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Michael Millington

Teacher
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I am a proud Englishman, originating from Gloucestershire, in the South West of England. I am very excited to be joining HeadStart International, continuing to teach in Year One and living in Thailand for the first time. I graduated from Loughborough University with a ‘Masters in Engineering’ in Mechanical Product Design in 2008. After a brief and unrewarding time in the engineering sector, I relocated to South Korea to teach English in a state elementary school. Taking great reward from my teaching experiences I returned to the UK and completed my Post Graduate Certification in Education (PGCE) at the University of Warwick. I have taught in an international school in Luxembourg as well as state schools in the UK as a Key Stage One specialist. My enjoyment has always lay in Key Stage One, where there is a greater requirement to nurture a child’s wellbeing alongside their desire to learn. I pride myself in the positive, caring and nurturing approach I have to my role. I take great reward from the pastoral care that is fundamental to this age group. I believe education should not only enable a child to gain knowledge and skills to pursue a successful working life, but to provide them with the experiences, opportunities and support to be content in life. I achieve this principally by nurturing a lifelong desire to be curious and learn, relate and co-operate with everyone they encounter, as well as discover a multitude of ways of expressing their personality, ideas and ideals. In my classroom, pupils will experience a positive environment where they are encouraged to explore learning experiences and challenge themselves, drawing upon their prior learning and creativity to solve problems and ask questions to develop their own deep understanding.

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Yieneves Durana

Deputy Teacher
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My name is Yieneves, but you can call me Yien. I am from Visayas in the Philippines, from Iloilo City, the city of love. From a young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and always helped my brothers, sisters and cousins with their school work. When I was in college I used to go in an outreach program to help one of the indigenous tribes in our country to help them know how to read and write. I see teaching as a noble profession, making a difference to each child, and touching young lives. After high school I studied at West Visayas State University, and gained my Bachelor in Education, specializing in Elementary Education, and gaining my teacher license. My other passion is music. In high school I was in the school choir and performed in concerts across many areas of Iloilo City. I hope to be able to join a choir in Phuket to continue my passion in singing. I have taught in private schools in the Philippines for many years, and taught children across all grades of Primary and Foundation. I came to Thailand to further my knowledge of the world, and work with children from all nationalities and cultures, which I find very interesting. I am excited to begin my second year of teaching at HeadStart.

Teacher Introduction

I am a proud Englishman, originating from Gloucestershire, in the South West of England. I am very excited to be joining HeadStart International, continuing to teach in Year One and living in Thailand for the first time.

I graduated from Loughborough University with a ‘Masters in Engineering’ in Mechanical Product Design in 2008. After a brief and unrewarding time in the engineering sector, I relocated to South Korea to teach English in a state elementary school. Taking great reward from my teaching experiences I returned to the UK and completed my Post Graduate Certification in Education (PGCE) at the University of Warwick. I have taught in an international school in Luxembourg as well as state schools in the UK as a Key Stage One specialist.

My enjoyment has always lay in Key Stage One, where there is a greater requirement to nurture a child’s wellbeing alongside their desire to learn. I pride myself in the positive, caring and nurturing approach I have to my role. I take great reward from the pastoral care that is fundamental to this age group.

I believe education should not only enable a child to gain knowledge and skills to pursue a successful working life, but to provide them with the experiences, opportunities and support to be content in life. I achieve this principally by nurturing a lifelong desire to be curious and learn, relate and co-operate with everyone they encounter, as well as discover a multitude of ways of expressing their personality, ideas and ideals.

In my classroom, pupils will experience a positive environment where they are encouraged to explore learning experiences and challenge themselves, drawing upon their prior learning and creativity to solve problems and ask questions to develop their own deep understanding.

Deputy Introduction

My name is Yieneves, but you can call me Yien. I am from Visayas in the Philippines, from Iloilo City, the city of love.

From a young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and always helped my brothers, sisters and cousins with their school work. When I was in college I used to go in an outreach program to help one of the indigenous tribes in our country to help them know how to read and write. I see teaching as a noble profession, making a difference to each child, and touching young lives.

After high school I studied at West Visayas State University, and gained my Bachelor in Education, specializing in Elementary Education, and gaining my teacher license.

My other passion is music. In high school I was in the school choir and performed in concerts across many areas of Iloilo City. I hope to be able to join a choir in Phuket to continue my passion in singing.

I have taught in private schools in the Philippines for many years, and taught children across all grades of Primary and Foundation. I came to Thailand to further my knowledge of the world, and work with children from all nationalities and cultures, which I find very interesting. I am excited to begin my second year of teaching at HeadStart.

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