Staff


Bron, Anya, Karen, Tina the dog, Donovan and Monika
Karen
My name is Karen and I am the principal and manager of Aroha Montessori. I am a fully registered early childhood teacher and I have a current first aid certificate. I hold an early childhood diploma as well as an AMI 3-6 Montessori diploma which I completed in USA in 2008. In 2015 I graduated with a post graduate diploma in Leadership.  I have been involved with Montessori for over 20 years first as a parent then for the last 15 years as a teacher. I work in the classroom in the morning and run the office in the afternoon. 
 
Anya
My name is Anya,  I am a fully registered teacher with a Bachelor of Education (ECE). Not long after graduating I moved to work overseas in North London, teaching a reception class. During this time I studied the Forest School philosophy and worked extensively on developing and teaching literacy within the early years. Since returning to New Zealand I have worked at St Mark's Church School teaching an International Baccalaureate programme to a foundation class. Then to broaden my experience, I spent two years within the Little Wonders childcare community in Newtown. During this time I also completed a PGCert in ECE leadership and can now proudly state that I am working here at Aroha as an assistant manager.  

Bron
My name is Bronwyn,  I hold a Bachelor of Education (ECE), first aid qualified and are fully registered. I work full time at Aroha Montessori and both my daughters attended this Montessori many years ago.  I previously worked with children with special needs and have a passion for sign language.

Monika
My name is Monika,  I am a fully registered teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood and I hold a Montessori Diploma. I have worked for over twenty years in Early Childhood education and I am very passionate in providing a high quality learning environment. I use my experience and knowledge to ensure children have the opportunity to flourish and to discover their unique potential.

Donovan
My name is Donovan,  I am a regular reliever at Aroha Montessori. I am currently studying at Victoria University and cover here at Aroha when needed. I especially enjoy sharing my interest in football with the children and I do my best to support the teachers here at Aroha.