After obtaining TEFL qualifications I headed to South Korea, initially as an English language teacher in a Korean elementary school. While I enjoyed this experience, I missed having my own class so for the last four years I have been working in a British International School in Seoul as Head of Year 4.
I consider the development of life skills as important as academic development and offer support to my pupils, encouraging them to be responsible, independent and sensitive to others. In my opinion, being able to ask questions, follow lines of inquiry and collaborate when undertaking tasks are essential life skills which children must learn in order to be successful in today’s world.
When I am not in the classroom, I love experiencing new cultures and gaining new experiences. I particularly love skiing, running and hiking plus have just tried paragliding for the first time!