Summit Academy is dynamic and constantly growing, with a dedicated team whose specialist training in multi-sensory teaching place them at the forefront of education in New Zealand.

Rebecca Elias
Tanya Thorogood

Management team

Rebecca Elias
Academic director
Rebecca is a registered teacher with a Masters degree in education and specialist training in multi-sensory teaching. She believes in the potential of every child and is passionate about supporting students with dyslexia. Email Rebecca

Tanya Thorogood
Associate Principal
Tanya has taught twice-exceptional students since 2002. She has a degree in English and Psychology, and post-graduate diplomas in Secondary Teaching and Educational Psychology. Tanya believes passionately that relationships are at the core of students' success. Email Tanya 

Kayleigh Hall
Zoe Nunan

Meet the team

Kayleigh Hall
Kayleigh hails from the U.K., with a background in English Literature and a passion for reading. Her past experience is as a learning support mentor with primary school children aged 6-11, especially students with AD/HD, autism, and social and emotional needs. Kayleigh is supporting students with complex learning profiles. Email Kayleigh
Zoe Nunan
Teacher assistant
Zoe is teacher assistant for the Summit Academy. Email Zoe
Paula Duffy
Administrations officer 
Paula manages the Summit Academy office, please contact her with all queries including absences and new enrolments. Email Paula