Shelley Hersey

LEARNZ – Kaiārahi

Region: Otago/Southland
Shelley Hersey FS


Diploma of Teaching
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Science

Professional profile

Shelley has 10 years of teaching experience. During her time as a classroom teacher she taught students in years 7-8 and was in charge of science and outdoor education. Shelley has led many successful primary and secondary LEARNZ field trips, Facilitating interactive online learning experiences and connecting experts with ākonga.

Shelley works with a variety of clients and stakeholders to develop engaging online content through video, imagery and text. This mahi has given her an insight into many different industries across Aotearoa and beyond. Shelley has been able to utilise her outdoor skills to work in challenging environments including Antarctica and Iceland.

Professional memberships

NZ Antarctic Society

Recent awards

2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards - Best Student Resource People and Water – looking at our water networks
2015 Special Jury Award for the film ‘The Moments We Make’ at the NZ Mountain Film Festival.

Personal statement

I am passionate about inspiring ākonga through relevant authentic education experiences and sharing these adventures with others. I am always keen to learn more about our environment and how we can work together to protect it for future generations.