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Iuliana Rodinciuc

Preschool manager

When children experience a safe, loving and knowledge-rich environment, they are empowered to grow into happy, confident and inquisitive individuals. My great passion is to advocate for children’s rights to free education and equal opportunities for all learners.

This passion led me into the field of early childhood education in 2004, and I haven’t looked back since. After graduating with a double Ba in English Literature and Language in the early 2000s, I completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2007 with the University of Auckland. Being a firm believer in the “education for life philosophy”, I followed my passion for research and academic development and in 2017, I started studying towards a Masters of Professional Studies in Education with the University of Auckland.

Over the years of working in the early education sector, I learnt that the first years of life are crucial in ensuring that children are modeled healthy perceptions of themselves that will empower them to grow and develop into happy, kind and resilient young individuals.

Building strong teams of teaching professionals sits at the core of my management practice with emphasis on mutual respect, inclusion and passion for excellence. That is why, I am truly honoured to be a part of the Joyce Fisher Preschool and The Hearing House.


Frances Wilson

Preschool teacher/relief manager

I have a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and I’m fully registered. My career at Joyce Fisher Preschool began in July 2017.

I have been teaching since 2004 and thoroughly enjoy each day.

At the core of my teaching philosophy are the values which spark my passion and are reflected in my practice – respect, love and guidance to make a lasting memory in the child’s life as I strive to be a flourishing teacher.

To maintain and uphold all of my core values, I would be nothing without a strong and supportive team behind me where we can bounce ideas of each other and make each day better than the last.


Shimal Kumar

Preschool teacher

I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Education from Auckland University of Technology and have been teaching ever since. I am a fully registered teacher and my journey at Joyce Fisher Preschool began in November 2018.

Over the years I have worked with the Reggio Emilia philosophy. I believe the environment is a third teacher and can benefit the growth of a child’s development, as the physical environment influences the emotional climate, learning and well-being of the child. My passion builds from observing children grow into confident competent people.

I want to help children to develop their potential and assist them in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I love finding new ways to integrate art and messy play as an expression that also helps capture our tamariki’s interest. I love making their learning relevant to their daily lives.

I enjoy getting to know all the parents, whanau and tamariki of Joyce Fisher Preschool and learning about their aspirations.