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Staff Profile: Naw Baybra

Naw Baybra

Learning Support Teacher (Functional Skills Coordinator)

I have been a passionate and creative Special Education Needs and Inclusion teacher since 2009 in Early Years, Primary and Elementary. I am a teacher who believes every child matters and I provide equal opportunities for students to perform at their best. I am a tireless advocate of instilling students with a life-long love of learning and preparing them with the skills necessary for the 21st Century. I Use a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies and have made a positive impact on students’ progress and attainment. I lead by example and am interested in new technologies and in developing additional skills. I am a fair and open-minded person and have a good sense of humour - this helps me to enjoy meaningful relationships with students, staff and parents alike.

My passion for working with special needs children was discovered when my nephew was diagnosed with Autism in April 2011 and he was only four a half years old. That was my first encounter with Autism and I knew nothing about the spectrum at that time. I started researching about Autism and I was very happy to have discovered that there were many successful individuals with Autism around the world, and I wanted to become a Special Education Needs teacher for those students with additional needs to help them reach their full potential. I believe that every child matters and every child has the ability to learn. Understanding about students with special needs made me realise that I needed to adapt my teaching strategies to meet the needs of each student in my class and that I should never give up on them even when no strategies seemed to be working. I have also realised that every child is unique and that I should try to understand everything that affects their way of learning.

I have been fortunate to have studied MA in Special Education Needs and Inclusion, specialising in Autism and Dyslexia, with the University of Northampton and it has helped me to achieve my dream and passion of working with children who have additional needs in accessing mainstream curriculum. I am very proud to be a Learning Support Teacher at St Andrews International School Bangkok that practices an inclusive education, offers opportunities for children with special needs to be part of the community, helps them to become independent learners, and empowers them to strive for a better life.

I am a performer, am creative and flexible. Music is part of my life and I love singing, playing the guitar and the piano, and composing songs during my leisure time. I also love sewing, making and fixing clothes. I find sewing and music very therapeutic.

Students say: 

"I have enjoyed skipping lessons to go to Ms. Baybra's ones. They are so fun and better than the normal lessons. I have learned lots of cool subjects in a fun way and also because of that I have met my best friend forever and ever."

"Dear Miss Baybar ou are a very funny teacher. I hop you have a great time. Thank you for teacher me"

"A big birday wish for a wonderful English teacher. I am able to write this message all because of you"