I believe teaching is much more than just a job, it’s a life choice. It’s as exhausting and stressful as it is rewarding. My students are the reason, I am happy to get up every morning.
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to become a teacher. Having grown up in a small village in rural southern Germany, I always dreamed about exploring the world.
Since graduating secondary school in 2014, I have lived in six different countries, speaking five different languages while working with children in various educational contexts. This past summer, I graduated from the ITEps teacher education program in the Netherlands that prepares new educators for the special environment of international education. During my teacher training, I have had the opportunity to work in international schools in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Thailand and Northern Ireland. These experiences have not only shaped me into the teacher I am now, but also showed me the wonderfulness that is exploring new countries, cultures and languages. This spirit of exploration and cultural awareness is something I would like to pass on to my students. Being a second-language-learner myself helps me understand the processes our students go through when learning how to understand and use the English language. This is my first year as a homeroom teacher, as well as my first year in Moscow and I am excited to see what it has in store for me.