I am a facilitator with the CORE Early Years team, and is currently providing professional development and learning through MoE and centre-funded contracts throughout New Zealand. I joined CORE Education in 2006 to facilitate the Early Childhood Education ICT Professional Learning Programme for the Central North Island Cluster. This role provided me with the opportunity to challenge and support teachers to extend their skills and knowledge across the curriculum, in ICT, and pedagogy. It also stretches me as I continue my own learning journey. During this time I has developed specialist knowledge in engaging and empowering children, teachers, and families in making the most of ICT and web-related tools and applications, along with cyber/digital safety and e-portfolios. Prior to joining CORE Education I taught in various kindergartens in the Waikato as a teacher and head teacher.