Susan has been part of the DMIC mentoring team in Porirua since May 2017. She has taught Year 4-6 at Maraeroa School in Cannons Creek over the past four years. Susan has been involved in DMIC as a teacher since January 2015 and since 2016 as a lead teacher.
Susan's areas of expertise in her role as a mathematics mentor include:
- Providing mentoring (coaching or facilitating) to individual teachers in classrooms to support their growth of pedagogical practices including culturally responsive teaching, inquiry mathematics teaching and teaching as inquiry.
- Leading professional development workshops with teachers and school leaders.
- Providing support in writing culturally relevant mathematical tasks that focus on mathematical big ideas.