Rachael Goddard

A dynamic, visionary science educator, Rachael Goddard is committed to fostering sustainability. Rachael Goddard has been a passionate environmental scientist and educator for over 17 years. As Sustainability & Environment Manager for the University of Waikato, she developed, delivers and reports on its sustainability strategy. She has engaged thousands on campus and in the community…

Ricci Wesselink

Ricci Wesselink is making a difference to student learning by flipping the education model. A passionate health science educator, Ricci Wesserlink teaches anatomy and physiology at Wintec’s Centre for Health and Social Practice. Her research and practice focuses on changing delivery to enhance learning outcomes. Her students used to attend a two hour lecture, followed…

Lynnette Rogers

For many decades, Lynnette Rogers has been driving change and agency in grass roots science education. Lynnette is currently educator for the Kukutaaruhe Education Trust, which supports science, Maatauranga Maaori, environmental and community learning through The Fairfield Project on the grounds of Fairfield College. Her work utilises gully restoration and community gardens to provide education…

Michael Wilson

Sacred Heart Girls’ College   Michael is Head of Science at Sacred Heart Girls’ College and has developed a free learning hub called www.passbiology. co.nz, an interactive online learning platform for senior secondary biology teachers and students. It allows resource sharing and encourages social media interaction. Originally developed for teachers of the Waikato region, it is…

Sarah Hay

St Peter’s School   Sarah teaches Chemistry to a high standard incorporating effective pedagogy. As the Head of Faculty, St Peter’s School, she also oversees a huge range of opportunities for students to engage in Science outside of the classroom.   Sarah is the secretary of the Waikato Science Teachers Association (WSTA) and is one…

Nataliia Kravchenko

Spreading a love of science within and beyond the classroom. Nataliia Kravchenko is the creator of “Magic Science” an interactive science show for primary and intermediate students. After seeing the show, Te Awamutu Primary School initiated a class on the nature of science and science discoveries using a plan developed by Kravchenko. Through her science…

Sara Loughnane

Dedication to high-level science achievement and teaching practice. Sara Loughnane manages delivery of NCEA and International Baccalaureate science programmes at St Peter’s School, Cambridge. Lead teacher in the gifted and talented education area, she runs an inspiring scholarship biology programme, which has vastly improved the number of students attaining scholarship level. Loughnane also runs the…

Kamal Nair

Creating opportunities for science success in a low-decile environment. Kamal Nair is HoD science for a decile 2 school in rural Tokoroa with a 54% Maori, and 7% Pasifika roll. He models a student-centered classroom, fostering critical thinking skills, collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation. Nair sees students at risk of falling behind on a weekly…

Dr. John Roche

Whether communicating with farmers, students, industry, scientists, iwi or media John Roche combines technical command of his subject matter with infectious enthusiasm. Principal Scientist with DairyNZ, Dr. John Roche is in demand as a presenter, media spokesperson and mentor, juggling 3-4 presentations per month in addition to his science management workload. He has a reputation…

Kerry Allen

A passionate advocate for our primary sector, Kerry is securing its future by pioneering a robust agribusiness programme for New Zealand secondary schools. After growing up on her parents’ farm, Kerry studied at Lincoln, moved into teaching Ag/Hort Science at secondary school level and has for many years been the driving force behind the New…