What inspired you to become a teacher?
The enjoyment I get from teaching and learning and the joy I get from knowing that my students have developed an interest and understanding of the subject, is what inspired me to become a teacher.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Being a wife, mother and teacher requires that I start my day early. I think of what has to be done at home and at work and get organised. Time at school will be spent teaching, attending professional development sessions and helping students that need extra support. I also run the CREST (Creativity in Science and Technology program) linked with science fair which takes some lunchtimes and after-school time. A lot of my free time at school and home will be spent on searching for new resources to use and share with the students. I usually walk my dog after school and have some family time watching Netflix documentaries or movies.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the interaction I have with my students especially when I feel that they are interested in Science and want to extend their knowledge.
What do you work toward in your free time?
I find and share resources with students and also check their progress.
I have developed a strong interest in particle physics especially since I attended the International Teacher Weeks (ITW) Programme at CERN in Switzerland, in August 2018. I usually spend time going through the resources and latest research findings on the CERN website.
What advice would you give to your past self when you were a student?
Do not focus on one aspect of life (e.g. reading and study). Get more involved in whatever else is offered at the time especially sport.
What advice do you have for current students?
Follow your passion and work hard towards your goals but at the same time be resilient towards what you come across in life. The key to success is perseverance in every aspect of life.
Describe EGGS in 5 words.
Vibrant, Stimulating, Evolving, Advancing, Community.