Curriculum Vitae: Janita (Jenni) Boulton
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, Diploma in the Education of the Hearing Impaired, Diploma
in the Education of Students with Visual Impairment, Trained Teachers Certificate.
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April 2012 – Resource Teacher of the Deaf, KDEC. Responsibilities: Working alongside
mainstream teachers to develop and deliver adapted curriculum to students with hearing
Quotation from Shirley Kay Waitakere Syndicate Team Leader: “Jenni motivates her students to
do their best. Her teaching goals are based on what the students already know and carefully
selected to scaffold further learning.
Jenni communicates knowledgeably, empathetically and in a professional manner with
students, parents, teachers and para-professionals. She establishes valued relationships with
school personnel, colleagues and parents. They readily communicate their regard and
appreciation of Jenni’s support.”
February 2012 -March 2012 Day to day reliever at BLENNZ KDEC, Oasis and west Auckland
January 2002 – February 2012 Scale A, Teacher, Arohanui Special School. Responsibilities:
Implementing individual education programmes working within a multi-disciplinary team.
Quotation from reference Suzanne Cook-Mitchell, senior teacher:
Jenni demonstrates dedication and imagination in her work with special needs students. She is
competent in planning and delivery of an adapted curriculum appropriate to her students’
developmental levels…She provides a warm positive classroom atmosphere… (and) has good
February 2008 – May 2009 Tutor, Kip McGrath, Henderson (Saturday mornings).
Responsibilities: Tutoring numeracy and literacy skills for Y2-Y9 students.
1996 – 2001 Scale A, Teacher, Waitakere Primary School, Y0-3. Responsibilities: Staffroom
requisition 1997 – 2000. Purchase, storage and maintenance of Social Studies resources 1999-
2001. Member of the art curriculum team 2000- 2001.
Quotation from farewell letter Heather Atkinson, Principal:
Thank you for all your hard work this year. The year has proved a challenging one for you with
some challenging children. You have met the challenge and created a learning environment in
which the children enjoy the learning experiences and relate positively to one another. Your
caring, compassionate role model has been powerful example to your children with very
noticeable changes in the behaviour of the more active boys. Thanks also for taking over the
leadership of the social studies which you worked on very quietly and efficiently behind the
Quotation from farewell letter Liz Bowen, colleague:
… thank you for making this year so enjoyable and successful as we have worked alongside one
another. Firstly, for the leadership role you have taken in planning our music programmes and
then taking the lead role in implementing them…Nothing is ever too much trouble.
1995 Scale A, Senior Teacher, Oaklynn Special School Responsibilities: Providing support and
supervision for staff working in two classes (satellite and base school) for students with severe
and multiple disabilities. Ensuring the parents and caregivers were regularly informed of their
children’s progress. Overseeing the IEP process and the development and implementation of
class programmes. Facilitating team meetings to promote collaborative decision making and
sharing of information. Ensuring the organisation of timetables, schedules, environments and
class management systems. Co-ordinating and liaising with visiting professionals and
volunteers. Supporting staff in achieving individual professional goals
1994 Course Member, Education of Students with Visual Impairment. Auckland college of
1993 G1 Senior Teacher, Model Services, Homai College Responsibilities Designing, maintaining
and monitoring student records. Facilitating regular team meetings. Familiarising senior
management with programmes for the students.
1990 – 1993 Interpreter for the Deaf St Saviours Church, Blockhouse Bay (Community work).
Quotation form reference, Mary Welham, St. Saviours:
“…it has been a delight to see her working at a very difficult job. She is very interested in working
with and helping the deaf who seem to relate to her very well. Jenni is a communicator who
cares. I have found her reliable, likeable and with stickability…”
1990 – 1992 Scale A, Teacher, Physical Disabled Unit Henderson South Primary School
Responsibilities: Implementing and monitoring individual education programmes for each child
in the reception (Y0-3) class. Ensuring the support staff’s time is used effectively to support
children’s individual education goals.
Quotation from farewell letter, Dawn Burling, principal:
“You have maintained a very professional commitment to your duties in the unit”
1989-1990 Teacher, Deaf/Blind Unit Homai College for the Blind Responsibilities: In charge of
the unit art programmes. Developing and implementing art integration programmes at Homai
Quotation from reference, Bruce Gibbs, Principal:You have made a wonderful contribution to
the College in a comparatively short time…”
1989 Sign Language Teacher Aorere College, Mangere (one night a week for one term)
1988 Course member, Education of the Hearing Impaired Auckland College of Education
1987 Acting Senior Teacher, Special Care Class Oaklynn Special School, New Lynn
Responsibilities: Bus control, Art supplies. Volunteer helper programme. Junior syndicate at the
1986 Teacher, Special Care Class Oaklynn Special School New Lynn Responsibilities: Bus
control Art supplies. Volunteer helper programme.
1985 Teacher, Special Care Class Oaklynn Special School Responsibilities: Bus control. Art
Sept 84 – Jan 85 In-charge supervisor Ramsay House IHC Western Branch (part time position)
Responsibilities: Supervision of staff. Supervision of community service workers. Care and
support of young children with intellectual or multiple disabilities in respite care.
1982-1984 Distributor of Lifestream International Ltd. Responsibilities: Ensuring quality
control of the product. Organising distribution of product throughout the North Island.
Bookkeeping. Preparing accounts for taxation.
1980 – 1981 Teacher, Standard One Class Kingsford Primary School, Mangere East
1979 Teacher, Standard Two Class Devonport Primary School, Devonport
1976-1978 Student Teacher Auckland Teacher’s College majoring in Social Studies and Music
1975 Law Clerk Hunt, Hunt and Chamberlain (Barristers and Solicitors), Auckland.
Quotation from reference, Kerry Goldstone, Solicitor:
“… she would be eminently suitable for any occupation in which she decided to become
engaged. She is …. Of pleasant disposition, eager to help, learn and get ahead, and possesses a
quick and receptive mind. If she is accepted for teaching we shall be very sad to lose her.”
AUT: currently working towards Masters of Arts in Applied Language Studies, 2014 -
Auckland University: New Start Programme, Top Student Award, 2013.
Te Wananga o Aotearoa: Maori (Te Waharoa) Level 2, Certificate in Mauri Ora, 2012
University of Canterbury: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (upgrade) 2011, Studies in
Teaching and Learning Theory, 2011, Investigating Issues in Curriculum, 2007
Palmerston North College of Education: School Administration in N.Z 1993
Massey University: Medieval Europe, 2000. Language and Communication, 1992
Auckland College of Education: IT and Learning, 1999. Advanced Diploma in Teaching, 1994.
Diploma in Education of Students with Visual Impairment, 1994. Diploma in the Education of
the Hearing Impaired 1988. Preliminary Art Teaching, 1986. Preliminary Art Experience,
1986.Effective Teaching of People with Special Needs, 1986
Auckland University: Education and Society, 1988. Developmental Psychology, 1987
Massey University: Medieval Europe, 2000. Language and Communication, 1992
Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind: Braille Proficiency Certificate, 1994. Orientation and
Mobility Certificate, 1994
Department of Education: Trained Teacher’s Certificate, 1980
Royal Schools of Music: Theory of Music Grade III and IV, 1976. Theory of Music Grade II, 1975.
Theory of Music Grade I, 1974
Edgewater College: Accredited University Entrance: English, Mathematics, Geography,
Chemistry, History, 1974. School Certificate: English, Mathematics, Geography, Science, Latin,
1973, Latin Certificate, 1971
Recent Courses, Conferences and Seminars:
NZSL for Educators, KDEC, in school classes 2x term, 2014
How Deaf Children learn, Renwick video conference at KDEC, evening lectures 11th and 12th July,
CI technology and assessment, Hearing House Greenlane, half day 7th June, 2-13
NZSL: Level 3, KDEC, after school classes, Term 1 – 2, 2013
Current Level of Functioning: Training the Trainers, Anton Centre KDEC, Cheryl Dickenson
12th April, 2013
Administering the PPVT/EVT2 assessments, Anton Centre KDEC, Pearson representative, 3rd
Goal setting and implementation, (half day), Anton Centre KDEC, Cheryl Dickenson 26 October
KDEC Annual Conference: Embracing Change, (1 day), Ellerslie Event Centre 21 September 2012
Ling Thing: Speech Articulation, (half day), Anton Centre KDEC, Jayne Simpson 17 August 2012
Auditory Verbal Training, (half day), Valley Road School, Cheryl Dickenson 2 August 2012
Auditory Verbal Training, (half day), Anton Centre KDEC, Cheryl Dickenson 20 July 2012
Auditory Verbal Training, (half day), Anton Centre KDEC, Cheryl Dickenson 22 June, 2012
Audiometry, Anton Centre KDEC, (half day), Jim Casey 19 June 2012
Koru Project Conference: Sharing Practice and Building Capacity; Developing Schools for the
Future, (2 days), West Auckland Cluster 2008
Literacy Training: Learning Intentions, Success Criteria and Feedback, (after school), 2005
Literacy Leadership in New Zealand Schools – “Using the New Literacy Handbook”, (1 day),
West Auckland Education Centre 2003
Literacy across curriculum, (1 day), Gaye Byers 2001
The Essentials of a Writing Programme, (1 day), Gaye Byers 2001
Developing a Maths Programme for New Entrants, Kohia Teachers Centre, University of
Auckland (1 day) 2011
Number Strategy Workshop, (evening), Kip McGrath Henderson 2008
Mathematics and Statistics, (after school workshop), Arohanui Special School 2006
Count Me In Too Workshop, (1 day), Hillsborough Primary 2001
Count Me In Too Workshops, (2 Saturday mornings), Henderson Valley 2001
Ipad training and Google docs tutorial, KDEC: Deirdre Ward, 20th June 2014
Introduction to Google docs, KDEC: Phil Thompson 21st February 2014
Word, (1 day), Waitakere College 2001
Powerpoint, (afternoon workshop), Green Bay High School 2001
Art Workshop: 10 Emerging Contemporary NZ Artists and how they can be used with children,
Auckland Primary Art Association, The Visual Arts Dept., University of Auckland (1 day), 2011
Arts Professional Development Programme (after school workshops), Team Solutions, 2004
Quality Art Programmes: Nurturing Creativity in Art's (after school workshops), Stephanie
21st Century Assessment that measures 21st Century Skills, (Afternoon seminar), Wendy Dorset
Assessment workshop, (teacher only day), Yvonne Duncan 2000
Workplace Comprehensive First Aid Refresher First Aid, A1 First Aid, January 2013
Collaboration for Success and IEP Moderation and Task (feedback), KDEC: Shirley Kay, 27th June
Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Idea Services, (2 days) 2012
Communicating with Learners who Experience Profound Intellectual and Associated
Disabilities Using Intensive Interaction, Mark Barber PhD (1 day) 2009
Perceptual Motor Programme Inservice Course, Gill Connell (1 day) 2009
The Picture Exchange Communication System Basic Training, Pyramid Educational Consultants
(2 days) 2008
Why does Johnny do that? Strategies to overcome behaviour issues in the classroom (after
school workshops) 2005 – April 2006
Perceptual Motor Programming: Moving to Learn – making the connection between physical
activity and brain development (1 day), Gill Connell 2005
Reinforcement, or how to get people to do the things you want them to! Angela Arnold Saritepe,
Ph.D., BCBA (after school workshop) 2005
Working with Difficult Students, Frances E. Steinberg, Ph. D. (1 day) 2001
NZ Sign Language, Taina Whatarau, (night classes at Waitakere College, Term 2) 2001
Health and Safety
Health and Safety Representatives Course Stage Three, NZ Council of Trade Unions (2 day
Health and Safety Representatives Course Stage Two, NZ Council of Trade Unions (2 day
Health and Safety Representatives Course Stage One, NZ Council of Trade Unions (2 day course),
Language and Culture
2014 Language, Culture and Communication,AUT(one paper)
2014 Te Reo, KDEC, Carl Ross (one lesson per week) Term One and Two
2014 Presenter at Mainstream Teachers of the Deaf Course, 1 day at KDEC.
2013 Top Student, Auckland University New Start General programme.
2010 Coedited School’s yearbook.
2008 Member of the Circus Committee (an end of the year whole school production held at the
Waitakere Trust Stadium).
2004 Management unit for literacy Leadership: supported colleagues, collected assessment data
and presented an Introduction to Literacy Workshop for Students in Special Schools.
2001 Developed an efficient retrieval system of social studies resources for Waitakere Primary