I studed BA Hons in Primary Education with QTS in the UK at The University of Northampton. After I finished my studies I worked in a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties where I learned many strategies for behaviour management and effective teaching. I then moved to Denmark and worked in an international school as a Year 2 teacher and finally moved to Thailand in 2014 where I worked in year 1 before moving to St Andrews in 2016.
I spend much of my time out of school either at the gym or with friends. I enjoy being part of a supportive team who encourage me to push myself further and harder to improve my skills. It has helped me to develop endurance and stamina and has taught me to be patient in order to have successes. I also love to read as a relaxation technique and find nothing more enjoyable than a good book that I can't put down. I believe that reading is extremely important for all people, young and old, and have many favourite children's authors who instilled a love of reading in me in my earlier years. These include Roald Dahl, Allan Ahlberg, Michael Rosen, Spike Milligan and Michael Morpurgo.
Students usually say that I am silly, "Silly Ms Miri!!". In a good way, I think...! I like to have fun with my students. Relationships with my students are really important to me and I make sure that we all form good relationships early on. I think it's important to find a balance where the children respect me and follow our class rules, but can also have some fun. I like spending time with children: I seem to have the same sense of humour!
This school is truly unlike any other international school I have worked at. Its inclusive nature and ability to understand and cater for each and every child no matter their ability is such a special quality. When I heard about St Andrews, I knew immediately it was the school I should be working at and I am thrilled to be here. The teachers are lovely: I can see that the school has chosen professionals who fit their vision and work well as a team.