Karen Farmer has worked in a variety of roles in Taranaki, Manawatu/Wanganui and Eastern Bay of Plenty Regions in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Her roles have included Supplementary Learning Support Teacher, Learning Advisor, and assessor for both SPELD and the NZ Centre for Gifted Education.
Karen joins the team having had three years experience in a secondary school with a focus on learning support and teaching English. As well she has held the in-School COL Literacy position for her school. Over the last 3 years she has worked alongside Robyn, in a Lead Teacher role, to implement RT3T™ across a range of Year levels. As part of this she has been instrumental in using RT3T™ to support students with low literacy levels to achieve their NCEA literacy requirements.
Karen has a BA (Educ and Psych); Graduate Dip Teaching (primary); PG Dip Education- Special Education; Graduate Certificate in Careers Counselling; and is currently studying towards her Masters in Education-Literacy. Karen has a particular interest in early literacy and how RT3T™ can be used in the early years of primary schooling.