I completed my Bachelor in History with Education Studies at Bath Spa University in 2012, but I didn’t stop there! Following my heart, I knew that teaching was the ideal career path for me. I loved the ‘light bulb moments’, the positive relationships that teachers can build with students and sharing my love for learning. Therefore, immediately after having obtained my Bachelor degree, I continued at Bath Spa University for my teacher training. I graduated in 2013 with a PGCE (Early Years and Primary), and kept my promise to spread my traditional education values to settings around the world. So, in September 2013 I moved to Dubai and worked at an American International School until July 2015.
Despite my love for Dubai and the wonderfully multicultural environment, I moved to Qatar in August 2015 to become part of the Nord Anglia family in Al Khor. During that year, I completed my NQT qualifications and worked with a class of mostly local Year 5 students. I greatly enjoyed learning some more Arabic, sharing key moments with my students and watching them grow into responsible and ambitious members of the community.
I am extremely excited to be moving to NAS Dubai and to be staying within the Nord Anglia family. I am looking forward to encouraging my students to be ambitious, proactive and hard-working members of our community. It will be a wonderful year during which I am seeking to build positive relationships with all students, working collaboratively within a professional team and to participating in some spectacular learning. I have a very energetic teaching style and encourage my students to be inquisitive, critical thinkers. In my classroom, students can find a place where they are encouraged to participate in class discussions, a place that promotes confidence and smiling faces, and where they can feel safe to share their ideas and thoughts.
In my free time, I love learning new languages, reading, shopping, spending time with friends and travelling home to see my family across the globe. I speak five languages; Dutch, English, French, Spanish and German, and am currently learning Swahili as I will be getting married in Kenya in 2017. Finally, my two sporting passions are skiing and horse riding, both of which I hope to continue next year!