Meet The Team

CAGE Executive 2019


Julie Rogers, President

Julie has taught in junior, middle and senior schools in both state and private schools in NZ and England. Julie was a founding member of CAGE and is passionate about providing opportunities for teachers to collaborate. Julie has taught from year four to thirteen and has been the gifted coordinator at a range of schools. She has led specific programmes such as Extension Maths, Philosophy and Future Problem Solving.

Julie is passionate that gifted students, should be identified early and receive a programme targeted to their needs.

 

 

 


Joanne Clark, Secretary, Executive

Joanne is a Year 7 - 13 drama specialist and GATE co-ordinator.

Joanne focuses on developing extension programmes within curriculum programmes; she also has a role as a Specialist Classroom Teacher {SCT} and develops performing arts enrichment programmes.

 

 

 

 

 


Carla Gibson, Website, Executive 

Carla is experienced in middle school education, having experience in teaching from years seven to ten. She has taught in a range of schools and has recently helped lead the establishment of the year seven to eight levels at a secondary school. Currently she is a dean and team leader and is responsible for national standards and gifted education in years seven and eight.

She is especially interested in gifted programmes in mathematics and in differentiating learning for gifted students within integrated classroom programmes. 

 

 

 


Bridget Compton-Moen, Treasurer, Executive

Julie has taught in junior, middle and senior schools in both state and private schools in NZ and England. Julie was a founding member of CAGE and is passionate about providing opportunities for teachers to collaborate. Julie has taught from year four to thirteen and has been the gifted coordinator at a range of schools. She has led specific programmes such as Extension Maths, Philosophy and Future Problem Solving.

Julie is passionate that gifted students, should be identified early and receive a programme targeted to their needs.

 

 

 


Jonathon Ritchie, Executive

Jonathan has been working as a teacher since 2006 teaching from year three to year six. He has also worked as a Sports Coordinator for five years and has recently taken over as the Gifted and Talented Representative at his school.
 
Jonathan is looking forward to helping gifted children gain the experiences and teaching necessary to develop their talents further. 

 

 

 


Francesca Hickey, Vice-President, Executive

Francesca is a Year 9 - 13 GATE coordinator and teacher of English, Social Studies and Personalised Learning Programmes.  She has taught in New Zealand, England and Canada.

She is interested in all aspects of giftedness, but especially social and emotional well-being and the role which schools can play to support this.  She enjoys developing programmes based on the strengths and interests of the individual.

 

 

 

 


Warren Durant, Executive

Warren has international teaching experience, having taught in leading private schools in both South Africa and New Zealand. He has post-graduate qualifications in Leadership and Management, and in the Effective Practice of Gifted Education. He has a special passion for using digital technology in education, to engage students, using the S.A.M.R. Model of teaching and learning. His goal in teaching is to engage all his students so that they become life-long engaged learners

 

 

 

 

 


Sophie Crawford, Executive

Sophie is an intermediate school teacher and syndicate leader of a gifted programme. She is interested in how extension and enrichment can allow for deeper and more meaningful learning for gifted students. Sophie loves to see students thrive in specialised, tailored learning conditions that cater to their needs.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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