Porsha London is an experienced researcher and brings with her an invaluable expertise in education. She possesses communication, problem solving, analysis and research and evaluation skills that are utilised across TToR’s individual projects. Porsha provides continuous evaluation of projects’ progress and helps them achieve their specific goals.
Of Ngati Pakeha descent, Porsha has a background in primary mainstream and alternative teaching (PGDip Teaching, PGRudolfSteiner Teaching) and Special Education research and evaluation (MEd). Currently Porsha is a doctoral candidate at the University of Canterbury studying the impact of an indigenous whole school behaviour program.
Working across Te Tapuae’s projects as a research and evaluator strengthens my vision of emancipation and desire to increase culturally responsive practice in all sectors which reflects and fits local context, iwi education plans and the aspirations of mana whenua (local Māori). I believe that working with whānau, institutions and iwi together we can build positive cultural settings that celebrate, affirms and advocates for the attainment of aspirational outcomes for all Māori and their whānau.
Outside of work hours Porsha enjoys running, yoga, travel and getting stuck into the garden.