My interest in teaching stems from my experience working in an alternative education provision for students that had disengaged from mainstream education and were on the verge of permanent exclusion. Working in this challenging school environment required the resilience to work against factors that affected student learning, such as behaviour and attendance, and to utilize my initiative, coupled with my personal skills, to help them achieve their academic goals. Being able to encourage creativity and to make the curriculum accessible and engaging for these students was a rewarding experience and inspired me to teach!
I grew up in Wembley, London and I have been teaching for four years in a variety of middle-high schools. Some of my roles have involved managing the English, RE and Drama department and adopting the role of Citizenship/ PSHE coordinator. During this time I have developed my skills as a teaching practitioner, particularly with regard to using technology in the classroom, differentiation and increasing levels of pupil engagement. NAISNY is different to all other schools I have worked at because the curriculum is unique and allows teachers to be autonomous in their delivery of lessons and to excite, interest and inspire students; whilst catering to their individual needs. As a firm believer in ‘developing the whole child’, the class sizes enable the teaching and learning to be personalized to suit all children and to develop their self- knowledge and interpersonal skills. Additionally, the nurturing nature of staff makes the school a safe, lively and fun environment to work!
Outside of school, I am a huge American football fan and in my spare time I enjoy watching the Steelers play! My other hobbies include reading, watching films and exploring new cultures. I look forward to continuing to develop my teaching skills here at NAISNY and helping to mould the next generation of happy, innovative students!