Today we introduce three new staff...
Kia ora, my name is Reva Grills and I'm stoked to be the new arts coordinator here at JMC. I've just graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in English and Music. Whilst studying I partook extensively in the performing arts as a training classical singer, actor, and more recently, director. Most of my life has been consumed by the arts whether as a creator or consumer, and I’m excited to help assist and develop the arts culture here at McGlashan.
I am originally from Yorkshire in the north of England, I have travelled lots mainly by bicycle, until moving to New Zealand 22 years ago. I have recently moved to Dunedin with my husband Pete and two kids Billy 17 and Maggie 15, our dog Bella and Tom the cat. I am enjoying my new job in the library, it is very different to what I have been doing. My love of the outdoors led me to a career in dry stone walling in Yorkshire, which led to more stonework and paving in Queenstown and then the last 12 years gardening at Chard Farm Vineyard in Gibbston.
Kia ora, my name is Keely McLeod and I’m teaching ESOL, as well as tutoring across the senior levels. I’ve come to John McGlashan from the University of Otago, having recently completed a Master of Teaching and Learning, and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English. Though I’ve lived in Dunedin for the past 5 years, I originally hail from Dunback, where my family still lives.