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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 | npenneytoba@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 is from Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. She graduated from Memorial University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Education and later completed a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies. Nicole has gained valuable teaching experience here in NL over the past number of years and has also taught while living abroad in Australia, Colombia, and most recently in South Korea. She began teaching with the Grenfell ESL program in 2016. Nicole enjoys traveling as well as the many outdoor activities the west coast of NL has to offer.

Marcia Huyer


 AS347 | mhuyer@grenfell.mun.ca

Marcia Huyer is from Ontario. She moved to Corner Brook, NL in 2018. Marcia holds a Masters
in Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria. She studied sculpture at OCAD University.
Marcia continues to make art, her work has been shown in festivals and public institutions
across Canada. Marcia is thoroughly involved in various arts organizations in Corner Brook and
has taught at Grenfell in the Visual Arts Department. When not working, Marcia enjoys hiking
and cross country skiing in Corner Brook and surrounding areas.

Laura Tiller



Laura grew up in Corner Brook and has lived and taught in South Korea, the Marshall Islands, and Turkey. Laura holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts (VA) from Memorial University and has worked in the ESL field for over 10 years. Laura likes to spend time enjoying the beautiful nature on offer in Western Newfoundland and often enjoys reading, creating, and spoiling her cats.

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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