Manaiakalani Secondary Specialist

Kerry Boyde-Preece is the Manaiakalani Secondary Specialist. She primarily works alongside high school principals, school leaders, facilitators and their teachers to successfully implement the Manaiakalani programme.

Before becoming a Manaiakalani Outreach Facilitator, Kerry was trained as a secondary school teacher specialising in digital technologies and visual arts. She also held ancillary positions including, Head of Department, Dean and School Leader for the Manaiakalani Outreach Programme.

Kerry studied extensively with the University of Canterbury to earn a Post Grad in E-Learning and Digital Technologies. She was awarded a Woolf Fisher Lead Teacher Scholarship to complete her Masters of Education at Auckland University, working under Dr Aaron Wilson and Dr Kerry Lee’s support with the support of Dr Rebecca Jesson, Professor Stuart McNaughton and Dr Mei Lai. The opportunity gave Kerry the research background necessary for understanding how to lead measurable change to raise students’ achievement when learning with digital technologies. This included strategic planning, action change management, facilitation, and communication across diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

Kerry is a registered teacher and an accredited facilitator with the Ministry of Education. Kerry is also available to visit secondary schools interested in joining the Manaiakalani programme.

Kerry can be contacted via Email:

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