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Jacquetta Fennell

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Year 3 Teacher


I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. Before graduating, I developed an interest in education through my classwork with the Auckland Art Museum, where I wrote lesson plans for field trips and my work as a clarinet and music tutor for kids who couldn't afford music lessons. After I graduated from university, I was granted a scholarship to teach ESL in rural South Korea by the Ministry of Education and the National Institute for International Education Development. After teaching in South Korea for almost two years, I came to Beijing, China in 2015. I spent my first five years teaching ESL in training centers to students ages 3 to 18. During this time, I completed my Certificate in TESOL through Trinity College of London. I also took several teaching knowledge tests through Cambridge in various subject areas such as young learners and content and language integrated learning.  

I've taught all subject areas to Years 2 and 3 at an international bilingual school for the past three years. BSB Shunyi will be my second international school placement in China, and I'm excited to be joining. As a teacher, BSB Shunyi appeals to me for its high quality of teaching and learning. I love putting smiles on my students' faces and teaching them to love learning. As I continue my teaching career at BSB, I aspire to grow in teaching ability and meet my educational and professional goals. 

Since I was a little girl, I've loved playing music. I played classical and jazz clarinet for about 15 years, and I've also taught myself to play Ukulele as a hobby during university. Aside from music, I love cooking, baking, and traveling. I'm known for baking treats like macarons, cupcakes, and brownies and sharing them with my friends. Although I haven't been able to travel much in recent years, I love visiting new places and experiencing the culture and the food, and I'm looking forward to when it is possible to do this again.