“He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata – What is the most important thing? It is people, it is people, it is people!”
Qualifications: Bachelor of Ed, PostGrad Dip Ad Ed, Cert Youth Social Work, Cert in ESOL, Certs in Flipped Learning.
Area of Expertise: Doreen specialises in Montessori Education, learning and development across the lifespan, and pedagogical leadership.
Doreen has been been a learning professional for the past 14 years—working in the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors. She spent the last six years working as a Learning and Development Specialist (Commissioned) Officer in the NZDF, collaborating with our Five Eyes partners to facilitate learning/training outcomes across Australasia.
Doreen learns best through deliberate and purposeful engagement. When she is clear on the learning outcomes, there is no learning context or experience that she can’t adapt to and make the most of. The most useful thing she’s learned is that learning and development enable and empower her to live her best self, as well as to live her best life.
When she’s not working, Doreen’s hobbies include, eating, reading books and journal articles, watching anime, roller derby, hiking/tramping, indoor and outdoor bouldering/rock climbing, circus and aerial arts, and martial arts. She also really enjoys building/creating things, playing board games, and engaging in philosophical discussion or ‘real talk’ with friends and family.