Lisa Watson - Master of Education

A Bachelor of Education led to a rewarding career as a primary teacher for Lisa Watson. Now she’s continuing her studies with a Master of Education.

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“After working as a kai awhina in kohanga reo I began studying primary teaching at the Tai Tokerau campus in 1995.

“Since then I have had a rewarding career, teaching within my own rohe and helping establish a Year 7 and 8 Reo Rua Unit within our local secondary school.

“I also taught for three years at NorthTec as a tutor in Teacher Education, Foundation Studies and Student Learning Support.

“This year I am studying full-time to complete my Masters degree in Education examining the factors that facilitate Māori student retention and success in two Northland secondary schools.

“In the future I would like to be involved in education research about Māori student achievement in mainstream settings and I would also like to continue my role as a teacher and learner, in either secondary or tertiary education.”