Teacher of English and Humanities
I am extremely excited to be welcomed as the newest member of the teaching faculty at Grand Mount International School. I have lived and worked as a teacher in Cambodia for over 5 years now, in both the province of Siem Reap and now the capital, Phnom Penh.
I was born in the historic maritime town of Portsmouth, England. I spent my early life growing up between this wonderful, historical city and the area of Muswell Hill, North London. I obtained my A levels in English Language and Media Studies at college after leaving high school, and then went on to obtain a National Vocational Qualification in Activity Leadership whilst working as an Educational Activity Instructor. I later went into account management within the financial and recruitment industries. Eventually managing accounts on behalf of many blue-chip corporations within the UK, as well as managing my own teams and campaigns. I gained many skills working within these fields that would later serve me well as an educator.
I was always drawn by the culture and history of Southeast Asia, particularly that of Cambodia, so I decided to come to teach here as a volunteer back in 2011. Upon my return to the United Kingdom I realised that teaching English as a foreign language was not only the career path I wanted to follow, but something I was very passionate about. I decided to move to Cambodia in 2015 to teach full-time. Over the course of teaching in Cambodia I have taught ESL, English for Business and worked as an IELTS Proficiency Test Trainer.
In my free time I enjoy reading, as I have a keen interest in history, geography and anthropology. I like getting out of the city when I can and experiencing the areas of outstanding natural beauty, the culture and historical sites that Cambodia has to offer. I am also fascinated by wildlife and I have always been passionate about the conservation of animals.
I am very positive about embarking on this educational journey with Grand Mount International School, and I believe that GMIS offers a sophisticated, well-structured and dynamic approach to education.