Adrienne is passionate about the benefits of taking a psychological approach to enhancing student engagement and teacher/student wellbeing. An experienced teacher (with over 15 years working with adolescents and their families both here and internationally), she has a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and is the developer of MenFit, a classroom programme for 14 year old boys, demonstrated to improve wellbeing. She works as a facilitator and trainer with the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience. She is currently completing a Masters research thesis on wellbeing in education. A curriculum leader in two schools and, with the last 7 years spent in pastoral care focusing on behaviour management, student wellbeing and supporting staff, her deep knowledge of school context and the NZ curriculum, as well as wellbeing and resilience, are key assets she shares with schools. Her zest for her subjects and students is palpable, and her empathy and relational skills fundamental to the work she does to support wellbeing teams in schools.