Middle Team

Megan Greer - Middle Team Leader - Room 14

Email contact: megan@georgestreet.school.nz

Megan teaches in room 14 and is also our fantastic Middle Team Leader. She welcomes everyone into her class in a warm and friendly way. She has strengths in literacy and numeracy and loves to bring her passion for visual art and digital technology into her classroom programme.

Jessica Lovell (BEd) - Room 14

Jess has taught in a variety of school settings and is experienced working with students from all walks of life and believes the key to a successful year is developing strong relationships with students and their whānau. She is passionate about Science and The Outdoors and loves to integrate these into her classroom programme. Jess enjoys all aspects of teaching and learning but has strengths in teaching literacy and numeracy. Jess teaches in Room 14 on Wednesday's while Megan is on leadership release.

Email contact: jess@georgestreet.school.nz


Claire Harper (BEd, DipTchg) - Room 13

Email contact: claireh@georgestreet.school.nz

Claire has taught in a number of schools both in New Zealand and around the world and is a very adaptable teacher having taught from year 2 to year 8. She is passionate about encouraging all of her learners to reach their potential. She values the whole person and forms positive relationships with her students and their families. Claire's classroom program focuses on developing the skills of collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking. She enjoys teaching all areas of the curriculum with particular interest in maths, inquiry and the arts (particularly dance and visual arts).

Trina Wood (BA, DipTchg) - Room 10

Email contact: trina@georgestreet.school.nz

Trina welcomes her children each day with a lovely friendly smile. She is Reading Recovery trained and has strengths in literacy and numeracy. Trina has a passion for art which she loves to share with her students as well as digital technology.

Leonie Spencer (BA, BEd) - Room 11

Email contact: leonie@georgestreet.school.nz

Leonie enjoys getting to know each child and their whānau. She values children’s individuality and cultural diversity and aims to make them proud of who they are. She encourages teamwork and cooperation, assisting the development of people skills. Leonie has strengths in social sciences, literacy and Te Reo Māori. She is currently up-skilling her Te Reo and is working towards a certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language. Leonie shares teaching in room 10 with Linda King.

Linda King (BEd) - Room 11

Email contact: linda@georgestreet.school.nz

Linda is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher who believes in forming positive relationships with all her students. She has strengths in numeracy and literacy and wants to install a love of learning in her classroom. Linda is passionate about music and the performing arts and also takes one of our school choir groups. Linda shares teaching room 10 with Leonie Spencer.

Catherine Smith (BA Hons, PhD, Grad Dip Ed) - Room 9

Email contact: catherine@georgestreet.school.nz

Catherine enjoys getting to know all the children in her class as individuals and creates a happy, supportive environment for learning. She has strengths in teaching literacy and provides hands-on, engaging learning experiences. Catherine loves learning and her latest course has been Te Teo Māori through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Kylie O'Brien (BCom, GradDip Tchg) - Room 8

Email contact: kylie@georgestreet.school.nz

Kylie joined the George Street Normal School Teaching Team in 2020 with a diverse teaching background from years 1-10 in the private and public sectors. With special interests and strength in mathematics, integrated curriculum, second language learning and physical education, Kylie enjoys engaging with all learners as individuals, and works to develop strong student agency in her class programmes. Kylie also shares the role of Sports Co-ordinator for the school in 2021.

Grace Dore (BTchg) - Room 7

Email contact: grace@georgestreet.school.nz

Grace is passionate about developing relationships with her children and believes this is at the heart of teaching. She endeavours to create a warm and welcoming classroom environment where everyone can learn and grow together. Grace loves teaching literacy and enjoys collaborative teaching. She particularly enjoys welcoming ESOL students into her class. For terms 1 and 2, Grace shares 7 with Jo Brooks. Jo teaches on Wednesdays each week.

Jo Brooks - Room 7

Email contact: jo@georgestreet.school.nz

Jo is sharing the teaching in room 7 with Grace Dore and teaches on Wednesdays. Jo is familiar to many of our room 18 learners as she taught them when they were in the Junior Team. Jo is a warm, friendly teacher who works hard to develop strong relationships with her children and their whānau.

Kate McCracken - Teaching Assistant

Kate is passionate about learning and helping children to learn. She loves the diverse cultures in our school and enjoys working with children who are learning English as a second language. Kate is trained in English language learning and has spent the past 2 years studying Te Reo at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Zac Mitchell-Beatson - Teaching Assistant

Zac works in our middle team. He is familiar with many of our children, as he is also an after school tutor at our after school Georgies programme. He is excited to be helping our young learners achieve their potential.

Hannah Pearson - Teaching Assistant


Hannah works in our middle team and models team. She is a trained primary teacher but has found her passion supporting individual children on their educational journey. She has spent the past year studying inclusive education and has a special interest in autism. Hannah believes that a smile can go a long way and helps her to build relationships and be the best educator she can be!