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Margaret Giroux

Title: Facilitator
Location: Hamilton; Nelson
Accreditations:
  • MOE Accredited
  • English Medium Accredited

Facilitator:
  • Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Science and Pūtaiao

Phone: 027 240 8339
Email: margaret.giroux@waikato.ac.nz

Qualifications/Credentials

2009 Research Scholarship from the University of Canterbury

1994 MA in Special Education from San Francisco State University

1992 Clear Specialist Instructional Credential from San Francisco State University

1992 Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University

1989 American Sign Language Interpreter Training Programme from Ohlone College

1983 Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from California State University


My Experience

Ehara taku toa i te toa takatahi

Engari he toa takatini

My success is not mine alone: it was not individual success but the success of a collective

Working with schools to identify their current practice and beliefs is my role as a facilitator, providing a range of possible approaches for growth.  Using support and mentorship to work towards achieving school goals is important to me, while also offering a more coherent, future-focused curriculum.

Creating environments that allow for different perspectives to emerge and be examined is something I value, in this role I facilitate curiosity, synthesis, and connections.

With a breadth of teaching experience from a wide range of educational environments - from Y1 to tertiary and a traditional residential school for the deaf to the first 21st Century focused school in NZ - I have also been involved in two large research projects. The past four years have seen me work as a facilitator.