Deidre is deputy principal at Oamaru Intermediate School in New Zealand. As well as having taught at all levels in schools, she has worked extensively with teachers, delivering professional development in a range of curriculum areas. In 2009 she was a Ministry of Education E-Fellow and Microsoft New Zealand’s Most Innovative Teacher. Deidre's books have come about as a result of her work in leading a Technology team and identifying a resource gap. They are intended to support teaching and learning programmes, as well as supporting and expanding teacher knowledge in technology.