Toni believes children thrive in warm, home-like environments, where teachers form genuine relationships with tamariki and their families. Ako guide’s her practice and she learns as much from children as they learn from her. Every day she is surprised by their competence, kindness, empathy and understanding. Toni worked in policy before retraining as a teacher in 2016. She is interested in gardening and nature, the relationship between movement and thinking, and celebrating the diverse cultures of New Zealand.
Qualifications:Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History