Kerem undertook his BA Hons degree in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University where he achieved a First-Class Honours award and was presented with the Chancellor and University Council award for academic excellence. During this time, he developed a wide understanding of teaching philosophies, pedagogies and educational research while experiencing a varied range of educational settings including small village schools, large inner-city multicultural settings and even an opportunity to undertake teaching opportunities in the care home system of the Transylvanian region of Romania.
After completing his degree, Kerem moved back to his home county of Norfolk where he has taught for the past three years. He continued to undertake further professional development and responsibilities which enabled him to successfully create and develop an effective and practical profile of science as part of his Science Co-ordinator role at his most recent post. He has been passionately motivated to develop and apply his skills in an international setting and was driven to pursue an opportunity at a school as highly regarded and respected as NAIS Pudong.
Kerem enjoys a balance of jogging, reading and creating music in his own time. He is eager to develop his Mandarin and is looking forward to applying and integrating this into everyday use upon moving to Shanghai. He enjoys travelling during academic breaks and is keen to visit parts of China and East Asia to experience the rich culture and history of these regions.