Angela Ryan, Director Connectionz + (Masters, Education Leadership) was the Director of the Mana Education Centre from 1992 - 2013. Prior to this position she taught for 20 years in primary schools, teaching at all levels and working in Leadership positions. Angela worked for 14 years as an Adviser with School Support Services, Wellington College of Education and then Victoria University, working in the areas of Leadership, Management and PRT support. She also tutored in the Massey Teacher Aide programme. Angela feels it is important for teachers to get opportunities to hear from experts and to mix with teachers from other schools / centres.
2014 provided new opportunities and Angela successfully coordinated the Cancer Society Relay for Life in Porirua as well as working as a Trainer for those working on the General Government Elections. Alongside these contracts she was building a new business and doing some relief teaching.
Her new business Connectionz+ is about giving leaders, teachers and support staff professional learning opportunities and connecting community and education.