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Peter Monteith & Marion Dekker (NZ)

The journey to education for sustainability

Ko te awa ko au, ko au te awa.

Peter Monteith hails from Atihaunui-a-Paparangi, an iwi (tribe) from the banks of the Whanganui River on the east coast of the north island of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The holder of an MA (Hons), and Diplomas in Education and Te Reo Māori, Peter has been the Tumuaki (Principal) of Inspired Kindergartens’ 26 services in the Waiariki rohe (Bay of Plenty district) of Aotearoa/New Zealand since 2008. His aspirations for community engagement, quality public education, innovation and high professional expectations are reflected in the 2017 Education Review Office assessment of Inspired Kindergartens as the top performing multi-site ECE provider.

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Marion Marsters Dekker lives in Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand, born to migrant parents from the Cook Islands and The Netherlands.

Early Childhood Education has been her passion for over 30 years. She is part of the senior leadership team for Inspired Kindergartens. Marion has a commitment to advocating for equity and social justice. She has been active in promoting high quality early childhood teaching provision.

She holds the Education for Sustainability portfolio across 26 Kindergarten services. She is currently completing her Masters of Educational leadership, focussed on Pacific education in the early years

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