Maurie was first involved with e-learning as Principal of Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, when OtagoNet was formed in 2001 and later through the role of Lead Principal of OtagoNet. In 2008/9 Maurie was seconded as a Leadership and Management Advisor at the University of Otago College of Education working in the First Time Principals Programme before moving to Auckland as the Foundation Principal of Ormiston Senior College in 2010, New Zealand’s newest secondary school at the time.
In 2014 Maurie was appointed as the Head of Salmond College, one of the halls of residence affiliated to Otago University.
Raised in Christchurch, Turangi and Kaikohe, Bill Feasey graduated from Otago University with a BSc in Physiology and a BA in History and English. A two year spell with Volunteer Service Abroad followed, teaching in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Since setting up house in Twizel with wife Suzanne in 1989 Bill has become Principal of Twizel Area School and served two terms on the Executive of the New Zealand Area Schools Association. He was the Area Schools representative on the Secondary Principals Council of New Zealand and in that time also worked on the Ministry of Education’s EOTC reference group. Bill’s interest in NetNZ is to see it be at the forefront of providing high quality learning for students and schools anywhere and at any time.
Marina is the eDean for Rangiora New Life School and eTeacher for Level 1 Economics. She has been elected by her peers to represent NetNZ staff on the board. Marina brings to the board the perspective of both pastoral care for online students and the experiences of developing as an online teacher. She is passionate about online learning and the advantages it provides students in developing themselves as successful learners and has successfully developed NetNZ as an integral part of her school’s curriculum. She has also been involved in both the Knowledge Building and Deep Support projects.