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Maggie Perkins

Maggie Perkins 3

IB Chemistry

I grew up on the East Coast of Canada on a small island.  I was fortunate to have excellent teachers that inspired me to continue to be a life-long learner.  I knew that I always wanted to go into teaching and would continually feel a sense of fulfillment in helping my fellow classmates. 

I grew up on the East Coast of Canada on a small island.  I was fortunate to have excellent teachers that inspired me to continue to be a life-long learner.  I knew that I always wanted to go into teaching and would continually feel a sense of fulfillment in helping my fellow classmates.  This joy for education was instilled in me from a young age and I could not see myself doing anything else. I believe in the explicit teaching of essential skills in communication inquiry and critical thinking, which will enable all students to become adaptable and successful life-long learners and leaders. 

I graduated University with a BSc in Chemistry and minor in Business I then went on to earn my BEd.  I knew I needed to explore the world so I began to look for career paths outside of Canada and I stumbled on an opportunity to teach in Doha and jumped at the chance to advance my teaching by joining a British school.  I was amazed at the differences of the education system as a whole and quickly fell in love with the challenge of adapting a new curriculum to my current pedagogy.

My next adventure was to Dubai and that was 9 years ago.  Here in Dubai I have never turned down an opportunity to better myself and continue to learn.  I have kept myself informed with current advancements in Science to include real like examples in my teaching practice.  I have gone through two updates to the IB curriculum and have kept up to date with my training and took part in extension courses to further my growth.  I have held positions as Head of Year, Second in Charge of Science, Head of department in Science, and Assistant Principal.  I am excited this year to focus solely on teaching Science as this is where I am truly passionate.  The connection in the classroom between student and teacher is an everlasting bond.  I am dedicated to nurturing the students’ enquiring nature of Science.  Creating a challenging environment and building high levels of engagement, whilst making sure every student is progressing to their goals is what I aim for in every lesson.  I always strive to make Science relatable and enjoyable for everyone in the classroom.

In my spare time I enjoy running, swimming, and spending time with my young family and friends.  I enjoy living in Dubai and engrossing myself in the different cultures and diversities of this city.  I look forward to becoming part of NAS and immersing myself in this wonderful community.