Inclusive Learning Assistant
Hello everyone and Mabuhay! My name is Jewel Novera, I feel so grateful and excited joining the Te Ao Mārama team. I came here in New Zealand on 2014 as a student in Rotorua and eventually moved to Hamilton. I am originally from the Philippines and was also a Registered Nurse.
Prior to working at Te Ao Mārama, I have worked as a caregiver in a retirement village, community/specialist support staff for people with disabilities. And as of recent, worked as a learning support assistant in a specialist school, which is my first time working with younger ones in a learning environment. With that experience, I have found a passion with working within an education setting, and being part of their learning journey as they reach their full potential.
My family and I usually spend our free time walking and exploring outdoors, or simply taking a break in the park. My husband is a Registered Nurse working for the Waikato DHB, together we are raising our 2 beautiful children who also attend the exciting and vibrant learning spaces at Te Ao Mārama. This has led me to join the team as I have gained such respect for their team work. I look forward to meeting you!