Our People

Pam Kupe
Centre Manager

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.

Sheree Hassall
Preschool Centre

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

Sarah Adamson
Junior Centre

Kia Ora

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.

Misty Murray
Infant and Toddler Centre

Kia Ora

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.

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