Having graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a degree in Sociology, I started to work with children in the British care system. My role was to support and guide these children as they had been removed from their parents and had few prospects or appropriate role-models. It was during this experience that I realised that I really wanted to make a difference and help children develop the tools they need to become secure and well adjusted adults. I took a year out and travelled around South America to have a think about the future, and it was there that I accepted my first teaching job. The job was teaching English in an orphanage to underprivileged children in Buenos Aires. I found it so rewarding that I knew I had found the vocation for me. When I returned to the UK I started working with children with special educational needs before enrolling in a Post Graduate Certificate of Education focusing on education in Early Years. I graduated in 2012 and immediately got offered a job working in an inner city London school. This was an exceptionally challenging role due to the lack of resources, staff and the high needs of the children. However, it was in London that I really learned how to become an effective educator and developed the key strategies necessary to have confidence in the classroom. After London, I moved to the Middle East for a year and taught Reception in a PYP school in Iraq. Finally, I moved to Bangkok in 2013 and taught Year 1 in Regents Bangkok before finally arriving at STA in 2015. I was attracted to the school for many reasons. The child friendly environment is so bright and welcoming and, when you walk around the school you can see how genuinely happy the children are. We are all very lucky to be part of this inclusive community that is constantly striving to be the best it can be. It’s a very inspiring work place!