Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Melissa Guyan


Board Member - Personnel and Policies & Procedures Portfolios

General Information

My name is Melissa Guyan and I have been associated with Te Totara Primary School three years, and currently have a son in Year 3. Prior to moving to Hamilton, my family lived in Suzhou, China for four years where my husband taught at an international school.

I used to be a teacher, but since having children and wanting to be a stay-at-home mum, I have found a new career as a published author. i now run a small publishing business and have published a variety of teen and adult fiction under two pen-names.

Having been in education and being surrounded by teachers in my family, I feel I have a good insight into the day-to-day running of a school and can understand things from both a teacher's and a parent's perspective. I have also lived in, and travelled through, multiple continents, which has given me a well-rounded international view.
I am excited to have the opportunity to to serve on the Board of Trustees for a school that has given my children so much.