Rachel Carson

Title: Facilitator
Location: Hamilton
  • MOE Accredited
  • English Medium Accredited

  • Centrally Funded PLD
  • Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Leading for Excellence
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Mathematics and Pāngarau

Phone: 022 014 6408
Email: [email protected]


2016 - Post-graduate paper: Educational Leadership; Inquiry in Organisations and Communities, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

2013 - Participated in ALiM (Accelerated Learning in Mathematics) intervention

2007-2015 - Involved in a range of PLD opportunities within the school including Writing - Gaye Byers, Creating the Thinking Classroom – Eric Frangenheim,

2005- 2007 - Playcentre certification – achieved Course 4 certificate

2004 - Graduate Diploma of Teaching – Early Childhood (five papers completed),  The University of Auckland, Auckland

1997 - Bachelor of Education, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

1996 - Diploma of Teaching, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

My Experience

As a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic individual, I bring a positive attitude to my career as both classroom teacher and facilitator. My desire to impart my knowledge and a love of learning to others has led to many experiences teaching across the levels of the primary school and delivering a variety of Professional Learning opportunities in my role as Mathematics Facilitator with Te Toi Tupu and the University of Waikato - Institute of Professional Learning. My understanding of the curriculum is applied effectively into my classroom practice, with a clear understanding of the progressions in all subjects. I have the ability to quickly establish effective and constructive relationships with children and adults. I believe a collaborative approach to work acts in the best interests of all parties.  As a reflective practitioner, I regularly evaluate lessons and workshops to analyse improvement, progress and achievement. Reflection allows me to adapt my teaching strategies and plans for future lessons/workshops. During lessons/workshops I ensure that my plans contain activities which cater for all learning styles.

I believe whānau involvement is a key element in a child’s learning, and as a mother of 3 teenagers I have a vested interest in their learning. I have many interests outside of the teaching profession with a strong interest in all aspects of music, a love for New Zealand bush and an active involvement on the family farm.