Sarah Te One - Chair
Sarah has had over 25 years of experience in early childhood education as a teacher, researcher, lecturer, unionist, and as a parent. She has also worked in the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (as Principal Advisor, Education).
Sarah is now undertaking a variety of work for children in Aotearoa. She has been involved in several major research projects including Centres of Innovation, a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative and other Ministry of Education funded research projects. Her research interests focus on children’s perspectives and influence on social policy, parent and community partnerships in education and advocacy for children’s rights.
Sarah has been involved in running Child Rights Advocacy courses with the Maori Wardens.
Mereana Ruri - Deputy Chair
Mereana was elected as Deputy Chair of ACYA at the 2016 AGM.