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Sue Baker

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At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Sue Baker
Sue Baker
Certification : MPP Education, Dip Teaching (Primary), BEd (Teaching) Primary
Staff Code : #
Phone : 07 562 2914
Email : s.baker@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Ko Hikurangi te Maunga

Ko Waiupu te Awa

Ko Horouta te Waka

Ko Ngāti Porou te Iwi

Ko Hiruharma te Marae

Ko Sue Baker taku ingoa.

Sue qualified as a primary teacher in 1998 from BTI. Sue returned here to study as a postgraduate student to achieve a Bachelor of Education, followed by a Masters in Professional Practice in Education.

Her Master’s thesis was born from her passion to see her mokopuna succeed in their education journey and to achieve success as Māori throughout that journey. Her study supports her role as a Teacher Educator and Professional Learning facilitator for the Ministry of Education. She has contributed to National Research Symposium, NZAC’s teacher conferences and is now working in conjunction with Kahui Ako ō Ihu Karaiti, initially as an across schoolteacher and currently as an advisor and facilitator representing BTI. Sue also presents professional learning seminars on Cultural Relationships for Responsive Pedagogy and Te Tiriti based Partnership across the education sector.

Most of her teaching experience has been at Intermediate levels which has been the area of passion from the onset of her teaching career. Her most recent school role was Team Leader for Year 8 culminating into 18 years’ experience in middle school leadership and a total of over 20 years teaching experience. Her Master’s research and teaching experience supports her role as a tertiary professional development facilitator impacting learners and educators in the primary and early childhood sector, teacher aides, aspiring leaders, and principals.

Sue continues to work in research and has a set professional goal to publish works in educational journals. Current research writings include the outcomes of her research, and the significant contribution Kaupapa Māori/Indigenous methodologies can play in authentic research. Her contribution to the cultural profile of BTI is seen as she upholds tikanga and te reo Māori institutionally, and espouses mana ōrite, manaakitanga, tangata whenuatanga and kotahitanga as part of our team.

Sue’s vision is to see all people, including her mokopuna, engaged in tiriti partnership which flourishes our nation and enables our intern teachers and tamariki to thrive as citizens of Aotearoa. Her professional aspiration is to educate tangata whenua and tangata tiriti to live out the fulfilled, restorative relationship embedded in the wisdom and covenantal nature of Te Tiriti ō Waitangi.

Meet our Staff

At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Sue Baker
Sue Baker
Certification : MPP Education, Dip Teaching (Primary), BEd (Teaching) Primary
Staff Code :
Phone : 07 562 2914
Email : s.baker@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Ko Hikurangi te Maunga

Ko Waiupu te Awa

Ko Horouta te Waka

Ko Ngāti Porou te Iwi

Ko Hiruharma te Marae

Ko Sue Baker taku ingoa.

Sue qualified as a primary teacher in 1998 from BTI. Sue returned here to study as a postgraduate student to achieve a Bachelor of Education, followed by a Masters in Professional Practice in Education.

Her Master’s thesis was born from her passion to see her mokopuna succeed in their education journey and to achieve success as Māori throughout that journey. Her study supports her role as a Teacher Educator and Professional Learning facilitator for the Ministry of Education. She has contributed to National Research Symposium, NZAC’s teacher conferences and is now working in conjunction with Kahui Ako ō Ihu Karaiti, initially as an across schoolteacher and currently as an advisor and facilitator representing BTI. Sue also presents professional learning seminars on Cultural Relationships for Responsive Pedagogy and Te Tiriti based Partnership across the education sector.

Most of her teaching experience has been at Intermediate levels which has been the area of passion from the onset of her teaching career. Her most recent school role was Team Leader for Year 8 culminating into 18 years’ experience in middle school leadership and a total of over 20 years teaching experience. Her Master’s research and teaching experience supports her role as a tertiary professional development facilitator impacting learners and educators in the primary and early childhood sector, teacher aides, aspiring leaders, and principals.

Sue continues to work in research and has a set professional goal to publish works in educational journals. Current research writings include the outcomes of her research, and the significant contribution Kaupapa Māori/Indigenous methodologies can play in authentic research. Her contribution to the cultural profile of BTI is seen as she upholds tikanga and te reo Māori institutionally, and espouses mana ōrite, manaakitanga, tangata whenuatanga and kotahitanga as part of our team.

Sue’s vision is to see all people, including her mokopuna, engaged in tiriti partnership which flourishes our nation and enables our intern teachers and tamariki to thrive as citizens of Aotearoa. Her professional aspiration is to educate tangata whenua and tangata tiriti to live out the fulfilled, restorative relationship embedded in the wisdom and covenantal nature of Te Tiriti ō Waitangi.

Sue Baker
Sue Baker
Educator/Kaiako, Primary Teaching, Teacher Education
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MPP Education, Dip Teaching (Primary), BEd (Teaching) Primary
Ngāti Porou
Staff code #
07 562 2914
s.baker@bti.ac.nz
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