Susie Talimalo-Ikihele is a New Zealand born Samoan who is South Auckland raised and Pasifika proud and Kiwi proud. Her husband is of Niuean and Tongan ethnicity, and together they are raising their young adult aiga (family).
Susie is a highly experienced teacher, who has taught from New Entrant to Year 10 and in transitioning school leavers into tertiary education.
Susie has worked as a Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) for approximately fifteen years. She is an Incredible Years (IY) facilitator for the Teacher, Autism and Parent programmes, and is an IYT Peer Coach. Susie specialises in positive behaviour management, and academic, social, emotional and persistence coaching strategies. Her particular focus is on working with and supporting students with their families to achieve success within our schooling systems.
Susie has extensive experience in working within the wide range of Pacific and school communities in the Auckland region. She has developed and implemented culturally responsive workshops and curricula involving Tapasā and APPE (Action Plan Pacific Education) for schools and community groups.
Susie has joined the team to support, learn and make a significant contribution to the evolving development of RT3T™, creating Quality Team leadership to new efficiencies and in different contexts.
“A fia alu vave lau va’a alo na'o oe”
If you want your boat to travel fast,
“A fia alu mamao alu fa’atasi”
If you want your boat to travel further,