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Jessica Armstrong

Teacher
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I am an English speaking teacher from the UK, and I was educated and grew up in Somerset. After graduating from Portsmouth University I had a strong urge to travel, and spent some time in Africa and Asia, including parts of Thailand. While I was in Uganda and Cambodia, I volunteered in schools teaching English. This spurred me to return to the UK and complete a PGCE in Primary Education in Birmingham. The inner-city school in which I began my teaching career was a tough but fulfilling challenge, due to the variety of backgrounds, cultures and languages of the many children. I was fortunate enough to be given a leadership role while I was there, from which I gained valuable experience. I have always enjoyed encouraging children to develop a curiosity and eagerness to learn and embrace new experiences. I believe that self-confidence is the key to ensuring that the students can achieve what they are really capable of, and I aim to develop this in every child that I teach. This shall be my second year at HeadStart, and I am looking forward to starting the term in a new year group and with a fantastic class.

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Rowena Mercado

Deputy
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Hello. My name is Rowena Mercado and I am from Manila in the Philippines. This is my 2nd year at HeadStart as a deputy teacher for Year 6. I’ve been living and teaching in Phuket for almost 9 years now and I could say that my experience has exposed me to different challenges and opportunities in teaching. After my Bachelor of Arts degree in management, I took up my degree in Early Childhood Education and qualified as a professional teacher. As a well-rounded educator I have had the chance to teach and assist different levels of students, including those challenged by autism, learning disabilities and children who functioned on and above their year level. I encourage students’ learning by incorporating creative and fun activities, hands on discovery and through various materials. These methods prove to stimulate students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic growth. I am excited and looking forward to fun learning experiences in this new academic year.

Teacher Introduction

I am an English speaking teacher from the UK, and I was educated and grew up in Somerset. After graduating from Portsmouth University I had a strong urge to travel, and spent some time in Africa and Asia, including parts of Thailand. While I was in Uganda and Cambodia, I volunteered in schools teaching English. This spurred me to return to the UK and complete a PGCE in Primary Education in Birmingham. The inner-city school in which I began my teaching career was a tough but fulfilling challenge, due to the variety of backgrounds, cultures and languages of the many children. I was fortunate enough to be given a leadership role while I was there, from which I gained valuable experience.

I have always enjoyed encouraging children to develop a curiosity and eagerness to learn and embrace new experiences. I believe that self-confidence is the key to ensuring that the students can achieve what they are really capable of, and I aim to develop this in every child that I teach.

This shall be my second year at HeadStart, and I am looking forward to starting the term in a new year group and with a fantastic class.

Deputy Introduction

Hello. My name is Rowena Mercado and I am from Manila in the Philippines.

This is my 2nd year at HeadStart as a deputy teacher for Year 6. I’ve been living and teaching in Phuket for almost 9 years now and I could say that my experience has exposed me to different challenges and opportunities in teaching.

After my Bachelor of Arts degree in management, I took up my degree in Early Childhood Education and qualified as a professional teacher.

As a well-rounded educator I have had the chance to teach and assist different levels of students, including those challenged by autism, learning disabilities and children who functioned on and above their year level. I encourage students’ learning by incorporating creative and fun activities, hands on discovery and through various materials. These methods prove to stimulate students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.

I am excited and looking forward to fun learning experiences in this new academic year.

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