Jo is a primary educator with 23 years national and international experience, including senior management roles from Special Needs Co-ordinator to Deputy Principal.She is currently the Specialist Arts Teacher at Bethlehem School. Jo is passionate about the arts and the significance they have to play in the future success of our city.A musician, dancer, choir trainer, musical director and admirer of artworks, she has always been an advocate for the arts and has fostered her love of the arts through travel, singing, reading and attending shows, exhibitions and events.
Jo has been on the Bethlehem School Board of Trustees since 2013, is a selected member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Heart of the City project and is a member of Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club. She has travelled extensively and has lived in both the UK and USA. however Tauranga, where she was born and has spent most of her life, has been home for the last 19 years. Jo is married with two wonderful children.