Tina is a Leadership Advisor for secondary schools in the Wellington and Taranaki/Manawatu/Whanganui regions. She works primarily with beginning principals, and other principals when required.
Tina was previously a Secondary Tertiary Lead in the Youth Guarantee team with the Ministry of Education for four and a half years and prior to that Principal of Awatapu College in Palmerston North for almost 10 years. Her teaching experience has ranged across several areas of New Zealand including Tokoroa, Reefton, Pahiatua, Te Puke and Palmerston North.
Her areas of expertise include:
- curriculum development
- finance and staffing in secondary schools
- secondary – tertiary interface
- leading change
- using data to raise student achievement.
Tina has two adult daughters and a one year old granddaughter. Her interests include bridge both as a player and a club director, as well as watching sport (she is a Hurricanes fan club member) and going to movies and theatre with friends.