Shortly after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Lancaster University, I decided I’d like to try my hand at teaching overseas. I began my teaching career in Jinan, Shandong, where I worked as an ESL teacher for a local university. Coming from a family of teachers, it didn’t take long for me feel comfortable in the classroom.
In order gain a greater insight into pedagogy related to younger learners, I chose to transition from teaching at university to a young learners training centre. Within a year, I was promoted to Head of Foreign Department where I led a team international teachers, delivered training and assisted leadership with decision making. During this time, I was invited to work for a bilingual school in Beijing on the condition I could simultaneously study a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (International). I eventually received my iPGCE (Distinction) from the University of Sheffield. After several years of experience working as a homeroom teacher in the capital, I decided to aim for a job at BSB Shunyi, a school which values the importance of rigor and the whole child in education.
I consider myself a kind and compassionate person who relishes new challenges and self-development. I enjoy travelling and experiencing new cultures, as I believe there is much to gain from exchanging perspectives. I have a particularly keen interest in Chinese culture, a driving factor to teaching myself Mandarin Chinese (albeit to a conversational level), which helped me better assimilate into my surroundings. Aside from travel, I also enjoy hiking, badminton, open discussion and science fiction movies.