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021 173 5498



Chris Beard, Rooftops director

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Chris Beard - Rooftops director

Kia ora, I'm Chris. I lead Rooftops and co-teach a postgraduate International Education course at Victoria. I've worked in international education for twenty four years. The coolest insight from this experience I guess is learning to appreciate not only cultural differences but also discovering each young person as a finite mystery.

From 2004 to 2016 I taught on Victoria University of Wellington's Foundation Studies programme teaching Academic Writing and New Zealand Literature and working pastorally one-to-one with at students. It was a heap of fun teaching some of New Zealand's best film and literature to young people from a diverse range of countries.

I grew up on a sheep and beef farm and was educated at Apiti Primary School, along with Wal Footrot (see Footrot Flats 1st Ed.). This means I know how to drench, muster and dag (figure out what that means!) I’m married to Rach, have four lively young children and attend Karori Baptist Church.

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