Ashley Triana

Deputy Principal

Tēnā Koutou, my name is Ashley Triana and I am one of the Deputy Principals here at ANI. I was born and raised in Auckland and am lucky enough to have a pretty big family – there are 6 of us kids, which certainly keeps things interesting. I have been teaching for about 12 years now, all of them in Auckland with students in years 5-8. I am fortunate to have leadership over all things curriculum here at school, which is a huge passion of mine. I am passionate about teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum but, without a doubt, I would say that all things literacy are my absolute favourite! I’m an avid reader, writer and learner of other languages. I’m also really interested in lifting achievement in writing and this has been a big focus for me over my career so far.

Family is really important to me and so I grab time with them whenever I can. My husband, Miguel, is Colombian and we have one daughter, Gabriela, who has just finished her degree in digital design. Trying to get us all at home at the same time has been a bit of a mission lately – although this just provides more opportunities for me to get my nose stuck into a book so I can’t complain too much. I also enjoy creating pretty large messes in the kitchen and taking on far too complicated DIY projects around the house (normally getting about halfway through before giving up and needing Miguel to come and save me). I’m looking forward to getting to know you better over this coming year – If you’re in the neighborhood, don’t hesitate to pop by and say hello.