Janelle Raffles

Janelle Raffles

Novice Educator

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I’m Janelle, and I'm one of the Auckland Educators here at Monaco Nail Academy.

No matter what I’ve done throughout my life, it’s always had some sort of creative flare or artistic vision behind it. After I finished school having passed four art subjects, I studied Graphic Design at University. However, I learnt the hard way that it wasn't for me, coming out of University with a severe anxiety disorder. I see this as a positive in many ways though - I pushed forward and followed my passion for art and ended up here!

I started my Nail Technician journey in early 2016 and gained my Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology through Monaco. It was an amazing start to life in the crazy nail world!

6 months later Penny surveyed our student body asking who we all thought, amongst our peers, she should keep an eye on as a potential future Educator. Several people nominated me, which was a huge honour, and around six months after graduating, Penny asked me to come on board as a Trainee Educator, completing several months of Educator Training before getting my own class. Around this time I was awarded highest score for 2016 for my Gel Polish Manicure Assessment and this has lead to me specialising in Natural Nail Service Training - all of us Educators teach all disciplines but you'll see me most often in Module One.

My experiences with anxiety make me a better Educator as I understand what many of our students are going through and can better relate and support them. I love seeing how our students flourish throughout their training and can’t wait to see how much they grow after they’ve graduated as well! Providing the best education to brand new nail technicians is such a gratifying feeling and I love every minute with our students.

If you need to contact me directly you can email learn@monaco.ac.nz or call 09-574-5573

x Janelle

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