Jenny Pyatt has taught at all levels in primary schools in a variety of classroom and management positions. Moving around the country with her family has meant teaching in schools from Culverden DHS in Canterbury, to schools in the Manawatu and on the East Coast of the North Island. Teaching in East and South Auckland invoked a strong interest in helping those for whom English is a second language.
For the past 16 years Jenny and husband Mike have been living on a 6 hectare life-style block in Hawke’s Bay with a couple of rowdy donkeys. While thoroughly enjoying the lifestyle they try to use appropriate farming practices and have a 1.6 hectare park-like garden that is open to the public. Jenny is currently teaching fulltime in a small rural school and writes poetry for pleasure.