Being a teacher to me is not a calling or vocation but rather a profession and one I take
seriously. I am investing my time and knowledge and passion in
cultivating a love of learning in others. I hope to inspire my students to question
everything. It is curiosity that enables us to challenge our beliefs, expand our
perceptions and consequently, learn more about one another.
As a History Teacher, I thoroughly enjoy exploring untold narratives and
questioning ‘truths’. I believe the past should never be forgotten but rather
investigated, pulled apart and critiqued. My purpose as a teacher aligns with
what Kierkegaard said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be
I think that teachers play a vital, yet undervalued, role in society. Teaching
young women is a passion of mine especially today, in 2017 and here, in South
Africa. Creating independent, critical thinkers with the skills and self-confidence to
tackle any obstacle or lead in any endeavour is my ultimate goal.
While ‘final outcomes’ and assessment results do matter to a degree, I believe the
true mark of a successful teacher rests in the commitment to constantly learn,
always adapt and consistently spark interest.