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Karen Tui Boyes is a champion for Life Long Learning across nations, industries and organisations.  She completed her teacher training and started teaching, full of passion and enthusiasm for the students in her class. Within months, she witnessed how the school environment eroded the children’s desire to learn, extinguished the “spark behind their eyes” and sapped their energy for discovery.

Now, as founder, head facilitator and CEO of Spectrum Education Limited, Karen leads a small (and dynamic!) team which is determined to unleash everyone’s peak performance, with a focus on ensuring teachers, students and parents have a passion for learning, understand the learning process and know how to maximise it.

Find out more about Karen here

Denny MacArthur
Denny MacArthur


Denny is the Co-Director at Spectrum. He has a part-time role as back of the room support at conferences and workshops ensuring the team have everything they need to be the best they can be!

He works in schools with the civil defence teams to ensure all processes and practices and in place just in case the 'big one' happens and runs 'scenario' days with teachers and students.

Denny is also a first aid trainer for St John and one of NZ's top lifeguard trainers.

Jessica Youmans
Jessica Youmans

Teachers Matter Magazine Editor

Jessica is an educator working in Indianapolis, Indiana. A married mother of four, she is passionate about supporting teachers and providing quality education to all students. Jessica dreams of retiring at the beach and eating Mexican food for most every meal. Helping to produce a magazine that engages, encourages and improves educators around the world is a joy and honour.