Passionate About Lifting Literacy Outcomes in New Zealand.

We’re a professional team of educators and administrators that are passionate about lifting literacy outcomes in New Zealand.

Being an approved institution of the New Zealand Teaching Council means our level of expertise and appraisal systems are second to none.

Rachael Griffin
Greg McNeil

Chief Executive Officer

Carla McNeil
Carla McNeil

Founder and General Manager

Finance & Administration

Frances Spooner
Niki

Programme Co-Ordinator

Frances Spooner
Lynley Crawford

Office Manager

Frances Spooner
Corina Hamilton

Financial Controller

Frances Spooner
Sonja Peers

Executive Assistant

Learning MATTERS Consultants

Fiona Wilder
Fiona Wilder

Learning MATTERS Consultancy Manager

- Hawke's Bay Region

Fiona has experience as a classroom teacher, Lead of Literacy, and Deputy Principal. She has predominantly worked in the junior school area but has experience in teaching across all year levels. 

Pam Weir - Learning MATTERS Consultant - Northland Region
Pam Weir

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- Northland Region

Pam’s professional background spans nearly three decades in education. Her primary focus has been within the middle and junior school levels. Throughout Pam’s journey, she has remained steadfast as a dedicated and passionate educator.

Bethany Donnell - Learning MATTERS Consultant - Auckland Region
Bethany Donnell

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- Auckland Region

Bethany has spent the last five years working in Auckland as a Within-School Kāhui Ako Leader, Digital Technologies Curriculum Leader, and Team Leader. She's seen the profound impact that a Structured Literacy approach has on all students.

Paula Hastings - Learning MATTERS Consultant - Waikato Region
Paula Hastings

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- Waikato Region

Paula has more than 25 years of experience, including Principal and Assistant Principal positions in the Waikato Region. Paula’s interest in Structured Literacy began while working on her Master of Education.

Marion Kirby
Marion Kirby

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- Bay of Plenty Region

Marion has been engaged in various aspects of education for more than twenty-five years. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education  from Massey University and is MSL (Multi-sensory Structured Language) trained through ISMLE Australia. 

Esmee Elias Tito - Learning MATTERS Consultant- ALL Project
Esmee Elias Tito

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- ALL Project

With 30 years of teaching experience, Esmee has served as Deputy Principal/SENCO at Waterloo School, worked as an RTLB in Lower Hutt, held the position of Head of Department for School Guidance Counsellors, and completed both a Specialist Education Post Grad and a Masters in Counselling.

Jill Symonds - Learning MATTERS Consultant- Wellington Region
Jill Symonds

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- Wellington Region

With more than 30 years of primary education experience including syndicate team leader, Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal and Literacy leader, Jill has a passion for literacy and improving learning outcomes for all learners.

Ruth Blair - Learning MATTERS Consultant- Southland, Otago and Canterbury  Regions
Ruth Blair

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- Southland, Otago and Canterbury Regions

Ruth has more than 20 years of experience teaching years 1 – 8 in New Zealand and overseas. Ruth worked as an intervention teacher, SENCo and SPELD tutor in Central Southland.

Darnelle Darlison - Learning MATTERS Consultant - Southland, Otago and Canterbury  Regions
Darnelle Darlison

Learning MATTERS Consultant

- Southland, Otago and Canterbury Regions

With a career in education spanning more than 20 years including teaching overseas and across a variety of year levels. Darnelle has previous experience in management roles as a Deputy Principal and Syndicate Leader.

The iDeaL Approach

Louise Payne
Louise Payne

iDeaL Development Manager

Melissa Gower - iDeaL Administrator
Melissa Gower

iDeaL Administrator

Gaelene Goodwin - iDeaL Support Administrator
Gaelene Goodwin

iDeaL Support Administrator

Tracy Findlay
Helen Tangata

iDeaL Content Creator

LMIT Certification

Tracy Findlay
Tracy Findlay

LMIT Manager

Dee Jellie - Education Administrator
Dee Jellie

Education Administrator

Kelly Fox-Neill - Instructional & Graphic Designer
Kelly Fox-Neill

Instructional & Graphic Designer

Marketing, Events and Sales

Rachael Griffin
Rachael Griffin

Marketing and Communications Manager

Samantha Edlin-Burke - Marketing and Administration Support
Samantha Edlin-Burke

Marketing and Administration Support

Nicki Ward
Leanne Jones

Events and Resource Co-ordinator

Dave McLean - Website & Graphic Designer
Dave McLean

Website & Graphic Designer

 

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