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Miss. Estrella Abraham-Fernandez

Estrella

SEN Teacher

Bachelor's Degree: Special Educational Needs & Inclusive practice, Early Childhood Education & Speech and Language Therapy - CU Valencia

 

I feel honored to be part of the Nord Anglia family, their holistic and child centered approach I believe is essential in every child education.  

I attended the CU of Valencia (Spain) where I earned a bachelor’s degree in SEND (QTS for SEN, EYFS and Primary education) and another in Speech and Language therapy while I was volunteering in an orphanage during the school year and a summer camp for adults with severe learning difficulties over the holidays.

My ultimate goal was always to become a teacher but I thought training on SaLT and gaining other experiences will be a great tool for my practice. 

After graduating on both degrees in 2009 I became an SEN teacher at a prestigious mainstream school in my city where I supported students with mild learning disabilities within the class and assisted the class teachers.

A year after I moved to the UK where I had a temporary job in hospitality while studying and improving my English skills. Once I felt ready I went back to teaching, this time at The Garden School, an outstanding school for children with Autism and severe learning disabilities in Hackney, London.

At The Garden I became a class teacher and gained great understanding of the British Curriculum and Code of Practice while finding my passion for teaching children on the spectrum and their complex and unique needs.

During the summer of 2017 I traveled to Accra, Ghana, to volunteer for an NGO that helps underprivileged children have access to school and plays a huge part in their success throughout the year. 

Such an enriching experience inspired me to move overseas once more, this time to Brazil; a complete different setting than the one I’m used to but a great opportunity for me to improve as a professional and for BCB to become a much more inclusive, sensitive and understanding school in regards of SEND.

As much as I love my job, sometimes is good to unwind and to do so I enjoy cooking (Paella is my masterpiece!), dancing and of course travelling. 

I have great expectations of my time here in Brazil and I am really excited of everything this wonderful experience has to offer me.