Khylee Quince

Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching

Senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland

"Khylee is a ‘real deal’ teacher - transformative, radical and supportive of learner empowerment and success"

Khylee is a successful and dedicated teacher who promotes accessibility of legal concepts, language and processes. Teaching is her strength and passion and integrating kaupapa Māori methodology is important to her and who she is. She has an innate ability to negotiate disparate worlds and engage, challenge and embrace all of her students.  Khylee’s sense of humour and introductions for each class are legendary.

Without exception her students adore her. One says “I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from Khylee and believe that she is a truly exceptional teacher.” Another describes her as “an outstanding teacher who puts a lot of energy and commitment into supporting and advancing Māori student success.”

Khylee is equally well regarded by her peers one of whom describes her as “the real deal”. She is a transformative teacher; as a student comments: “…those who learn under Khylee’s guidance often complete her papers with a sense of empowerment and inspiration regarding their potential to positively impact upon the lives of others.”

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Khylee Quince - 2014 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award Recipient