Villa Education Trust Staff
Alwyn Poole, B.B.S., M.Ed.(Hons), Dip.Tchg., PG Dip Sport Mgt - Academic Adviser
Alwyn is a highly educated and motivated teacher with a desire to help all children reach their full potential in all areas; academically, socially, physically and emotionally. He has taught at Tauranga Boys College, Hamilton Boys High School and St Cuthbert's College. Throughout his teaching career and in his own study, he has sought the best ways to teach and learn. These methods have been incorporated into the day-to-day structure of Mt Hobson Middle School.
Karen Poole B.B.S. (Marketing) - CEO
With over 25 years administrative and business experience in the education sector, Karen is the CEO for the Villa Education Trust. She implements strategy, provides development and compliance, and has worked within a number of education establishments around New Zealand. Karen is passionate about providing opportunities for all children.
Merryl Madsen- Assistant to CEO
Merryl provides administrative support to Karen Poole (CEO) across all Villa Education Trust School's. Having worked for over eight years at Mt Hobson Middle School, Merryl brings knowledge, understanding and experience to the role and is excited to be part of new developments within the Villa Education Trust.
Esther Hall - Marketing and Development
With a background in journalism and public relations, Esther's role is to support the Trust in its growth areas. Esther has worked in private and public sector organisations, both in the UK and in New Zealand, managing HR, training and development, commercial bidding, media liaison and communications.