Kia Ora! I’m Katie Ford, and this year I am excited to be working in Team Kea with my wonderful colleague Holly Gilmer, teaching year one and two. Originally a South Taranaki girl, I studied in Waikato and ventured further to Auckland where I taught for three years at a gorgeous school on the North Shore. Alas, home was calling so I decided to make the move back to the Naki. I am passionate about fostering our Tamariki’s love of learning, and feel blessed that we can do this through play based learning and making the most of the beautiful outdoor environment Tikorangi has to offer. When I am not at school you will find me in water or at the beach, diving, skiing or swimming. Come and say hello if you see me around the school, I am excited to meet our community!