Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)

Region: Canterbury/Chatham Islands


Bachelor's degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics, The Ohio State University

Professional profile

Neysa was a web and application developer for over 20 years before joining CORE Education as a digital fluency facilitator. She has vast experience in all aspects of the application and web development process. Her roles have included lead architect and senior developer on teams small and large in New Zealand and the US.

Neysa helped establish the Digital Waitaha Charitable Trust to promote digital skills after recognising a need to help tamariki and individuals stay safe online.

Her current focus is supporting kura and communities to incorporate effective digital citizenship practices through ako and student voice.


  • Digital citizenship
  • Computational thinking for digital technologies
  • Designing and developing digital outcomes
  • Digital principles
  • Digital capabilities
  • Digital literacies
  • Digital safety and wellbeing

Personal statement

I immigrated to New Zealand from Ohio, USA, with my partner several years ago. We are New Zealand citizens with two curious children who have begun their digital citizenship journey. I thrive on empowering them and all individuals to maximise the benefits of our digital world while avoiding its negatives. I am passionate about helping kura weave effective digital citizenship and digital fluency practices throughout their curriculum.