Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Clark-Reynolds Appointed to Centre for Gifted Education

Clark-Reynolds Appointed to Centre for Gifted Education Board

Melissa Clark-Reynolds has been appointed as the first independent director of the newly formed New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education. Recognising Clark-Reynolds highly successful business acumen, social conscience and personal experience with giftedness, the Board sees Clark-Reynolds as a natural fit for the Centre.

“We are excited to have Melissa on our team,” says David Tong, Chair of the Centre for Gifted Education Board. “Her innovative thinking and passion for positive change are a perfect match for our organisation and her successful business and board experience makes her a great asset for our Board.”

Melissa is a gifted individual and parent of gifted children. In 1980, she became the then youngest woman to ever attend university in New Zealand, before going on to study at Rutgers University in the United States. Clark-Reynolds is a highly successful and creative entrepreneur. She has founded several successful businesses, the first of which was Fusion, a health and safety consultancy which became New Zealand's largest private accident compensation insurer. Forbes Magazine has named Clark-Reynolds as one of ten female entrepreneurs to watch.

Melissa contributes to a diverse range of causes. She was instrumental in setting up Lightning Lab, a business start-up accelerator, in Wellington. She is passionate about the environment and has been named as an Al Gore Climate Ambassador. She also sits on a number of boards, including Radio New Zealand.

"All kids deserve the best education possible in order to help them to reach their potential. Sadly many gifted kids go unrecognised and unsupported in NZ, and I want to make a difference for those kids and their families. It is an honour to be involved." Clark-Reynolds says.

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education Limited, a registered charity, was formed in May, 2014, by the merging of New Zealand’s two largest gifted education providers. The original board consisted of three Board members from each organisation. Clark-Reynolds’ is the first of three intentioned independent appointments.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news