I came to St Andrews in 2015 and this is my first international teaching position. As well as being an English teacher I have held a variety of roles during my career including Literacy coordinator; Staff Governor, Second in Department and finally Head of Department, a role which I undertook for 9 years at a school in the North East of England.
I decided that I wanted to become a part of St. Andrews International School Bangkok when I was researching international schools as I was impressed that the word “happy” was included in the mission statement. It sounded exactly the type of school I had always wanted to work at. I have travelled extensively in South East Asia and have always loved Thailand, so when I saw the advert for this job. I knew I had to apply.
From a very young age I have always loved to travel and explore, I am usually planning my next trip on the flight home! The quotation by Saint Augustine that “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” has always meant a lot to me as I strongly believe you cannot understand the world if you do not make the most of the opportunities available to you.
"Miss Claire makes learning fun and has different ways of getting me to think about how to improve my vocabulary."