Melissa Lane

New to the Puketapu team in 2024, Mel has over 16 years of experience in primary and early childhood education, consistently building strong relationships with students and their families.

Mel is committed to data-driven decision-making and the improvement of teaching and learning outcomes and is dedicated to fostering excellence within the teaching profession. 

She has specialised knowledge in Structured Literacy and Digital Fluency and strength to support complex learning needs, actively promote student inquiry, community connections, and cultural responsiveness in learning. 

Mel loves travelling around NZ and having adventures with her husband and two teenage children.