I came to St Andrews International School Bangkok in 2017 and this is my first international teaching position. Having completed my Master of Arts in Medieval and Renaissance English in University College Cork, I moved to London where I worked in a mixed academy school in Wembley, Brent. Although I enjoyed my time in London immensely, I decided to pursue my goal of seeing more of the world and moving to a new continent.
St Andrews stood out to me as the kind of school that I wanted to work in from the moment that I submitted my application. The ethos of St Andrews is closely aligned with my own and I was very much attracted to the school on the basis of its open and inclusive vision of education. I was also impressed with the importance that Mr. Paul and everyone at St Andrews places on the happiness and well-being of students, staff, and the larger community.
Outside of school, I have varied interests but, like most teachers, I have a love of reading. I have enjoyed Irish authors such as Joyce and Wilde since I was a teen but most recently I have developed an appreciation of writers such as Zadie Smith, Hanya Yanagihara, and Ali Smith. I also enjoy travelling and look forward to seeing the unique beauty that Asia has to offer.