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Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Educational Consultant

Mary McDonald


• Teacher Certification, Auckland College of Education, New Zealand.

• Twenty-six years experience in education as a teacher and Deputy Principal.

• Trained Reading Recovery teacher.

• Twenty-two years experience as a literacy consultant in New Zealand and overseas.

• Extensive consulting in the training of elementary teachers in literacy and classroom management with schools and school

systems in New Zealand, the United States, Asia, South America and Africa.

• Co-authored three educational management books for teachers of 

Grades K-6 entitled:

New Zealand Classrooms in Action

Independent activities in oral language, written language and reading.

Classroom Management and Organisation in a Balanced Literacy

Programme – Grades K-2

Classroom Management and Organisastion in a Balanced Literacy

Programme - Grades 3-5.

• Co- produced three educational DVD’s entitled:

New Zealand Classrooms in Action – The First Three Years

Guided Reading at Emergent, Early and fluent

Parents and Children Reading Together – Sharing the Reading Task.