Tena koutou. My name is Pam Kupe, I have lived in Taranaki for the last 12 years after moving to New Zealand with my whānau from England. I am married to Darren who was born and raised in Waitara. I have 4 children, Stuart 28, Chloè 24, Kaya 14 and Taylor 12. I also have 4 grandchildren. We are a very close whānau and when I am not working we simply enjoy spending quality time together.
I have been working at Lollipops for 7 years now. In 2007, I started as a Student Teacher, then worked my way from being a teacher to a Programme Manager. I am really excited to be a Centre Manager for Lollipops Bell Block and look forward to working with you and your tamariki, as you begin your journey with us. I have a passion for ensuring all tamariki have equal rights to learn and grow, whilst delivering the best possible learning outcomes.
Kia Ora. My name is Sheree Hassall and I am the Team Leader in our Preschool Centre. I have a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) and have been at Lollipops for the last 11 years. I returned to this position two years ago after time in an education and mentoring role within Lollipops Bell Block.
I am married to Alistair and we have two wonderful children, Luke and Jade, and a cat, Ritchie. In my spare time I enjoy tap dancing, playing social (very social) touch rugby and my newfound sport, basketball. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I work with a great team of teachers and enjoy coming to work every day to share in your child’s learning journey
My name is Sarah Adamson and I have been married to my husband Niall for 7 years.
Taranaki has been our home for the past 2 and a half years after moving back from Scotland. I have a Diploma of Teacher ECE and have worked in early childhood for 15 years both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom.
I look forward to continuing my journey as a teacher with a great team of teachers in the Junior Centre.
Infant and Toddler Centre
My name is Misty Murray, I have 4 children and have been married to my husband Marshall for 14 years. I have been a qualified early childhood teacher for 11 years, but have been in the industry for 19 years.
I have been home in Taranaki for the past 6 years all of which I have spent working at Lollipops in the infant and toddler centre.
I look forward to continuing my journey as a teacher here at Lollipops with all the staff, whānau and of course tamariki. Nga Mihi kia Kotou katoa.