Experience:New Zealand Registered Teacher Advanced Diploma of Teaching Diploma of Educational Management Accredited Ministry of Education PLD Facilitator
Toni has been teaching for over 30 years. She has held varied roles over this time including classroom teacher, team leader and an Associate Principal position. She has also been a conference presenter, Play Coach and a MoE accredited facilitator providing professional development in transition to school, foundation skills, teaching through play and structured literacy. Toni discovered teaching through play in 2015 and shortly after, Longworth Education. She has implemented and led teaching through play in three different schools. In 2020 she began to incorporate Structured Literacy in her classroom and since 2022 she has been helping schools implement structured literacy alongside their play pedagogy. Toni is so excited to be a part of the Longworth team supporting our educators who are exploring the world of play and literacy.