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Accredited Professional Learning and Development Facilitator
(Specialisation: Mathematics) ACC 285 Lee, Averil cropped
B. Ed, Dip Tchg

Southland | Murihiku
Tel | Waea +64 21 190 4065
Email | Īmēra

Professional Profile

I have supported teachers, middle leaders and principals with professional development in primary mathematics for over 13 years, and I hold the South Island regional leadership role in PfS for ALiM and MST. I have been the co-ordinator of the Southland Mathematics Symposium since 2014, presented at national and international conferences, and have collaborated on curriculum initiatives.

I develop strong relationships in schools, clusters and regions, which encourage teachers to take risks to grow professionally, resulting in improved pedagogical and mathematics content knowledge.

I build strong understanding of current best practice in Mathematics through:

  • Modelling, then mentoring and coaching teachers to develop their own pathways of change.
  • Providing opportunities for teachers to review current relevant literature and applying this to their practice.
  • Allowing time for teachers to explore digital technology to enhance teaching programmes.
  • Assisting in revising curriculum plans to ensure they relate directly to NZC and individual school needs.
  • Encouraging strong relationships with whānau.

My expertise includes

  • Local curriculum design, with a focus on Mathematics and Statistics
  • Assessment for learning

Programmes for Students (PfS):

  • Supporting schools to develop a responsive Tier 2 intervention in maths, based on individual school context and needs
  • Working with leaders and teachers to engage with proven teaching approaches, based on current effective research and practice

Community Engagement:

  • Supporting schools in consultation with iwi and whānau.
  • Supporting teachers and leaders to host information sessions for whānau with a Mathematics lens.

Key Competencies (Including social and emotional learning):

  • Supporting teachers to increase awareness of Key Competencies within their classroom practice
  • Focusing on dispositions of students and increasing their feelings of self-efficacy and ability in maths.


  • Supporting teachers to increase their understanding of the learning progressions involved in the Number strand of mathematics.