Karen Sadlier inducted into Wall of Fame

Karen Sadlier (centre) receives her Success Award from Marama Fox MP (right), supported by Karen’s husband, Walton.

Karen Sadlier was inducted into the Computers in Home “Wall of Fame” at a dinner in Gisborne last night, held as part of TaiTech’s TeachXpo Conference.  She was presented with the Success Award by Maori Party co-Leader, Marama Fox.

Karen is the inaugural inductee in the Computers in Homes “Wall of Fame”, an initiative set up by the 2020 Trust to acknowledge successful past graduates of the programme. She received her award for modelling learning to her family and promoting a learning culture at home.

Karen was one of the first Computers in Homes graduates in Gisborne in 2005.  At the time, she was a parent and homework supervisor at Awapuni School.  Her colleagues at Awapuni School encouraged her to become a teacher and after 4 years studying part time while bringing up five children, she graduated from the University of Canterbury College of Education in 2009.  In 2010 she was appointed to a teaching position at Sonrise Christian School in Gisborne and she is still teaching there today.

The 2020 Trust celebrates Karen’s learning journey and that of her family and congratulate her as the inaugural recipient of this Award.    We also recognise the people who have encouraged and supported her as well as the many other Computers in Homes families who have participated in the programme during the last 15 years.