Greg has been teaching since 1989 and was a primary school principal from 1994-2011. He has taught at all levels of primary school, from Y4-8, usually in multi-level classes.
Greg's full-time classroom teaching has been at Redwood School in Christchurch, and Abbotsford School in Dunedin. As a principal, he has worked at Taieri Beach School, Pine Hill School and Outram School. These schools vary from rural to urban, small to large, and span the deciles, so he has had experience across a wide variety of educational settings.
Until the end of 2011 Greg had been at school since he was 5 (school, teachers college, and then school again), except for a year with CORE Education as an ICT PD National Facilitator. He is passionate about learning—his own, and that of all the people in the school or organisation. Greg's job as a school leader was to make sure it happened for everyone.
Greg has participated in the ICT PD programme as a principal of a cluster school, Project Director (of a different cluster), and National Facilitator. He has been part of ICT PD in some capacity for the past 10 years.
From 2001–2005 Greg was Director of the Dunedin HPP Project, which was a pre-literacy intervention and teacher development programme that operated across 36 Otago schools, funded by MoE and the Community Trust of Otago.
In 2010 Greg supported the Experience Principals Development Pilot run in Otago-Southland by CORE Education.
Since 2012, Greg has been working as a consultant and this has included roles with classes and groups of children in schools, teachers, and other staff. He has also run workshops for other education professionals, and worked as a researcher at Natural History New Zealand alongside their iOS development team.
Greg has presented numerous workshops as part of ICT PD clusters for teachers, boards of trustees, children and other education professionals.
He has also presented a number of ULearn and Learning@School workshops with a particular focus on Web2.0 tools, and utilising them professionally as well as in the classroom.
"I was born and raised in Christchurch, and have been living in Dunedin since 1990. I am married to a wonderful lady called Jane, who is a speech language therapist and is working hard towards her PhD. We have two teenage children.
I have been in ICT PD in different roles for the last 10 years, and an active blogger since 1996. I live in a household with way more devices that connect to the internet than people."