I first realised my passion for teaching 23 years ago, when my friends and I started a pre-school in Al Khor, Qatar. It was the first of its kind in Al Khor, and the intent was to build a place that enhances learning and community living.
I have a Master's degree in Organic Chemistry and have a keen interest towards scientific application. With over two decades of experience in education, I now return to NAISAK after a two-year sabbatical. I began my journey in 1999 at another international school in Al Khor, and have worked across a wide range of subjects, age groups and roles that involved design and delivery.
After pursuing my PGCE in 2007 from Sunderland, I taught Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry to secondary students, though my true interest was teaching and doing experiments in Chemistry.
I joined NAISAK in 2014 as a science teacher during its middle school inception. My journey with NAISAK has given me an exponential learning curve, where I supported setting up the IGCSE platform and the science laboratory. As NAISAK has always been a home to me, I stayed attached to it even during my sabbatical, as a supply teacher. After an energizing break, I now re-join NAISAK as a Chemistry teacher.
Apart from teaching, other hobbies that spark my interest are gardening, cooking and home decor. My children joke that even amidst these hobbies, I do not drop my scientific hat and occasional yelps of experimentation in the kitchen and garden have now become common.
I am excited to be back amongst young minds and look forward to all the new initiatives that I can support NAISAK with to make our centennials future ready!