Villa Education Trust Staff

Alwyn Poole, B.B.S., M.Ed.(Hons), Dip.Tchg., PG Dip Sport Mgt

Alwyn is a highly educated and motivated teacher with a desire to help all children reach their full potential in all areas: academically, socially, physically and emotionally. He has taught at Tauranga Boys' College, Hamilton Boys' High School and St Cuthbert's College. He currently is the Academic Manager at Mt Hobson Middle School and has a teaching role. Throughout his teaching career and in his own study, he has sought the best ways to teach and learn. These methods have been incorporated into the day to day structure of Mt Hobson Middle School.

 

Karen Poole,  B.B.S. (Marketing) CEO

With over 25 years administrative and business experience in the education sector, Karen is the CEO for the Villa Education Trust. She implements stategy, provides development and compliance, and has worked within a number of education establishments around New Zealand. Karen is passionate about providing opportunities for all children.

 

Merryl Madsen- Assistant to Karen Poole (CEO)

Merryl provides administrative support to Karen Poole (CEO) across all Villa Education Trust School's. Having worked for over eight years at Mt Hobson Middle School, Merryl brings knowledge, understanding and experience to the role and is excited to be part of new developments within the Villa Education Trust.

 

Esther Hall - Marketing and Development

With a background in journalism and public relations, Esther's role is to support the Trust in its growth areas.  Esther has worked in private and public sector organisations, both in the UK and in New Zealand, managing HR, training and development, commercial bidding, media liaison and communciations. 

 

Jaimee Poole - Curriculum Support

Jaimee has worked with youth in a variety of roles and is passionate about seeing children reach their academic and personal best. Jaimee has an Honours Degree in English Literature and is assisting the Trust in implementing well-being and engagement measures and creating systems to enable the Trust to monitor and manage its ideals and strategies.