I am from Pitești in Romania and am currently an English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher and EAL Coordinator for Primary for an International School in The Netherlands. I have Qualified Teacher Status from England, taught in Key Stages one, two and three and am experienced in teaching the English National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum. I am in my ninth year of teaching and have previously been a classroom teacher in a Dutch International Primary School and private schools in Romania. My specialisms are EAL, Modern Foreign Languages and Art. In addition to this, I have a specialism in Arabic. I am a Polyglot. I speak English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. Additionally, I am very passionate about teaching Art. I have led successful Art and Science after school clubs. I enjoy the opportunity to build relationships with children of different ages and benefit from seeing children from my classes in a new environment.
I decided to teach at NAISAK because of the outstanding education on offer and because the school is in an Arabic speaking country. Along with working in a school that offers excellent education, finding an international school that offers our daughter a first-rate education was very important for us too. With English being widely spoken in Qatar and being able to speak Arabic, I felt that as a family we would be able to ‘hit the ground running’, settling into our new working and living environment quickly, thus enabling us to focus on outstanding teaching instantly. In addition to the superb quality of living and safety and security it allows us to raise our daughter in, Qatar also offered me the ability to further my knowledge of and immerse myself in the Arabic culture I learnt so much about at University. Furthermore, with a strong desire to commit to NAISAK for some years, we look forward to the World Cup 2022 and all that it will offer the children and staff of the school.
Along with my husband Matthew and our daughter Sofia, I enjoy meeting new people and look forward to unique lifestyle experiences where we can continue to evolve as a family whilst experiencing what we love about international teaching: coming across different nationalities and learning about their language, culture and religion. Whilst living and working in The Netherlands, I volunteered at my local Ronald McDonald House that provides a place to stay for families with hospitalized children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities. The charity is very special to Matthew and me as we lived in a Ronald McDonald House for nearly 2 months whilst Sofia was in intensive care. I also enjoy making traditional Romanian food and sharing it with friends.
I look forward to teaching in a Nord Anglia school, supporting the mission of the school and knowing that everyone at the school is working towards the same system of values. Sharing in the distinct vision of the school community provides meaningful connections between teachers and students.