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Melissa Halford

Program Coordinator

AS391 | mhalford@grenfell.mun.ca

Melissa is from Newfoundland and has lived, worked and studied in Nova Scotia, South Korea and the United States. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters degree from Memorial University. All of Melissa's spare time is spent with her wonderful husband and their two outstanding children. Together, they enjoy playing pretend, making noise and telling stories.

Natalie Penney-Toba


AS347 | npennytoba@grenfell.mun.ca
Natalie is from the Corner Brook area. She lived in Japan for more than 15 years. Natalie holds a Master's degree TESOL from Columbia University in New York. She also holds a Bachelor's of Education and Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University. She has 15 years ESL teaching experiences at universities, public schools and language schools in Japan and Canada. She has enjoyed travelling to many countries in Asia and Europe. She hopes to continue travelling while enjoying many outdoor activities.

Nicole Bailey


AS351 | nbailey@grenfell.mun.ca

Nicole was born in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. She graduated from Memorial University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Education. Nicole is currently working towards completing her Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies with a focus in Language and Literacy. She has gained valuable teaching experience here in NL over the past number of years, as well as taught in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. In 2014, Nicole moved to Medellin, Colombia where she taught English as a Second Language at a post-secondary institute. This experience created a desire to teach ESL in her own province, which has led her here to Grenfell Campus. She began teaching with the ESL program in the 2016 winter semester. Nicole enjoys traveling, as well as the many outdoor activities that the west coast of NL has to offer.


Brittney Garcia

Discussion Leader

Hello! My name is Brittney. I'm from Belize, and I'm currently doing a General Science degree here at Grenfell. I enjoy reading, cooking and traveling, as well as being outdoors- I love exploring new places.  I'm friendly, so don't hesitate to come up and say hi or ask me for help, it's always my pleasure. 


Camila Davalos

Hi there! I'm Camila Davalos and I'm an international student from Ecuador here at Grenfell Campus. I'm currently studying psychology. This is my second year at Grenfell and I am very happy to be here. I love spending time with my friends listening to some music and having long talks about any topic. I enjoy reading, traveling and I'm always looking forward to meeting new people and learning new cultures. I can't wait to meet you all!


Melissa Halford, Co-ordinator, English as a Second Language

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS391
Phone: (709) 639-4720
Email: esl@grenfell.mun.ca

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