Claire is a Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School - a brand new secondary school that opened earlier this year. In 2011-2012 Claire was the Director of e-learning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. She has lead and taught English for 15 years, her roles ranging from facilitator of the ICTs in English community on English Online, Auckland Secondary English Facilitator to Head of English Faculty at Auckland Girl’s Grammar School. She has worked at a national level in assessment and curriculum in English. In 2009 Claire was a Ministry of Education e-fellow for which she undertook a study of how ICTs can be used to support literacy in and beyond the English classroom.
Claire also enjoys working with agencies such as NZQA, PPTA, NetSafe and the 21st Century Learning Reference Group with a focus on enabling future-focused change and supporting teachers and students in blended learning environments.
Claire is passionate about her family, education, design and tattoos, living by the mantra - “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.
In this presentation Claire lay's down a challenge to the educators of New Zealand about how and why we need to be changing our approaches to teaching and learning to better support the needs o our young people.
In this blog, Claire regularly reflects on current educational issues and works hard to share the practice of her own and others. Whilst initially focused on e-learning, Claire's blog now focuses on wider educational topics such as future-focused education and leading change.