Julie Watkins

Council Member

Julie Watkins
Council member

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. 
Ko Kāpukataumahaka tōku maunga. 
Ko Owheo tōku awa. 
Ko Brian rāua ko Anne ōku mātua. 
Ko Dominic rāua ko Harper āku tamariki. 
Ko Otago University Childcare Association tāku mahi. 
Otepoti ahau. 
Ko Julie Watkins tōku ingoa. 

I am currently the Head Teacher in Te Maioha – the infant and toddler centre at Otago University Childcare Association. I have direct responsibility for the employment of 14 teachers. 
I graduated in 2001 and specialised in working with infants and toddlers, which is an area I am extremely passionate about. I believe strongly in a community-based approach to teaching and have developed a passion for and strength in curriculum implementation and assessment. 
During my time as a Head Teacher, I have worked for the University of Otago College of Education presenting professional development throughout the South Island, working as a visiting lecturer, and I have also taught the 'People under Three' paper with second year students.