About the TEAM

Who makes up the 2016 MADE Awards team and what are their roles?

Bec Power – Bec is the Deputy Principal of Tahatai Coast School in Papamoa and she is an Apple Distinguished Educator. Bec joined the  MADE Awards team last year, she co-ordinates all our meetings and deals with sourcing sponsorship, judges, trophies and all ‘general business’.

Paula Jamieson – Paula is an Educational Technologist and an Apple Distinguished Educator who works full-time  in Te Akau ki Papamoa School. She maintains both our Facebook page and this website, co-ordinates the online entry Dropbox process and deals with all email enquiries through our website email address.

Mike Shorter – Mike is a classroom teacher at Greerton Village School in Tauranga, he is responsible for sorting our presentation movie on the awards night as well as supporting our MC on the night.

Jenny Tappenden – Jenny is a classroom teacher at Tauriko, she is the longest standing member on the MADE Team and has been a star on the stage for the past few years!

Alison Robilliard – Alison is also a classroom teacher at Tahatai Coast School in Papamoa and was also new to the team last year, she is responsible for taking minutes at our meetings and for dealing with all financial matters.

Jamie Power – Jamie is Elearning leader at Golden Sands School and is responsible for creating the Award Night Presentation.

This year we have several new team members who have been co-opted on to lighter the load and share their brilliant ideas

Craig McDonald – Craig is a Team Leader and e-Learning Leader at Tahatai Coast School. He has entered the MADE Awards many times, but this is his first year on the committee. Craig is also the secretary of this years committee.

Shona Poppe – Shona is at Tahatai Coast School she is part of the ICT Leadership team and is a Year 3/4 Classroom Teacher. Shona is also a support person for the venue and catering setup etc on the awards night.

Sue Beesley – Sue is a New Entrant classroom teacher at Te Akau ki Papamoa and is passionate about all things e-learning related and has particular strengths in Literacy and the Arts. Sue’s students won 1st prize last year in the Storytelling Year 1-3 category.

Trudi Fausett – Trudi is a Team Leader and Senior Teacher at Te Akau ki Papamoa School, she has a creative mind and loves seeing her learners exploring apps and photography across the curriculum. Her students entries have featured in the winners list several times in the last two years.

Sjaan McDivitt- Sjaan is a year 2 and 3 classroom teacher at Golden Sands School. She is passionate about all forms of ICT and enjoys integrating technology into all areas of the curriculum. Sjaan loves seeing children using apps to collaborate, create and share. Saan is supporting Paula in her role this year.