By June Pfister
Tui Tuia Learning Circle strengthens its professional development service for educators in literacy and numeracy by appointing a new Programme Director.
The new Literacy and Numeracy Programme Director Talia McNaughton is a passionate educator who has devoted the last two decades to teaching in the secondary sector in Tāmaki Makaurau. As Deputy Principal for Onehunga High School for the last nine years, she has been instrumental in leading Professional Learning and Development across a range of areas, including the recent change of the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) programme and the curriculum refresh.
Talia has also led literacy and numeracy professional development focusing on strategic leadership for middle leaders and teaching pedagogy to support the acceleration of learners. She has built strong relationships with ākonga (students), whānau (families), colleagues, and the wider education community throughout her career. As well as leading professional development, Talia has also provided coaching and mentoring to leaders within schools and beginning teachers. She is excited to bring this experience to her new role at Tui Tuia.
As the new Literacy and Numeracy Programme Director, Talia will play a pivotal role in shaping Tui Tuia’s offerings in these critical areas. Her expertise and Tui Tuia’s evidence-backed methodologies and commitment to professional growth will ensure educators receive the highest quality training and support.
Expressing her enthusiasm for her new role, Talia says,
“I am incredibly excited to join the Tui Tuia collective. I look forward to supporting educators to improve educational outcomes within the literacy and numeracy space”.