Parekereke

Mrs Jessica Simons

Professional Qualifications:

Graduate Diploma in Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

Kia Ora!
I grew up in the Waikato in Te Awamutu. After high school I attended the University of Waikato. I completed my Graduate Diploma of Teaching in 2000 and have worked in a variety of different schools from small to very big. I have two beautiful girls – 6 year old Isla and 8 year old Niamh. We love to go on mini adventures together as a family, including mountain biking in Rotorua Redwood Forest, visiting Auckland Zoo and Miranda Hot Pools. I love being part of the learning journey of the fantastic Team Piwakawaka students at Glenbrook School. As Deputy Principal and Across School Kahui Ako Lead teacher for the Waiuku area, I also have the pleasure and excitement of visiting classes in other schools. I am very proud to work with the amazing and exceptional teaching staff at Glenbrook School, where relationships are key and learning is accelerated.

Mrs Melissa Lee

Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor in Education (ECE)

Hello! Kia Ora!

I grew up in the Franklin area attending Waiuku college and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Education (ECE) at Manukau Institute of Technology. After completing my Bachelor, I taught in Early Childhood Education for approximately nine years in various early childhood centres and eventually became the Assistant Manager of a Preschool in Pukekohe. I continued on my learning journey and went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Teaching through the University of Canterbury. I have a passion for teaching and learning and love seeing students learn and progress into competent and confident members of the learning community. I have a energetic eleven year old son called Jeremiah. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going on walks and spending time at the beach.