Organisation: Westlake Boys High School

Ritu is currently the Head of Food Technology at Westlake Boys High School. She is an author, a recipient of the Endeavour Teacher Fellowship award managed by Royal Society of New Zealand and has recently finished study at The MindLab following a Next Generation scholarship she received in 2015. Ritu teaches more than just food technology at an all-boys school and incorporates an integrated cross curricular approach to projects. She is passionate about changing perceptions in the field of technolgoy education through innovative contexts. She has a constant drive to experience new challenges, take up opportunities to grow and encourages her students to do the same. Ritu is a professional learning group facilitator at her school and her group focuses on independent learning and self-management in students. Ritu uses different platforms and apps to learn and teach her students in this ever-evolving digitally savvy world.