Each year, Ako Aotearoa offers scholarships to Pacific staff in tertiary education to support pathways to leadership and build leadership capability for greater Pacific learner success.
We are delighted to learn that our deputy head of academic, Ronal Reddy, is one of the recipients of this year’s scholarship.
Ronal is pursuing a Master of Business, via distance learning, from Lincoln University. While broadening the scope of his teaching, it will also build his confidence and capability to aim for higher positions and represent Ni-Vanuatu in the education sector. Ronal is focused on student-centred learning and engages with “Pacific and Māori learning concepts in the classroom to help learners gain and achieve their full potential.” Ronal has a colourful and creative educational history, including adult literacy and numeracy, creative writing, and international tourism management, which are an asset to his teaching and the experience he can impart to his students. He’s an active member of his community, volunteering with the Auckland Choral symphonic choir, local electorate roles, English Language Partners, and the Red Cross.