Kirstin has 26 years experience in ECE including teaching, lecturing at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Te Rito Maioha and as a professional development
facilitator at Massey University. She has managed private and non-profit services, multi-services, early childhood professional development for national
office of the Ministry of Education, and is now the managing director of Senior Teacher Learning.
Cindy has 16 years experience in the ECE sector with numerous roles including kaiako, head teacher and centre manager. Her primary focus will be on Pasifika
cultures and Governance, Management and Administration and will be working towards workshops in 2020 that promote the use of ICT in educational documentation and as well as
looking at how to provide a sustainable environment.
Pania's primary focus is Te Tiriti Based Practice, Te Ao Māori Perspective in ECE, Te Reo Māori me Ngā Tikanga Māori in ECE, Tātaiako,
Te Whatu Pōkeka, Te Whāriki. Her experience includes Kaiako at Kohanga Reo, Curriculum Advisor and Pouako at Te Rito Maioha (Papaioea Base).
Previously an ECE centre manager and social worker, Karin is a highly skilled facilitator specialising in areas including fostering change in assessment for learning, planning, evaluation, internal reviews & social competence.
Bill approaches life as a creative work and believes that compassion lies at the core of what it means to be human. Areas of interest are social work, strategic management, psychology & management and leadership.
Ana has worked in ECE for 11 years as a teacher with 7 years in the transitional class. Her main responsibilities are supporting centre managers and
teachers with the Tapasā framework, helping them to implement Tapasā into their daily practices, alongside transitioning and understanding Pasifika learners
and their families.
Rose Coppen, has 30 years experience in early childhood education. Starting out as a kindergarten teacher, Rose has also been a Head Teacher, Senior Teacher, Manager, Education Specialist for Professional Practice, Facilitator, Tutor and Regional Operations Manager (Home-based).