Kia ora koutou! My name is Beren and this is my 3rd year teaching the arts at ANI. Before stumbling into the world of education, I initially trained in film production at South Seas Film School. For 7 years I worked as a videographer and visual artist in the Auckland film and theatre industry. Completing my Bachelor of Education in 2020 has enabled me to bring my passion for teaching and the arts together. My driving force as an educator is to help students realise their creative potential. I believe that exploring our lives through art builds empathy and understanding for a more connected and compassionate world. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, live music, and spending time with my whānau. I am looking forward to creating with you!