As Youth Sport Advisor, Marisa is responsible for auditing sport provision in intermediate and secondary schools across the region which informs strategy at a regional level. She facilitates leadership and advice regarding principles of youth sport development and shapes initiatives that support schools, as part of The Auckland Approach to Schools.

Marisa joins Aktive from Future Learning Solutions where she was an accredited Primary School Facilitator with the Play.sport initiative, aimed at improving the quality of all physical activity experiences for youth.

Prior to this, Marisa has 12 years’ experience as a classroom teacher across all primary and intermediate levels with lead roles in syndicates and the Health and Physical Education Curriculum area.

Marisa brings valuable knowledge of the education and schooling system, holds a BEd, DipRE (Tchng) and has recently completed a Post Grad in Education. She currently sits on her local Toy Library committee.