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Therese Faerestrand


Pre-Nursery Teacher

My passion has always been working with children. I studied to be a Pre-School Teacher in Norway (2005-2008) before moving to Denmark where I worked as a teacher in a kindergarten. After seven years in Denmark, we moved to Shanghai because of my husband's work.

It has always been my passion to work with children. To watch the children from when they are small and to see how they grow and learn, is a unique experience. In the classroom I am creative, spontaneous and strive to discover the individual needs of every child.

It was a fantastic opportunity to come to BISS and work. After two years living in Shanghai, I needed to do something more in my daily life and being teacher here at the school was the best thing that could happen.

My inspiration and motivation comes from my two boys. Seeing them growing up over the years and seeing what they have achieved, is fantastic experience. This is what I want to achieve in my classroom - to see the students excel and to give them the opportunity to have an exciting education in an environment that suits their individual needs.