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Sam Gibson

Accredited Facilitator (English medium)


B.PhEd - University of Otago
Dip.Tch - University of Otago
Google for Education Certified Educator
Google for Education Certified Innovator
Google for Education Certified Trainer

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 849 304

Accreditation Number: ACC 740

Region: Bay of Plenty / Rotorua / Taupō

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Professional profile

Sam is passionate about transforming student learning through technology. He has 12 years of experience in the education sector, working as a teacher, e-learning leader and IT manager. Sam is at the forefront of Google for Education in New Zealand and is a Google Certified Education, Trainer and Innovator as well as a Google Certified G Suite Administrator. Sam has extensive knowledge in strategic planning to ensure schools are transforming learning through technology and is experience in running professional development for Google for Education. Sam has also worked on projects with Google and the Young Innovator awards to look at increasing design thinking and innovation in the curriculum.


  • Google for Education Manager – Noel Leeming
  • Project Manager – Te Aka Toitu
  • e-Learning Leader – Tarawera High School
  • Teacher – British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Teacher – Arnold House School, London, United Kingdom
  • Teacher – Tauranga Boy’s College


  • Google for Education Roadshow NZ

Personal statement

I am passionate about transforming learning for students to ensure that they have the skills that they need to be successful in an ever-changing future.