Rebecca Dow Education Lecturer Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

  • BA (Social and Community Development), GradDipTchng (Sec), MEd

Rebecca is the lead lecturer for the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). She has qualifications in Social and Community Development, History and English. Her master's research focused on pastoral care systems in New Zealand secondary schools, and the need to build and establish effective school-wide practices to cope with the complexities involved in caring for young people with high needs.

Her experience in the education sector has been diverse. She has been a teacher, deputy Principal, consultant and a research and policy advisor for the Spokesperson for Education. Rebecca has also had significant governance experience as a Board Chair for two school boards and a not-for-profit organisation.

Rebecca loves to cook, sew and be hospitable to others. She is an active relaxer—so loves getting out into nature and enjoying its beauty while ocean swimming, biking and running.