About me

My name is Lisa

I live in New Zealand and love chocolate, walks and learning stuff.

I am a trained teacher in preschool through to college (high school).

I have experience teaching Montessori 5-9 and Mainstream ages 5-13. 

My qualifications include:

BA/BTEACH (Majors in: Music, History, Primary and Secondary Education)

GradDip ECE (Early Childhood Teaching)

MWEI Aus Diploma Montessori 6-12 

My teaching philosophy is Montessori infused. I love learning from other pedagogies and believe our educational methods should adapt to the children in front of us. 

I have a particular passion for ensuring that our classrooms are welcoming places for Indigenous and Global Majority families and try to ensure my resources present and reach the diverse children in our classrooms.

I live in a neurodivergent household and value the different perspectives and ways of doing life that this brings! I value process as much as product and am continuing to increase my knowledge to improve how I interact with those who are neurodivergent. 

My resources :
-Are culturally inclusive
-Encourage children to think beyond themselves to find their place in society
-Easy for teachers to use
-I am affirming of different faith communities, the LGBTQI+ community and Indigenous Rights. I don’t believe I know everything and enjoy widening my teaching kete with different philosophies.