Ally Gibbs – Principal, Mulberry Grove School

Ally is an experienced educator of over 30 years in schools. She has taught across all levels of primary and have been specialist Director of Gifted and Talented in a large Auckland School. She then specialised in Digital Communication and Technologies, first as a cluster lead and then director of ICT in a full Primary School. Currently Ally is the principal of 12 years at Mulberry Grove School, a small isolated school on Great Barrier Island. Students have been involved with online learning with VLN Primary since 2012. Ally has facilitated and taught online connecting with a small group of rural schools for 2 years. Ally believes, “The ability for our students to connect with others, to share learning and experience the world with few boundaries is significant. Kōtui Ako embodies our school vision by “Opening a World of Possibilities.”