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Claire O'Fee

+64 22 032 6711

Ko Taratara te maunga, ko Kaeo te awa, ko Whangaroa te moana, ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Ngāpuhi tōku iwi, ko Ngāti Rua tōku hapū, ko Taupo Bay tōku marae

I aspire to live in a country where all people experience equity, excellence and belonging, in all facets of their lives. Research and evidence show that this work makes a difference for Māori learner's experiences in education, while reaching other students at the same time. I am passionate about creating educational futures for our students where they can completely be themselves, enjoying success as who they are.

My journey as a learner began at Kawerau South School and still continues today. My journey as an educator began at Penrose High School, in Auckland. I have been a secondary school teacher of physical education and health, dance and drama, a dean, a teacher in charge of dance curriculum, an in-school facilitator for Te Kotahitanga, NZQA panel leader and materials reviewer and a Deputy Principal. In my work with schools and Communities of Learning, my aim is to allow staff to bring themselves to the table so we might build new knowledge together and move closer to equity, excellence and belonging for all.