Emerging Educator 2008
Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand
Kerry Earl has a passion for children, teaching, technology and learning. Following time as a teacher, a developer in ICT and technology and a researcher, Kerry secured a position as a tutor and now lecturer in the School of Education, at The University of Waikato. She has become an integral part of a number of teaching teams and has demonstrated a strong commitment to teacher education through her teaching service and leadership.
Her leadership in teaching shows through in her ability to lead and organise teaching teams, to introduce innovative use of Information Communication Technology, to mentor new team members and empower existing team members. Service to teacher education has been evidenced through involvement in TEFANZ conference and forum activities. In addition, Kerry is also involved in other professional associations and is a Council member of NZARE.
Kerry accepted significant responsibility in teacher education when she chaired the co-directors of the Flexible Learning Leaders in New Zealand project.
It is clear that Kerry has already made a significant contribution to teacher education and is a worthy recipient of the TEFANZ Emerging Educator Award for 2008.