Morrinsville Intermediate School - Kia U Ki Te Pai - Whatever You Do, Let It Be Your Best

24 Elizabeth Avenue, Morrinsville    Phone: 07 889 6629    Email: office@mi.school.nz

RTLB North Region

Delwyn McClelland
Role

RTLB Morrinsville Intermediate School and Practice Leader North Team

Email

rtlb.dmcclelland@mi.school.nz

General Information

Kia Ora,
My name is Delwyn McClelland and I am a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour in the Morrinsville Team. I have Bachelor of Teaching with a major in Professional Education (University of Waikato) and I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Education (University of Canterbury). Before commencing in my role as an RTLB I was a New Entrant Teacher. I have always had a passion for working with children and especially children with diverse needs. I thoroughly enjoy the role of an RTLB as I am able to work alongside so many passionate teachers and wonderful children and caring families. I am very passionate about making a difference for children and believe that education is an integral part of enabling children to reach their full potential. I enjoy the challenge of being able to motivate learners and develop nurturing environments where children can thrive.
Outside of teaching I play basketball, volleyball and enjoy walking and running. I also enjoy cooking, renovation, fishing, spending time at the beach and spending time with family and friends. I grew up in Morrinsville and have a strong link to the caring community, which I enjoy being able to give back to through my role supporting the young people of our town.
Mobile: 027 5324 595

Sherie Higgins
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia Primary School

Qualifications

Dip T, BEd, Pg DipST

Email

rtlb.shiggins@mi.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora katoa. Ko Sherie taku ingoa. I work within the Huntly team and have had experience teaching across the primary, intermediate and secondary sectors. I enjoy working alongside people and finding positive solutions and ways forward.
Ko te hunga ako o teenei raa ngaa pou ako o haere ake nei
Mobile: 027 5324 613

Carol Watts
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia Primary School

Email

rtlb.cwatts@mi.school.nz

General Information

I am a registered educational psychologist who has worked in the Ngaruawahia area as an RTLB since its inception in 1998. Prior to this, I taught extensively in primary, intermediate and secondary schools in the greater Waikato, as well as teaching a satellite class in a special needs school and successfully running an alternative learning centre for recidivist students. Along with three colleagues, I am a co-founder of the RTLB journal, Kairaranga, and continue to play a pivotal role on the editorial board and editing team.
Mobile: 027 5324 591

Rebecca Gabel
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia Primary School

Email

rtlb.rgabel@mi.school.nz

General Information

Ko Mamaru te waka
Ko Parata te tangata
Ko Maungataniwha te maunga
Ko Tokerau te moana
Ko Ngāti Tara te hapū
Ko Ngāti Kahu me Te Paatu ōku iwi
Ko Rebecca Gabel tōku ingoa

Tēnā koutou katoa. I am really excited to be joining the team of Te Parirau o Tainui Waka – RTLB Cluster 14. I am from the Far North and grew up in a small town called Kawakawa, but I have now lived in Waikato for over 20 years. I have been teaching at Primary School level, as both a classroom teacher and a Syndicate Leader for the last ten years. I enjoy study and am currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Education. Outside of work I have an involvement in coaching netball and I also enjoy spending lots of time with my whānau and friends. I look forward to meeting and working with you all in 2020!

Ngā mihi nui,
Rebecca

Mark Bell
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia Primary School

General Information

I have been teaching in various roles for 15 years and have learnt lots of things along the way. I love my music and have played in bands for a number of years. I have a sense of humour and I easily relate to a diverse range of people. I have always enjoyed meeting and working with people new and old and I am looking forward to making a small but positive difference in my new role.

Nga mihi,
Mark

Debbie Anscombe
Role

RTLB Morrinsville Intermediate School

Email

rtlb.danscombe@mi.school.nz

General Information

I have been an RTLB for the last 8 years, all of which have been working in the Morrinsville team. Prior to my role as an RTLB, I was a classroom teacher in Morrinsville, Ohaupo and Hamilton schools, mainly teaching across Years 4 - 8.

I enjoy my work as an RTLB and working collaboratively with teachers, senior staff, parents and other agencies. My own experiences at school led me down the path of teaching and have helped me have an insight into the struggles that some students have at school and home. My girls and my music are my other passions, and I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my 'huge' extended family :)

A child is like a butterfly in the wind
Some can fly higher than others,
But each one flies the best it can

Mobile: 027 5324 593

Deidre McNamara
Role

RTLB Morrinsville Intermediate School

Email

rtlb.dmcnamara@mi.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora tatou,
My name is Deidre McNamara. I am a proud member of the RTLB team based at Morrinsville Intermediate.
I am from a large Irish family with whanau links to Tukorehe Marae in Ohau, Levin. I have grown up in Hamilton and have travelled extensively, living and working in London and Waihi. The majority of my life I have lived in Hamilton.
In the past 26 years I have had a varied career in the Education and Policing sectors, working as a General Duties officer in Hamilton and as a Police Education Officer in Hamilton, Ngaruawahia and Huntly. My teaching experience has been predominantly with Year 7 & 8 students at St. Columba’s Catholic school in Hamilton.
I have been involved in leadership opportunities in both careers, working as a Kāhui Ako member for the Catholic schools in Hamilton and more recently as a member of the Universal Design for Learning Community of Learning. My passion is to engage all learners emotionally, cognitively and behaviourally. I do this by forming and sustaining high trust relationships.
I am conscious of respecting and showing empathy in an inclusive setting. I strongly believe in leading by example and I have a proven history of identifying and supporting students with barriers to their learning.
Currently I am studying for my Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Education as an online student at the University of Massey together with my field work as an RTLB.
Ngā mihi,
Deidre McNamara
027 5324 615