Lesley Shepherd (SGCNZ TGG 2011)

As an English teacher, Lesley Shepherd’s life-long passion for Shakespeare manifested itself at Macleans College where her students participated in the annual SGCNZ Auckland Regional UOSWSF from 1999-2014. In that time, students also represented the school at the Welllington National Festival for 12 of the 16 years. Many were selected for the SGCNZ NSSP week and went on to represent NZ in the SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company. In 2011, Lesley was one of 20 teachers selected for the inaugural SGCNZ Teachers Go Global (TGG), for which she received a funding grant from the NZ-UK Link Foundation. She has also staged a number of Shakespeare productions and written text books providing study material on Shakespearian texts.

Lesley is immensely proud of her students’ success and values the opportunities SGCNZ provides for teachers and students who are fellow Bardolators.