I am a South African teacher, a creative and a postgraduate researcher with an interest in all things that relate to education.
I was born in South Africa in 1985 and spent most of my childhood in a coastal area of Cape Town, called Muizenberg.
I had the good fortune of going to Westerford High School, where I met many wonderful people, who inspired me in many ways and contributed to making high school into a mind-expanding experience.
After graduating from Westerford I did a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology, while playing in a variety of music/performance projects.
In 2010, at the age of 24, I signed up for a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the University of Cape Town. It was at this point that I discovered my passion for education. With this boost in motivation, for the first time in my life began to apply myself to my studies and to gain a clearer sense of my academic potential. After deservedly failing my first PGCE essay at UCT, I managed to achieve a high enough average by the end of the year to be fast-tracked into UCT’s Master’s in Education programme. Seeing my own transformation from a hopeless, disengaged student, into an engaged, passionate student has given me faith in the potential within every student.
In 2014 I went to South Korea as an EPIK teacher. In my first year I worked in two rural middle schools in Cheongju, before being transferred into a dream job in a foreign language institute in Chungju City. After four happy years in Korea I returned to South Africa to finish off my Master’s thesis and to seek opportunities to resume my teaching career in South Africa.