I hope to be a passionate educator who fosters inclusivity that is focused on improving student outcomes for all students, with a strong dedication to lifelong learning. I am committed to developing a curriculum that students are excited to engage with. Furthermore, I will strive to develop productive partnerships with students and colleagues.
I encourage the development of internationalism and the concept of world citizenship – subscribing to the concepts of Ubuntu – you are, therefore, I am – a concept of all in it together, working together in partnership and Kaizen – continuous improvement – develop and encourage in students and my own professional practice.
I believe that as educators we have the responsibility to engage students, encourage the development of creativity and innovation whilst creating a supportive classroom environment. Additionally, as teachers we maybe the only positive structure in some students lives.
I am driven to provide my student’s with the necessary skills and knowledge of the textile and food industries. I am focused on encouraging and broadening their creativity, all within a safe and open learning environment in which they are active, involved and not concerned about ‘failing-up’.
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley