I studied my degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University, England and graduated in 2011. In early 2013 I moved to Bangkok and pursued a career in teaching Early Years Foundation Stage. I was at my previous school, British School of Bangkok, for two and a half academic years and I have experience in teaching Nursery, English as a Second Language and Early Years. During my time working at British School of Bangkok I studied for an international PGCE and am newly graduated from Nottingham University.
I chose to leave my previous school and work at St. Andrews because I was looking for a new challenge, and to be part of an experienced team of Early Years specialists who are very passionate about teaching. Since living in Bangkok I have heard a lot of great things about St. Andrews, and the fantastic opportunities for students and teachers.
Since being in Bangkok, I have continued to persue my interest in contemporary art, particularly sculpture. In my spare time I try to visit the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre when possible. Although I do not practice sculpture in Thailand, I use a studio in the UK where I practise more abstract pieces during holidays. In terms of sports, I like to play table tennis and badminton on a non-competitive level with friends. Above all, my most keen interest is travel and sightseeing.
What I admire most and find unique to the school is its sense of community in relation to its size; this was also one of my earliest observations about St. Andrews. In addition, one of the factors prompting my application to work at St. Andrews was its great reputation among parents and teachers. Since I arrived in Bangkok two and a half years ago, there has been a growing ‘buzz’ of positivity that surrounds the school and has travelled through the international school network.
"She is nice!"
"Ms. Ellie is fun."
"Ms. Ellie likes games."