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Hannah Kuusik

Teacher
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My name is Hannah Kuusik and I am really looking forward to teaching in Reception at HeadStart International School. I am originally from Bristol in the South West of England but moved up North to study French at Sheffield University. This was an amazing experience and I was fortunate enough to spend a year living and teaching in France. After graduating, I continued my studies at Manchester University; gaining a PGCE with Modern Languages Specialism. I have been teaching in Manchester since 2013 and have taught a range of classes from Reception to Year 4. I am passionate about learning and the enriching journey of educational development. It is a huge privilege to work with the young minds of tomorrow and to witness their development and awakening sense of awe and wonder at the world around us. I see my classroom as a little eco-system in which each individual child plays a pivotal role in shaping and nurturing the classroom environment; enabling it to grow into a happy and enriching place of learning. I see children as the key pieces of the learning jigsaw, where through collaborative learning and friendship we can develop each other’s unique strengths and talents. I hope that my classroom at HeadStart will foster a safe and harmonious environment where learning is fun and where children develop confidence, resilience and self-belief. I fully embrace the holistic approach to teaching where the whole child is supported and valued for their own unique qualities. On a personal level, I am passionate about languages and love travelling and meeting new people. I enjoy being active and exploring new places. I am a creative individual and love writing, drawing, knitting and reading poetry and novels. I particularly enjoy running, yoga and swimming so I fully intend to make the most of living and working on the beautiful island that is Phuket.

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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. 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 with my passion of 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 joined HeadStart last August 2015 and this is my third year working at HeadStart International School. I am excited as I’m going back to Foundation again; it’s a great team and place to teach. I am very excited to meet the children and do lots of fun.

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Hannah Kuusik

Teacher
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My name is Hannah Kuusik and I am really looking forward to teaching in Reception at HeadStart International School. I am originally from Bristol in the South West of England but moved up North to study French at Sheffield University. This was an amazing experience and I was fortunate enough to spend a year living and teaching in France. After graduating, I continued my studies at Manchester University; gaining a PGCE with Modern Languages Specialism. I have been teaching in Manchester since 2013 and have taught a range of classes from Reception to Year 4. I am passionate about learning and the enriching journey of educational development. It is a huge privilege to work with the young minds of tomorrow and to witness their development and awakening sense of awe and wonder at the world around us. I see my classroom as a little eco-system in which each individual child plays a pivotal role in shaping and nurturing the classroom environment; enabling it to grow into a happy and enriching place of learning. I see children as the key pieces of the learning jigsaw, where through collaborative learning and friendship we can develop each other’s unique strengths and talents. I hope that my classroom at HeadStart will foster a safe and harmonious environment where learning is fun and where children develop confidence, resilience and self-belief. I fully embrace the holistic approach to teaching where the whole child is supported and valued for their own unique qualities. On a personal level, I am passionate about languages and love travelling and meeting new people. I enjoy being active and exploring new places. I am a creative individual and love writing, drawing, knitting and reading poetry and novels. I particularly enjoy running, yoga and swimming so I fully intend to make the most of living and working on the beautiful island that is Phuket.

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Yieneves Durana

Deputy Teacher
[email protected]

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. 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 with my passion of 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 joined HeadStart last August 2015 and this is my third year working at HeadStart International School. I am excited as I’m going back to Foundation again; it’s a great team and place to teach. I am very excited to meet the children and do lots of fun.

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