2020 Council Representatives 

Nau mai, hoki mai to our returning Māori Caucus student representative to NZARE Council – Kay-Lee Jones

Kay-lee has over 13 years of educational experience, most recently teaching in initial teacher education.  She is a forth year doctorate student at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) with a research focus on Māori medium education, particularly bilingual education.

Waipāoa te Awa e rere mai nei

Horouta te Waka, hoea, hoea rā

Takipū te Marae, tū tonu, tū tonu

Te Aitanga a Māhaki te wi

Taupara te Hapū

Mōkori anō ngā mihi ki a koutou

Tēnā rā koutou katoa, ko Kay-Lee Jones tōku ingoa.


Nau mai, haere mai to our new Caucus student representative to NZARE Council – Rachel Cann 

Kia ora!  My name is Rachel Cann.  I'm based in Auckland, studying at the University of Auckland, and have recently completed my masters thesis which explored how school leaders can enhance teacher wellbeing. I'm about to embark on my PhD journey, continuing to research teacher wellbeing through a positive psychology lens. I'm originally from the UK, and in the past worked as an engineer before becoming a science teacher here in New Zealand. I'm looking forward to working with Kay-Lee, the student and emerging researcher leadership team, Gaylene Denford-Wood, Patricia Ong, Robin Lane and Sweta Sharma, and the NZARE students/emerging researchers in 2020!



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