Hello, I'm Luke Cotterell, and I bring a diverse range of skills and experiences to my role as a Deputy Teacher. I come from South Africa and am a qualified civil engineer and project manager with a strong passion for education. Currently, I am undertaking my Postgraduate Certificate in International Education through the University of Bath, further fuelling my commitment to providing exceptional learning experiences. For the past two years, I've called Thailand my home, where I've been an enthusiastic educator at Lamai International School on the island of Koh Samui. This unique environment has allowed me to cultivate a global perspective that I weave into my teaching approaches. I'm driven by a strong desire to create an inclusive and open-minded classroom where every student feels empowered to challenge themselves, explore their curiosity, and grow. My journey as a civil engineer and project manager has given me insights into real-world applications of academic knowledge. I leverage this experience to bridge the gap between theory and practice, offering students a well-rounded education that goes beyond textbooks. As a Deputy Teacher, I'm dedicated to nurturing a love for learning, encouraging critical thinking, and celebrating diversity within the educational landscape. My goal is to inspire a new generation of inquisitive minds, fostering an environment where students feel safe to express themselves and embrace all the opportunities learning has to offer.