Dianne is a passionate teacher who has taught in a wide range of New Zealand secondary schools maintaining close links with primary school colleagues and home school groups. She has a MA (Hons) in Latin and a M Ed (Hons) in Mathematics Education, both from the University of Auckland. Her PhD from Macquarie University investigated Christian curriculum models. Her research interests include Christian education and the education of marginalised groups. Dianne and her husband Norman live in New Lynn, West Auckland.