RTLB Morrinsville Intermediate School
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.
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