Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Cornwall –the most beautiful part of England (in my totally unbiased opinion!)
Have you lived in any other countries?
Yes! Before I started my teaching degree, I lived in the French Alps for 2 years and on a boat in Greece for 6 months. Before moving to Poland, I also lived in Korea for 6 years.
Where and what did you study for your education?
My degree is in Primary Education and I studied at Manchester Metropolitan University.
How long have you been at TBS?
Right now, I am part way through my fourth year.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at our school?
I know it’s very clichéd but- the children! It makes everything worth it when you look back to how your class were in September and see how much they have progressed – both academically and in terms of gaining skills such as independence and collaboration.
What are you most looking forward to in the 2018/2019 academic year?
I will be accompanying a group of 4 Primary students to MIT in Boston during the Easter holiday so am very much looking forward to that!
Whose your favourite historian/scientist/literary figure and why?
My class recently did an assembly for their parents on ‘Learning to Fail’ and we looked at famous people who would not have achieved what they have done if they had given up when they faced challenges. I found out that prior to publishing ‘Harry Potter’, J K Rowling was living in relative poverty as a single mother and coping with the death of her mother. I have a lot of respect for people who are able to overcome obstacles such as this.
What is your favourite thing about living in Warsaw, Poland?
How easy and affordable it is to get around! Whenever I go back to England, it shocks me how much taxis, and transport in general, costs.
What do you miss most from home?