Ali is an experienced teacher who has worked in several different schools in New Zealand and overseas, primarily teaching Year 1 and 2 students. She has recently spent 13 years teaching in international schools in Indonesia and Singapore.
Ali is a trained Reading Recovery teacher who is extremely passionate about ensuring children are reading and writing at appropriate levels for their individual ability. Her teaching programme provides meaningful challenges for students as they grow to become independent learners. Ali believes in the importance of celebrating cultural diversity and strives to help her students develop a positive self-image.
She holds a Diploma in Teaching from the University of Waikato and a Teachers College Diploma from Hamilton Teachers College.