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Qualification
Doctor of Education(EdD) –University of Otago, New Zealand (presently)
Critical issue:
Children with learning disabilities:
Recording quantitative data to show the impact and significance of technology in raising these students’ levels of achievement through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of personalised e-Learning programmes, e-Portfolios and e-IEP’s.

Qualification
Master of Education(Tchg) – University of Otago, New Zealand
Completed: December 2009
Thesis: E-Tools and e-Portfolios: Supporting reflective, self-directed learning practice and learning for life.
(Distinction)
Critical Analysis of Teaching
Researching Personal Teaching Practice
ICT – Advanced Internet based Learning
Leadership for Learning

Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Completed: December 1991
(Distinction): Education

Qualification
Higher Diploma in Education (4 years)
Completed: 1979
Distinction: Practical Teaching (25 weeks), English,
History and Professional Studies.

Qualification
Trinity College London (Edenz College – NZ)
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Completed: June 2003
(Distinction)

Qualification
Certificate in ESOL Home Tutoring
National Association of ESOL Home Tutor
Schemes - South Auckland ESOL Home
Tutoring Service
Completed: September 2002

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April 2008 – Presently * Townsville Grammar Junior School, Townsville, Queensland- Permanent position
  • Senior Teacher
  • Curriculum Leader – SOSE
  • Y4 Classroom teacher
  • Lead Teacher – ICT and e-Learning
  • Junior School Numeracy Task Force team member

January 2003 – April 2008 * Bucklands Beach Intermediate School , Auckland, New Zealand-Permanent position
  • Senior Teacher Year 7(3MU)
  • Curriculum Leader – Social Sciences
  • Lead Teacher – ICT and eLearning
  • Director of International Students
  • Team & curriculum Leader – ESOL
  • Y7 Classroom teacher

February 2000 – December 2002 * Clevedon School, Auckland, New Zealand - Permanent Y1/2 Scale A
September 1999 – December 1999 * Cockle Bay, Auckland, New Zealand (. 5)
May 1997 – May 1999 * Howick Preparatory School, Kwa Zulu, Natal, South Africa
Permanent- Y1 Scale A

January 1996 – May 1997 * Arts and Crafts Teacher-Private art school
May 1995 – December 1995 * Noah’s Ark Early Childhood School, Johannesburg, lSouth Africa
New Entrant/Grade 0 Teacher Scale A

May 1991 – May 1995 * Self-employed - Public Relations and Functions coordinator
  • University study

April 1989 – May 1991 * Maternity leave – birth of twin sons
January 1988 – April 1989 * Sharonlea Primary School , Johannesburg, South Africa- Permanent Teacher
  • Acting Team Leader
  • Senior Primary – Y7 and 8

February 1984 – December 1987 * Johannesburg College of Education, SA
  • Lecturer – Speech and Drama
  • Acting Head – Student Counselling

January 1982 – June 1983 * Randpark Primary School, SA-Permanent Teacher Y4/5
  • Senior Teacher

January 1980 – December 1981 * Sandown Primary School, SA-Permanent Teacher- Scale A Y4/5
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Date of birth: 5th April 1957
Marital status: Married
Children: Twin sons (21 years of age)
Nationality: New Zealand
Email: gailtheresa@gmail.com

Teacher registration:
New Zealand: Full Registration
217389
Valid: 29th June 2011
Queensland: Full Registration
826692
Valid: 8th May 2013