Katie’s broad experience in education takes her from early years right through to tertiary, where she spent a few years lecturing student teachers on her specialist area of early childhood education and development. With a Diploma of Teaching from the New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education, and a Bachelor of Education from Massey University, NZ, early years education has always been her passion. Katie enjoys guiding the youngest learners to drive their own learning through rich exciting experiences of exploration, discovery and play. Katie also has a passion for writing, and has published a resource book for early years teachers as well as numerous magazine articles and columns on parenting and related issues.
Katie came to Shanghai from her home country of New Zealand, and is joined with her Aircraft Engineer husband, Ross, and their three teenagers, Olivia, Leo and Zoe who are all students in the secondary school at BISS. Katie loves travel, writing and spending time with her family.