Louise Dempsey
LITERACY
Louise is an experienced teacher, consultant, trainer and writer in the area of primary education.

Louise has 15 years experience as a trainer and has presented to a wide range of audiences, from whole school teams, to Principal groups and school management teams. She has developed specialised knowledge in the areas of literacy and effective teaching and learning.

In recent years Louise has completed a range of writing projects for New Zealand and English publishers, as well as the Department of Education in the UK. She co-wrote a phonics intervention programme for low attaining Year 7 students for the secondary national strategy – this programme is used by most secondary schools in England.

Since returning to New Zealand 5 years ago, Louise has built a reputation as an effective trainer and consultant. She co-ordinates a professional learning project across three schools in Mt Roskill and delivers a wide range of literacy courses at Kohia Teachers’ Centre, including the Beginning Teacher literacy training programme. In addition, Louise provides professional learning support to a range of primary schools in the wider Auckland area and trains schools across New Zealand in the implementation of the ‘Smart Words Word Study Programme’.

Louise lives in Mount Albert, Auckland with her young family.


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