Hello, I'm Suttiya Jumlongpun (Tiya). I am originally from Chaiyaphum, a province in the northeast of Thailand. In 2019, I graduated from Nakhon Rachasrima Rajabhat University with a bachelor's degree in Education in the English program. After graduating, I pursued my childhood dream of living on an island by moving to Koh Phangan and started working as a Thai teacher at Si Ri Panya International School. I taught Thai as a foreign language to students in Year 1-6 for three and a half years. Additionally, I led a Cookery club for ASA in school, taught Thai to expats, and English to Thai children outside of school. Teaching is my passion, and teaching the Thai language and culture to kids brings me even more joy in my profession. I make sure I provide a positive and supportive classroom environment. I love seeing my students enjoy learning and have fun with my lessons. Witnessing my students' progress and their ability to communicate in Thai is a priceless experience as a teacher. Outside of teaching, you'll catch me hanging out with Rosie, my street-smart dog from Koh Phangan, adopted three years ago. I'm all about soaking up new knowledge and exploring activities that spark joy. In Koh Phangan, I loved training Muay Thai, hiking with friends and Rosie, exploring waterfalls, viewpoints and beaches. I'm passionate about snakes; I used to be a volunteer interpreter, connecting local folks with international grad students and researchers for snake rescue missions in Suranaree University of Technology. And when I'm not in adventure mode, I'm into mindfulness activities, painting, yoga, meditation, reading, drawing, and crocheting. Life's all about the fun mix! Moving to Phuket and the idea of contributing to a new school community, connecting with students, and embracing fresh challenges is such an exciting adventure for me. I'm thrilled to be part of the HeadStart International School family and eager to make learning fun and engaging for students. I look forward to this exciting chapter in my professional journey with HeadStart International School.