providing professional development and resources for educators and the community for over 20 years
Master of Education degree, author, publisher and literacy consultant
Joy is an author, publisher and literacy consultant. She runs professional development workshops for teachers throughout New Zealand and internationally. Joy has developed the Word Detective brand of resources – resources that explain how written English works. These resources include spelling and reading resources as well as interactive games. As well as writing and publishing her own resources, Joy was a contributing author to Effective Literacy Practice Years 1 to 4 and Effective Literacy Practice Years 5 to 8. She is a member of the Ministry of Education's National Literacy Reference Group which meets annually to discuss and advise on the direction of literacy instruction in New Zealand.