TEK is Mark Davies, Richard van Dijk and Kelvin Maine.
Richard van Dijk
I am a Social Studies/History teacher with kind of a background in Geography and Environmental Planning but don’t tell and have been an ICT facilitator for two schools with the MOE ICT cluster scheme I am married toNatalie, a Primary School Teacher and have two Daughters, Rylee who is nearly 4 years old and Paige who is six weeks. Some of my interests are Multisport and ICT. I am a dedicated and resourceful education professional. I have a strong commitment to staff and student development and a clear vision for Education in the 21st century.
I am primarily a Hard Materials Technology teacher who also moonlights as a Graphics, ICT , sometimes Food Technology teacher and Assistant HOD. Before teaching I had a real job instructing outdoor pursuits in Britain, Spain and Italy until I married Catherine and decided to settle down. It was Catherine’s father who sparked my interest in ICT by giving me a 486 DX 100 PC back in 1998 when I started my degree and I have been pulling them apart ever since. I have degree in Design and Technology Education from Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and have made it my mission to rid NZ schools of old fashioned woodwork and metalwork one school at a time.
Teacher ..sentence 22 years!!….primary school, high school science, mathematics, physics, ICT and now Computing. System Administrator with a belief in more $$$ does not necessarily make it better has ‘fallen’ into this role as has implemented new computer system in every school I have worked …which goes back to TRS80’s and Commodore 64’s!!. Had personal computer business for 12 years as like DIY computer solutions. Married to Sonia with twin six year old sons. Interests in fishing, diving and travel.