Steph Macdonald is a returning trustee, having already served one term on the Board. She has recently been voted in as the Board Chair. Currently employed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council as their Community Engagement Team Leader, Steph works with diverse communities in decision making processes. She brings strong communication, facilitation and advocacy skills, to the Board.
I have two children at Ōtūmoetai Primary (Samantha Yr 4 and Hazel Yr 1). Locally, I’ve gained valuable experience working with community funding, volunteer organisations, environmental programmes, plus earlier experiences teaching English abroad.
Despite the obvious challenges of covid in recent years, Ōtūmoetai Primary has maintained great results for our students while also rebuilding the relationship with Ngāi Tamarāwaho, significant property works and welcoming International students to the school. I look forward to working with the rest of the Board and management team to support all students to achieve their best and grow as actively involved learners.