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Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School Principal - Kathryn Smith

Diploma of Teaching - Christchurch College of Education

Bachelor of Education - University of Canterbury

Master of Education - University of Canterbury

Kathryn has been Principal at Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School since the beginning of Term 3, 2013. She was previously Deputy Principal at a nearby intermediate school and prior to that was a senior teacher and member of the management team at Maungaraki School in the Hutt Valley.

While most of her teaching experience has been with Year 7 and 8, she has taught at all levels of the primary school and in a range of different schools. She has particular expertise in assessment and evaluation of learning, leading literacy development for teachers and introducing e-learning strategies that engage, motivate and empower children to become independent learners.

Kathryn lives in the Hutt Valley with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys playing social hockey, reading, and spending time with her family.

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