My name is Kieran Gleeson. I am the Year 7 Dean and team leader of the Totara team. I originally hail from Ireland, where I grew up with my parents and two sisters; Eve and Val. We are all away from home at the moment, spread across London, Sydney and of course Auckland. Travel is a passion of mine having travelled extensively through South America, Europe and South East Asia. Before Auckland, I lived in Sydney for a year. When I can travel again, my next destinations will hopefully be Japan & Hawaii!
I love teaching in intermediate school. I believe the two year schooling experience comes at a unique time for the development of our young children’s character. Part of my passion is developing resilient and open minded students who learn to look after their own wellbeing. I enjoy building strong relationships with my students, inspiring them where I can and learning from them everyday. Student leadership is a passion of mine and I coordinate our student leadership positions and challenge the students to take ownership of their time and impact while at ANI.
Outside of school, you’ll find me playing football most nights of the week. I enjoy staying fit and bringing this enthusiasm into some of my sports work with the students such as leading and promoting girls football in the school. I really hope to go to the AIMS games this year. Music has been a huge part of my life, growing up playing the piano, percussion and violin in numerous orchestras and ensembles. I look forward to bringing these passions to the stage and helping with this year’s school production.
I am so excited to continue working at ANI this year and enjoying all the upcoming experiences with my class.