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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

Kia ora whanau. My name is Adele, and I joined CPDS in Term 4, 2019, as a lead teacher of the ESOL team. I currently work four days a week, and my main responsibilities are around teaching and supporting students whose English is not their first language. This includes ensuring high standards of the ESOL programme being delivered across the school, supporting and providing professional development to the class teachers and liaising with other schools and government agencies.

2022 is my 7th year as an ESOL teacher. Before becoming an ESOL teacher, I worked as a classroom teacher. I’ve had wonderful leaders who noticed my strength in teaching literacy. They provided me with opportunities to lead within the school and work with Working Solutions from the University of Auckland to raise literacy teaching standards in many schools that they were working with. These experiences led me to do more studies and set me on a path to become an ESOL specialist teacher.

Providing an equitable education to all students is my passion, and I feel truly privileged to be working with leaders who show a strong commitment to creating such environments.

Outside of school, I am a wife to a loving husband and a mother of two cats and one toddler.

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