Teaching here enables me to work in an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking environment, where every day brings new challenges.
Born and raised in Brittany, France, I have always known that I would be a teacher one day. I know that this is a cliché, but it is very much true of me. French is my area of specialism and I take great pride in the lessons I deliver.
Having studied English with American Literature in France, I moved to London to work as a French assistant in schools in North London. This experience confirmed to me that I truly wanted to be a teacher. Therefore in 2007, I completed my PGCE at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.
Although, I enjoyed working in London, I did not however enjoy the rain! Therefore in search of warmer climates, I moved to Dubai; a city I now call home.
Moving here inspired me to learn Arabic and there is no greater place to learn a language than in the country in which you live and breathe. Prior to moving to NAS Dubai, I worked in Repton School for five years, where I taught students from Year 7 through to the International Baccalaureate. I had the privilege of being appointed an IB examiner and this experience has given me an insight into how to ensure my students achieve Level 7 in the IB when they enter the IB programme here at NAS Dubai.
One of my favourite quotations is “The aim of education is the knowledge, not the facts, but the values”. (William S. Burroughs). I am a strong believer in the development of young people as well-balanced individuals. Teaching for me is not just about the dissemination of knowledge inside the classroom; rather it is about continuously instilling in students a sense of responsibility, enquiry, tolerance and healthy enthusiasm for life, cultures and the world in which we live.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching and want to ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve the best results while enjoying languages and becoming confident French speakers.
Pastorally, I have had the opportunity to be a Housemistress for two years in Repton and I believe that all young people have an entitlement to a broad, balanced and inclusive education. This has been an important factor in my teaching so far - every child really does matter and should matter!
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending my time outdoors in the Dubai sunshine. Dubai has a rich tapestry of culinary delight and I love being able to join my friends and sample its delicacies. During the holidays, I enjoy travelling and have been to Jordan recently and I would like to explore Morocco.