My husband Stuart and I live on a small lifestyle block near Hamilton. I have been principal of Te Uku School for the last 11 1/2 years. I am proud to be part of a collaborative, future-focused team that is committed to supporting student learning and making a difference. We have been teaching in our open, flexible environments for 4 terms now; we are making great strides to develop and embed teaching practices that support student collaboration, provide opportunities for everyone to learn from each other and which help develop the skills of self-regulation. This is an on-going journey of teacher development which keeps us all on our toes!! We enjoy and thrive on the challenge of making Te Uku School a great learning environment.