2009, Bachelor of Teaching (Early Years), Massey University
2016, Certificate of Te Ara reo Māori (L. 4), Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
2019, Post-Graduate diploma of Educational Leadership, Te Rito Maioha
Tiffany has worked across education in Aotearoa since 2009, focusing on the ECE sector with teaching and leadership roles in private and community-based early education settings.
In 2019 she helped her local kindergarten association establish a new, innovative kindergarten in the community, and supported its growth through her role as team leader, and later, as acting senior head teacher.
This experience, along with study in educational leadership, lead to a role as an across sector lead for Takitini Houora, the biggest kāhui ako in Aotearoa. Tiffany was involved in the establishment of an iwi-based across sector curriculum, and promoting place-based education through professional development and across-sector teaching.
Tiffany left Takitini Houora to become a tertiary lecturer for bachelor and post-graduate level study of early childhood education. This role involves visiting students to provide contextual advice and guidance on teaching practice as well as pastoral support.
Tiffany is also a published children’s author, a marriage celebrant, and is currently completing a research thesis on across sector collaboration within kāhui ako.
- Early childhood education
- Across sector relationships
- Curriculum development and evaluation
- Bicultural awareness and cultural competency
- Writing and editing
- Public speaking and presentation
- Teacher practice observation and evaluation
- Coaching and mentoring
Fairies of Kawakawa (children’s novel)
Through years of learning and personal growth, my beliefs about education are summed up as “every learner deserves an education that nurtures the entire self.”
This statement speaks to my own love of the learning journey, and it is what I hope to support in others, regardless of age or motivations. It is an immense privilege to be alongside someone making a discovery for the first time; this is what motivates me in my role as teacher, lecturer, mentor, and professional leader.