Jo grew up in Matamata. After living away for a while, she returned with her husband in 2015 to buy their first house. They were dairy farmers before she began her journey in early childhood education in 2013.

“I base my interactions with our tamariki on mutual respect and trust, I believe children are innate learners if given the time and space to do so. When not at work we love spending time with our two children, Zoe and Jax. We spend a lot of time outdoors horse riding, fishing and camping.”

Jen Sievers