I have worked with Dr Murray Gadd now for over ten years in three different school settings in his role as a literacy consultant/expert and mine as a school leader.
These settings have included students from 5 years of age through to 15 years of age. Murray is someone who is always respected and well received by staff, students and whanau because of the depth of his knowledge and his willingness to demonstrate effective practice for students and teachers. He doesn’t just talk it; he does it!
This is powerful learning that leads to rich and sustainable improvements in literacy teaching and learning outcomes. Murray is able to empower staff at any stage of their development as educators and he does this with a warm and positive but demanding manner.
He is affirming and challenging and always fun to work with.