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Staff Profile: Sofina Finan

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Year 1 Class Teacher

Sofie has a BA Honours degree in English Literature and Education Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Before moving to Shanghai, Sofie was a community sports coach providing sports activities for children in disadvantaged areas of Manchester. Subsequent to this she was a Supervisor for a Child Care company, Pathfinders for three years. This area of work was challenging but highly rewarding, and the experience gained motivated Sofie to complete her PGCE in 2009 and take a route into teaching.

After beginning her career at a primary school in Oldham, England Sofie made the decision to work internationally in order to work with children from different countries, cultures and traditions. Sofie joined NAIS Pudong in 2010 and has remained here since. She has experience of working in Key Stage 2 but has been based primarily in Key Stage 1 since arriving at NAIS as that is where her passion lies.

Sofie enjoys helping people and organising events. In her spare time she likes to run and has completed two half Marathons since moving to Shanghai. Sofie loves to spend time with her family embracing Chinese culture and traditions. An avid reader, Sofie loves reading to the children in her class and likes to get the children excited and enthused about a range of authors and texts. Sofie’s favourite children’s author is Julia Donaldson because she enjoys exploring the way she plays with language and rhyme. Sofie enjoys spending quality time with her family, she has a son and a daughter who like to keep her busy!