Rebecca Dow is an education lecturer at Laidlaw College. Her experience in the education sector has been diverse. She has been a teacher, deputy Principal, consultant, and a research and policy advisor for the Spokesperson for Education. Rebecca has also had significant governance experience in both the education and not-for-profit sectors.
She has qualifications in Social and Community Development, History, and English. Her master’s research focused on pastoral care systems in New Zealand secondary schools, and the need to build and establish effective school-wide practices to cope with the complexities involved in caring for young people with high needs. Rebecca also serves on Venn’s board as Deputy Chair.
Rebecca loves to cook, sew and be hospitable to others. She is an active relaxer, so loves getting out into nature and enjoying its beauty, while ocean swimming, biking, and running.