Denise brings forty years experience as a practioner in the field of ECE. She has worked as both a teacher and head teacher in New Zealand kindergartens, and recently completed six years international school education, working as a teacher and mentor to early childhood departments using IB Curriculum.
Denise has been a facilitator for CORE Education in the roll out of the updated curriculum Te Whāriki across New Zealand in 2017.
Denise has also been a contractor to Ministry of Education Tai Tokerau in SELO 1 panel work since 2017.
Denise is competent in all areas of the curriculum. She has strengths in working with adults who work with children with additional needs. Denise strongly in advocates for effective ‘positive guidance’ and ‘social competence’ strategies, and has a sound knowledge of child development. Developing language and literacy is also a strength.
Professional body memberships
- New Zealand Teachers Council
- Delivered: South East China IB Regional Professional Development day presenting a workshop on language acquisition in EY
- Attended: IB International Conference Macau 2015
- Attended: IB Pedagogical leadership workshop November 2013 Hong Kong
- Attended: Eton House Reggio Emilia Conference Singapore 2012
Tena koutou katoa. Ko Dee Myhre ahau.
I bring over thirty years experience and enthusiasm for early childhood education to all that I do. I’ve worked successfully in curriculum leadership, pedagogical change and teaching roles in New Zealand, and internationally.
I am a strong advocate for Te Whāriki, a taonga which I believe allows teachers to work broadly, deeply and in a highly connected way with the child, their whānau and their community.
I strive to inspire curiosity, creativity and self-determination in both children and educators, and endeavour to make FUN an integral part of all learning!