PhD, MEd(Hons), DipTchg, DipChildLit, BEd

Christine is an educator with both practical and research experience. She was a classroom teacher for 12 years and has been involved in teacher education with Massey University for over 20 years. Christine was part of a Massey research project and recently facilitated a project in schools called Teaching to Ensure Progress in Literacy. She is an MoE PLD Accredited Facilitator.


MEd(Literacy)(Dist), GradDipTchg(Primary), BA

Tamara has recently completed her Master of Education with a literacy specialisation. She lives in New Plymouth and taught for eight years, acquiring classroom expertise with foundations in literacy, including for children with learning difficulties. Tamara is an MoE PLD Accredited Facilitator.


PhD, DipTchg, BA, BMus

Helen has many years of experience working in schools and understands the pressures of the classroom. She strives to be a supportive mentor to teachers and uses discussion, workshop activities and in-class modelling to develop teachers’ knowledge of literacy development and best practice methods. Helen is an MoE PLD Accredited Facilitator.


PGDipEd, BEd(Tchg)

Belinda is New Zealand-trained teacher who has been working in schools in Auckland and around the world for over 20 years. Throughout her career she has had a special interest in the teaching of literacy and since 2014 has been supporting teachers with their professional development in this area. Belinda is an MoE PLD Accredited Faciliator.

The Literacy@Massey team provides professional learning and development (PLD) in literacy across all levels of primary school. We are experienced, working with schools across Aotearoa to design PLD in response to needs. Our PLD includes guidance in implementing a structured literacy approach with an emphasis on building strong foundations for reading and writing.

Our focus:
● how research informs teaching;
● strengthening teacher knowledge and practice; and
● ensuring children are accurate, capable and engaged readers and writers.

You can engage with Literacy@Massey through:
● regional workshops as advertised;
● a direct contract specifically tailored to meet the needs of your school or group;
● applying for regionally allocated PLD funding to work with our accredited facilitators; or
● online modules.

Contact us at or visit our Facebook page for further information.