Staff

Louise Gaastra
Manager/Te Kaiwhakahaere
Louise has been with Literacy Waikato for 13 years, initially as a tutor and then as coordinator/manager. With a teaching background she has found that she really enjoys working with adults and supporting them in their learning goals.
Michelle Mackie
Receptionist/Te Kaiwhakatau Manuhiri
Literacy Waikato’s reputation for being a friendly and welcoming place can largely be put down to the skills and attitude of Michelle. Her bubbly personality assisted her in primary school teaching and past roles. Michelle also facilitates our beginning computing class.
Robyn Nicholson
Admin Support/Te Kaiawhina
Robyn joins the team as the administration support person. She has a background in adult teaching and PA experience and her interests include cooking and music. Robyn is passionate about adult learning and enjoys working in the nurturing environment offered each day at Literacy Waikato.