Maria Stockman – Board member, Tauranga
Maria was appointed to the board in 2015. Maria is an audiologist by profession but left clinical work to focus on business and leadership. She is the NZ Business Development Manager for HearingLife and is involved in a technology start-up company. Maria is on boards of the Tauranga Regional Kindergarten Association and the Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service and is about to start an internship on the board of Bay Trust.
I’m inspired by how the founding philosophy of kindergarten has been weaved into a relevant modern practice which is centred on the whole child and encourages children to be children, transforming their natural curiosity for life into rich learning experiences and providing them with a safe place from which to explore, challenge and think for themselves.