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Mandy Jackson

Mandy Jackson

Early Years Facilitator based in Heretaunga/ Ahuriri (Hawkes Bay). Specialist in developing cultural responsiveness and strategies for increasing participation in vulnerable communities. Experienced facilitator of the ECE Regulations (2008), Te Whāriki, self review, planning, assessment and whanau inclusion in curriculum delivery.

Phone: 021 477419
Email: mandy.jackson@core-ed.org
Skype: amanda-sweet


Justine Mason

Justine Mason

Early Years facilitator based in Christchurch. Specialist facilitator in the care and education of children under two, children’s social competence (Justine is an Incredible Years Group Leader), assessment in the context of Kei Tua o te Pae and Te Whāriki, Home Based Care, cultural responsiveness.

Phone: 021 242 1339 
Email: justine.mason@core-ed.org
Skype: juzzyonskype


Glenda Albon

Glenda Albon

Early Years facilitator based in mid Canterbury. Specialist in infant and toddler emotional wellbeing. Experienced facilitator in transitions into, within, and beyond Early Childhood Education (ECE) (including transitions to school); culturally-responsive teaching and children’s social competence.

Phone: 021 242 9636
Email: glenda.albon@core-ed.org
Skype: albon1234


Helen Cartwright

Helen Cartwright

Early Years facilitator based in Dunedin. Specialist in early literacy and mathematics development and learning, including the integration of digital technologies. Experience in supporting leaders in the governance and management, including creating visions, strategic and annual plans, and appraisal processes.

Phone: 021 594 831                                            
Email: helen.cartwright@core-ed.org


Ruta McKenzie

Ruta McKenzie

Facilitator based in Christchurch. As a Samoan and fluent speaker of the language, Ruta is a specialist in acknowledging identity, language and culture through curriculum and in strategies for increasing participation of Pasifika families. Experienced facilitator for literacy, numeracy, social competence, transitions, culturally responsive teaching and Pasifika leadership.

Phone:0212265969
Email: ruta.mckenzie@core-ed.org
Skype: rutamck


Sandra Rasmussen

Sandra Rasmussen

Early Years Facilitator based in Otago. Experienced in Environment development, Planning assessment and evaluation, Infants and toddlers, Home-based education. Sandra has taught in a variety of early childhood settings, including kindergarten, home-based education, and childcare. Her roles have included teaching, management, professional learning, and leadership responsibilities.

Phone: 021 317 988
Email: sandra.rasmussen@core-ed.org


Ann Hatherly

Ann Hatherly

Early Years Facilitator working in the greater Auckland region. Specialising in early literacy, integrating digital technologies into curriculum, assessment (Learning Stories), planning and evaluation, practitioner research, self review, culturally responsive practices and pedagogical leadership.

Phone:   021477753                                                   
Email: ann.hatherly@core-ed.org


Viv Shearsby

Viv Shearsby

Early Years Professional Learning Services Coordinator based in Christchurch. Specialising in environments for learning, pedagogical leadership and mentoring, self review and strategic development, infants and toddlers, curriculum assessment planning and evaluation, and social competence.

Phone:   021 878 691
Email: viv.shearsby@core-ed.org
Skype: viv.shearsby


Jocelyn Wright

Jocelyn Wright

Early Years Contracts Co-ordinator and Team Leader based in Christchurch. Areas of interest and speciality include leadership, curriculum, assessment, planning and evaluation, collaborative relationships between ECE and school sector, transition to school, practitioner research and inquiry, literacy and numeracy, management and governance.

Phone: 021 822 363 
Email: jocelyn.wright@core-ed.org