I have just completed the dissertation for my Masters in Education, focusing on the teaching of phonics and development of reading skills in Year 1.
I am South African and have lived away from my home country for some time. I spent 12 years in the UK and I am now in my seventh year in the UAE. I have two sons, both of whom attend NAS Dubai. I enjoy travelling with my family to different countries and also locally. I love to hike and camp in the beautiful dunes and mountain wadis that the UAE has to offer. I have five pets at home (two dogs, two cats and a guinea pig), and my dogs like to keep me fit by taking me out running.
I am passionate about teaching young children and am really looking forward to teaching Year 1A when Mrs Casamassa is on maternity leave. Moving forward I will be working in 1A and will be able to get to know the children before Mrs Casamassa takes her leave. The great thing is, I know many of the children in 1A already and therefore it will be an easy transition for them.