Riverdale School

Debra Peck


Debra Peck has been an innovative teacher, manager and principal in her journey through education. She has been the leader of Riverdale School for 14 years and for three years has been part of the New Zealand Principals Federation, which is elected by her peers. An active member of the Manawatu Principals Association, Debra’s passion is in the area of people where she leads her staff to become effective teachers and leaders.

Debra has led the charge with modern learning and has developed Riverdale School into a Innovative Learning Environment where you will find teachers and students with 21st Century skills and attitudes. Everyday, in every way, Debra is helping each child to reach their potential - this is what makes Riverdale School such a great place to be.


The Management Team at Riverdale School consists of Debra Peck our principal and the two Deputy Principals; Jared Bron oversees the Year 4-6 area and Kelly Mercer oversees the Year 1-3. Each of the team has shared leadership and responsibilities in most areas of the school.


The leadership team at Riverdale School is a combination of our Management Team and Team Leaders throughout the school. It is part of our vision to help create an environment in which every staff member has the ability to grow as a leader and lead in their areas of strength/passions.



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