Karen Stimson and Lisa White
Kia ora koutou. I am currently a Deputy Principal at Western Springs College/Ngā Puna O Waiōrea. I began my teaching career as a PE and Health teacher at Henderson High School where I spent five years before moving to Albany Senior High School. Currently, my key portfolios are leading staff professional development, which is a passion of mine, as it is our mechanism to support deep teacher learning and bring about improved student outcomes. I see our core role as senior leaders to grow leaders of learning. I recently completed my Masters in Educational Leadership, focussing on how senior leaders grow the curriculum middle leaders’ leadership capacity, with the aim of improving student outcomes. In the space of leadership in schools, I believe we all need to be lifelong learners. I joined the Auckland Executive because I am passionate about connecting and inspiring our community of senior school leaders, so we can share our knowledge and grow through learning together. Please do contact me if you are looking for support/resources in a particular area, or if you have expertise you would like to share!