Andrew Birchler – Principal
Frances Butler – SENCO, Reading Recovery
I am very lucky to have the perfect job at Mimi School. I am passionate about helping/guiding children to reach their full potential. As a Reading Recovery teacher and Senco I get to work with children individually and in small groups and can really focus on individual needs. I have been at Mimi school for the past 6 ½ years. First as the year 0-3 teacher then as a straight year 0-1 as our roll grew. My family and I live in the local community and love the rural values and sense of community that Mimi provides.
Nicole Megaw – Senior Teacher – Rimu Room Y4-6
This is my third year of teaching at Mimi School after studying at Waikato University. It is great to be back home in Tikorangi where I grew up. I am fortunate to start my teaching career with such a great bunch of senior kids and inspirational and encouraging staff members. Being able to enjoy the outdoors is a personal hobby and one that is valued in Mimi School education, making it very special to have a teaching role in this school.
Helen Amstalden-Baldwin – Senior Teacher – Matai Room Y4-6
Kia Ora, My name is Helen Amstalden-Baldwin (Mrs Baldwin for short). I have a four year old daughter and a two year old son. My family and I have recently moved to Lepperton. It is where I myself grew up and attended primary school. After living in Western Australia for a little over 7 years, my husband and I decided to return home to Taranaki so that our children could grow up surrounded by extended family. I have had a variety of teaching and management roles within schools in both New Zealand and Australia ranging size from 17 (Ahititi) to over 700 students. I am very much looking forward to becoming a part of the Mimi school community.
Emma O’Sullivan – Junior Teacher – Totara Room Y1-3
I teach new entrants to year 3. I have been a classroom teacher at Mimi School for 4 years and was the school’s reading recovery teacher before this. I live in Tongaporutu with my family.