I am a passionate educator, an ardent reader, a food lover, an avid traveler, a health freak, and a music and culture enthusiast. Like my multiple identities, I have also been a successful executive headhunter, a dedicated human capital and strategy consultant, and a persistent advertising sales executive in what seems like another lifetime ago. Currently, I am a grade 1 Primary-Years-Program (PYP) teacher at Stonehill International School in India.
Like many of my students, I am the product of an international IB World School. I am a Thai citizen, third-generation person of Indian origin who grew up in a home and culture that upheld two sets of different yet overlapping eastern values. At the same time, I studied in an international school environment that embraced the best of the west with students from all over the world. I pursued my tertiary education across three continents, starting from the very young age of 16 and have lived in Thailand, The United States, Singapore, Australia, and India. It has taken a lot of studying, experimenting, traveling, maturing, and more studying to finally find my passion and calling as an educator. I know this is the right line of work for me because I love working with children. I no longer get the Monday blues.
While I am still relatively new to this profession, the learning curve has been steep with the right mentors, professional development and training, and genuine dedication. I bring with me knowledge and experiences from the corporate world which serve me well in working independently and collaboratively in teams, being efficient and punctual with documentation and deadlines, managing parent and colleague relations and expectations, and being results-oriented by equipping my students with the skills and knowledge to achieve success. I believe my enthusiasm and dynamic personality have enabled me to develop a strong rapport with my students, allowing them to see me as both a teacher and a friend. This relationship provides me with the platform to be a more effective educator and enables my students to embrace learning without a fear of failure.
I look forward to my next adventure and challenge at an international school with a collaborative work culture which embraces and promotes diversity, academic excellence, personal growth, and global-mindedness among its students.