Hello everyone, My name is Sue and I hold the position of Thai teacher here at HeadStart International school. Last year, my first at the new campus went very well. It was another fabulous year of teaching and learning for teachers and students at HeadStart. It is clear that our continuing success comes from good leadership, highly qualified teachers, a strong curriculum, and outstanding effort from the students. This is my third year working here and I am happy to continue working with great colleagues and students. Over the past fourteen years I have taught students from Year 2 to Year 10 and I have worked in a variety of schools. Previous to this post I taught at British International School Phuket (BISP) as a Secondary Thai teacher for just under 8 years. Firstly I worked as a Teaching assistant, then I was promoted to the position of Second language Thai teacher in the Secondary school until I left the school in 2013. I left because I felt the need to find new challenges and opportunities. The skills I learned were invaluable but it was time to use them in a different capacity to further enhance the learning of my students elsewhere. This is why I came to HeadStart. I am always very professional, honest, and sincere in my approach, both with students and parents. I strive to keep up with current teaching practices and have worked hard to continually upgrade my teaching skills by attending additional training courses and workshops. My passion for teaching comes from a love of learning. My aim is to get students interested and excited in what they are learning about and even to get them to decide what they want to study more. I have undertaken some key roles in providing opportunities for our new staff in a number of areas. I have an additional role as an instructor for the Thai Language and Culture course for new non-Thai teachers as well as a mentor for the many traditional Thai events held at the school. I welcome all parents to contact me about their child/children’s progress and I hope I am successful in making every effort to make them feel comfortable in doing so. It is important for teachers and parents to work together to create a positive learning environment for the students.