My name is Ashley and I joined HeadStart International School in 2018. I have been a teacher of English for around seven years and have taught English in several different schools around the UK as well as Krabi, Thailand. I studied English Language & Linguistics at The University of Manchester and completed my teacher training course at Edge Hill University in Liverpool, UK. I am extremely excited to be starting the new school year at HeadStart. I am very keen to hit the ground running and have lots of fantastic activities lined up for my new and existing classes. Outside of the classroom, I can usually be found on one of the many sunny beaches on the island. I am also a keen runner and enjoy exploring the island with my running trainers. I’m also well known for being a glutton for punishment, frequently setting my alarm for 2am in order to compete in the many racing competitions around Phuket. Thailand is such a beautiful country and I can’t wait to continue exploring more of it. I am truly looking forward to continuing my journey at HeadStart and providing students with opportunities to allow them to flourish both in and outside of the classroom. High School can be a tough time for some students, and if I can provide students with opportunities that will open doors for them in the future; it’s an amazing feeling.