogy, e-learning, assessment, equity, culturally sustaining practice and leadership. Stephanie is looking forward to working with teachers across all sectors of the language teaching community.  She is based in Auckland.

Richard Newton

Accredited Facilitator
Centre for Educational Leadership
Based in Auckland
Email: richard.newton@auckland.ac.nz
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Richard joined CEL after a successful 26 year career as a primary principal in Dunedin and rural Otago. During this time he provided leadership in multiple settings including small, rural; inner city, low decile; and large, upper decile.

Richard is a former Woolf Fisher Fellow and was a First-time Principal Programme mentor for ten years. He is a past president and Life Member of the Otago Primary Principals Association and remains actively involved in several school leadership forums.

Richard leads the ongoing review and development of the Growing Great Leaders™ 1 (GGL1™) programme and is a key member of our Evolve New Principal Program (Melbourne, Victoria) team. In addition, Richard plays a key role within the design and delivery of centrally funded PLD for schools, and co-delivers our LITHE (Leaders Influencing Teachers High Expectations) program with Professor Christine Rubie-Davies.

Rewa Paewai

Kaiwhakaruruhau
Te Whānau Maioha Centre for Māori Education
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau Rangitāne, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Rangiwewehi
Email: r.paewai@auckland.ac.nz
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Rewa is an experienced Te Reo Māori PLD facilitator (English medium) supporting primary and secondary teachers to plan and deliver quality te reo Māori programmes. Rewa has expertise in second language acquisition, formative and summative assessment practices, NCEA and culturally responsive pedagogy. Previous work experience includes:

  • Programme Manager for Te Reo Māori PLD delivery (Auckland and Tokerau)
  • National Coordinator for Te Reo Māori PLD (New Zealand wide)
  • Development and design of Te Aho Arataki Marau/Curriculum Guidelines for Te Reo Māori

Rewa is currently enrolled in a PhD programme at the University of Auckland, researching teaching practices that support Māori achieving education success as Māori.

Marian Pearce

Kaiwhakaruruhau
Te Whānau Maioha Centre for Māori Education
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou
Email: m.pearce@auckland.ac.nz
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Marian joined The University of Auckland as a lecturer in 2001 co-ordinating and teaching courses in the Indigenous Education, Social Science, Arts, Human Development and Gifted and Talented areas. She is accredited to deliver PLD in Māori and English medium settings with skills and experience in:

  • working alongside kura to develop Māori Education Plans,
  • encouraging culturally responsive practices,
  • including te reo and tikanga Māori in curriculum planning,
  • developing a school-wide induction and mentoring programme for beginning teachers, curriculum leaders and Māori learners.

Ana Pipi

Kaiwhakaruruhau Pāngarau
Te Whānau Maioha Centre for Māori Education
Based in Hokianga, Tai Tokerau Ngāti Porou
Email: a.pipi@auckland.ac.nz
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Ana graduated with a Huarahi Māori teaching degree from the University of Auckland and has experience in a range of Māori Medium settings including 12+ years of experience in Professional Development for Māori Medium Kaiako in Pāngarau. Accredited Māori Medium Facilitator expertise includes:

  • Pāngarau,
  • Aromatawai (asTTle, Te Waharoa Ararau and Student Data), 
  • Te Marautanga o Aotearoa,
  • Marau ā-Kura (including: Te Aho Matua, Ngā Kura ā-Iwi, Rūmaki and Reo-Rua settings).

 

Irene Paulsen

LEAP Programme Manager
Centre for Pacific-Led Education Solutions
Email: i.paulsen@auckland.ac.nz
Irene Paulsen

Irene works as Programme Manager of the Leaders and Education Authority Programme (LEAP). LEAP is an initiative of the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) with funding from the New Zealand Government, designed to support Provincial Education Authorities and school leaders to improve student literacy at the primary school level. LEAP has been implementing its literacy and leadership programmes in 85 schools and six Provincial Education Authorities in Solomon Islands since May 2017.

Irene has a background in teaching with many years of experience teaching at both secondary and tertiary levels of education. Before joining LEAP, Irene was a Lecturer in Youth Work and Education at Victoria University, Melbourne for ten years. An academic and mentor, Irene’s research interests are in the areas of Pacific Islander (PI) educational pathways and transitions, migration and settlement patterns and Indigenous knowledges.

Belinda Sydenham

Accredited Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Auckland
Email: b.sydenham@auckland.ac.nz
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Belinda has worked in schools in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, teaching Japanese, French and ESOL to students from primary to upper secondary level for over 25 years. She enjoys working with teachers to develop their language teaching pedagogy, to make their lessons fun and engaging, and to enhance the learning outcomes for their students. She brings an understanding of the huge challenges faced by language teachers as they deal with multi-level classrooms, assessment, and the ever increasing busy-ness of the school curriculum. As well, she brings a passion and enthusiasm for language teaching and an understanding of its huge value for New Zealand students.

Bruce Taplin

Kaiwhakaruruhau Pāngarau
Te Whānau Maioha Centre for Māori Education
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau Te Whakatōhea
Email: b.taplin@auckland.ac.nz
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Bruce is an accredited Māori Medium Facilitator and specialises in Pāngarau.  He has contributed to a number of Ministry contracts, including Mauri Tū Mauri Ora, Tawera Ako (Pāngarau), Tū Rangatira (Leadership), and PLD supporting kaiako and school leaders. He has lectured at the University of Auckland for Te Huarahi Māori Bachelor of Education course. Bruce brings the following skills and experience: 

  • Pāngarau planning/programmes in TKKM, rumaki reo, reo rua and mainstream kura,
  • delivery of Pāngarau programmes to whole class and small groups,
  • Pāngarau student data analysis and designing programmes based on data,
  • rauemi design, creation and delivery,
  • providing feedback/feedforward to kaiako and tumuaki,
  • design and delivery of accelerated learning activities.

Kerry Upson

Accredited Facilitator | Accelerating Learning in Literacy Mentor Centre for Literacy Learning
Based in Te Tai Tokerau
Email: k.upson@auckland.ac.nz
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Kerry is a an Accelerating Learning in Literacy Mentor, working in Tai Tokerau and Auckland Primary and Secondary schools.

She has an extensive knowledge of the pedagogical practices which underpin effective literacy learning.

Lisa Watson

Kaiwhakaruruhau
Te Whānau Maioha Centre for Māori Education
Based in Whāngarei Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Patuharakeke
Email: l.watson@auckland.ac.nz
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Lisa is an experienced teacher and professional development facilitator with a working knowledge of implementing key Ministry of Education strategies and policies for supporting Māori student achievement such as; Ka Hikitia, Tātaiako, Hautū and Te Aho Arataki Marau (Te Reo Māori in English Medium Schools). 

She supports teachers and school leaders to explore culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies that enhance Māori student engagement and achievement. She also supports English medium schools to implement quality Te Reo Māori programmes.  

Lisa is currently completing her EdD with the University of Auckland with a research focus on academic resilience to support Māori student success as Māori.

Janelle Wood

Facilitator
Centre for Languages
Based in Auckland
Email: jg.wood@auckland.ac.nz
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Janelle taught languages to Year 7 and 8 students. She was an In-School Support Facilitator for the TPLT/TPDL programme for 8 years. For two of those years she was also the Language Study Co-ordinator for TPLT. In addition to studying the languages she taught, German and Japanese, Janelle has studied Chinese, Korean and Spanish.

National Language Advisors

Guillaume Charton

National Language Adviser – French
Centre for Languages
Based in Queenstown
Email: fls.french@auckland.ac.nz
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Guillaume Charton is a French National Language Adviser for the Centre for Languages. Guillaume has over 15 years of experience teaching junior and senior French (from Year 7 to 13) at Wakatipu High School, Queenstown. His strength lies in having students engaged through teaching approaches that are student-centred while encouraging them to explore, take risks, collaborate and develop as inquirers. He strives to grow students’ independence and a higher level of thinking to help them make sense of their learning and the world around them.  

Guillaume is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for learning French and building positive relationships with students and the learning community. With exceptional skills in the use of digital technologies as a way to transform learning, Guillaume uses blended learning and Google Suite. Furthermore, Guillaume feels that being part of the student’s learning journey beyond the classroom helps their holistic development. With 10 years of experience as Head of Learning, Guillaume has been involved in the planning, designing and implementing of teaching curriculums and overseeing the day-to-day delivery of these programmes. 

As a National Language Adviser, Guillaume welcomes the opportunity to discuss further how his skills, experience and attributes could add value to the French classroom. 

Clara Gómez-Jimeno

National Language Adviser - Spanish
Centre for Languages
Based in Wellington
Email: fls.spanish@auckland.co.nz
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Clara is Spanish National Language Adviser for the Centre for Languages. Clara has been an ESOL and Spanish teacher for many years in Great Britain, Spain and the USA. She also has experience in education leadership. She is passionate about languages and culture, bilingual education and education in general, as well as traveling. She believes that everybody can be culturally proficient in a culture he or she is interested in and although learning a language can sometimes be hard, it is a great and rewarding experience.

Alexandra Töniges

National Language Adviser – German
Centre for Languages
Based in Auckland
Email: fls.german@auckland.ac.nz
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Alexandra is a German National Language Advisor for the Centre for Languages. Alexandra arrived in New Zealand from Germany in September 2019. She was born in Germany and has spent most of her life in Cologne, a vibrant, friendly city in the western part of Germany. After her degree at the University of Cologne, Alexandra went to the United Kingdom to do her teacher training with the focus on Modern Foreign Languages. She used to work at different types of schools such as Grammar Schools and Colleges as a teacher of foreign languages.

Alexandra is very much looking forward to her time in New Zealand and to be cooperating with New Zealand teachers. She is keen to share her knowledge of the German culture, language and education system with them. 

 

Reading Recovery Trainers

Judy Aitken

Reading Recovery Trainer
Centre for Literacy
Based in Palmerston North
Email: judy.aitken@auckland.ac.nz
Judy Aitken

Dr Christine Boocock

Reading Recovery Trainer
Centre for Literacy
Based in Auckland
Email: c.boocock@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Christine Boocock

Reading Recovery Tutors

Ann Ballantyne

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Wellington
Email: ann.ballantyne@auckland.ac.nz

Stephanie Blampied

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Auckland
Email: s.blampied@auckland.ac.nz

Cilla Chester

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Auckland
Email: c.chester@auckland.ac.nz
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Mary Colligan

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Wellington
Email: mary.colligan@auckland.ac.nz
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Heather Hardy

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Whangarei
Email: h.hardy@auckland.ac.nz
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Janet Hawkins

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Auckland
Email: janet.hawkins@auckland.ac.nz
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Annette Hayr

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Hawkes Bay
Email: a.hayr@auckland.ac.nz
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Nicki Hillyer

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Auckland
Email: nicolette.hillyer@auckland.ac.nz
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Jasmine Millward

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in New Plymouth
Email: j.millward@auckland.ac.nz
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Sue Ruffell

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Wellington
Email: s.ruffell@auckland.ac.nz
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Julie White

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Auckland
Email: julie.white@auckland.ac.nz
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Jenny Wood

Reading Recovery Tutor
Centre for Literacy
Based in Auckland
Email: j.wood@auckland.ac.nz
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Support Team

Kath Doody

Programme Coordinator
Based in Auckland
Email: kath.doody@auckland.ac.nz
Kath Doody

Kath joined the Future Learning Solutions Team in August 2019 and is originally from Dunedin. With a background in tourism, customer service, sales and marketing she brings a huge variety of skills to the role. Having grown up in a multicultural family with a Polynesian mother and Kiwi father she enjoys learning about other cultures and languages. She speaks Spanish to an intermediate level, basic Samoan and is currently learning te reo Māori.

Angela Murphy

Marketing and Communications Lead
Based in Auckland
Email: a.murphy@auckland.ac.nz
Angela Murphy

Angela is the Marketing and Communications Lead at Future Learning Solutions. In this role Angela oversees all aspects of marketing, brand and communications across each Future Learning Solutions' business unit. Angela is responsible for linking the organisation's products and services to build Future Learning Solutions' brand, create awareness, and drive demand and loyalty for our offerings.

Prior to her experience at Future Learning Solutions Angela was a Conference Manager at the University of Auckland, and Marketing Event/Digital Specialist for the Canon Media Awards. Angela also spent 11 years at IBM, where she held multiple positions within the Marketing Communications team.

A proud graduate of The University of Auckland, Angela received her BA degree in Education, Psychology, Indonesian and Geography, before finding her passion for marketing. 

Angela resides in Auckland with her husband and two children. In her spare time Angela enjoys running, gardening, Pilates and spending time with family and friends.

Neena Raniga

Programme Coordinator
Based in Auckland
Email: n.raniga@auckland.ac.nz
Neena Raniga

Neena has been part of Future Learning Solutions Centre for Languages since 2019 and has been an employee for the University of Auckland and UniServices for the past 26 years. She is native speaker of Gujarati and speaks Hindi fluently. Originally from the Fiji Islands she moved to New Zealand in 1994.