Kia ora whānau, my name is Israel (Izy) Tahere. I am stoked to return to the Bay of Plenty where the opportunities and waves are plentiful. I have 8 years of teaching experience gained in Northland teaching a wide range of ages and abilities from pre-school, primary through to secondary levels. I enjoy engaging the curious minds of our young people and creating learning opportunities. I am blessed to be apart of the Bloom team, where quality and experience of the staff are of the highest calibre. Including our special owners, Daryl and Heidi, who won me over with their genuine heart for the next generation of learners and their "No expense has been spared" attitude which is evident in Bloom's custom-made quality design. Being one of 7 siblings and uncle to 8 nephews and nieces, my family is my biggest inspiration and strength. I love being active and involved in community sports where most days you can find me running up Mt. Maunganui, surfing Tay Street, playing rugby on the weekends, and beach walks with my mate 'Pablo' the French bulldog.