Frances is the Year 8 team leader and has been teaching Year 8 classes at Oamaru Intermediate since mid way through 2009.
She is originally from Whakatane, in the North Island, and has been teaching since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Arts with honours and a Diploma of Teaching.
Frances has taught all year levels, from new entrants up, but particularly enjoys teaching year 8 students and preparing them for the important transition to high school. Frances has particular strengths in literacy, and for the last 3 years has been the literacy leader at OIS. She also enjoys integrating e-learning as much as possible into her class programmes and is a great advocate for the benefits of blogging for students.
Frances is married and has three children. Supporting both her children and husband's sporting and cultural interests keeps her very busy outside of school.