Davis Facilitator is New Principal in New Zealand School

Principal looks forward to 2021 role

from Otago Daily Times

Published on 12/17/2020
Featuring the work of Jane Severinsen

A new principal with a passion for rural teaching has been appointed at Waitaki Valley School, in Kurow.

Jane Severinsen has worked in education for 25 years, nearly 20 of which were spent as head teacher.

She is a registered Davis dyslexia facilitator and a Davis learning strategies school mentor and trainer, and for the last year and a-half she worked privately with dyslexic thinking clients, or “picture thinkers”, as she described them.

She stressed her passion was in rural education and explained rural parents were usually more invested in their youngsters’ education, due to smaller school sizes and the opportunities that provided.

Ms Severinsen will start as principal at the beginning of the school year in 2021, along with a few new staff.