I have stayed in Hong Kong long-term for 7 years. I studied Electronics and Computer Engineering at Napier University of Edinburgh in Scotland. A few months after graduating, I moved to Hong Kong and proceeded to work for fast, upscale company in Hong Kong, managing and maintaining mainframe computers, software backup and installation. The company provided me the chance to travel to different places around Asia as well as districts and different territories in Hong Kong, offering the opportunities to meet different people and gain more experience in cultural diversity.
Passionate about teaching, I made a career change into the field of Education after doing part time tutoring in a tutorial centre in Hong Kong. This inspired me towards working as a teacher within an international kindergarten providing an inquiry-based curriculum. With encouragement from friends, family, colleagues and a huge interest in the field, I studied for a Postgraduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education, acquiring my PGDE in June 2016
Over the past 5 years, I’ve worked with kindergarten children in roles as an educational assistant and then an associate teacher. This experience has provided me an in-depth understanding of early cognitive, emotional and social development. It’s also a unique opportunity to learn about the important relationships between children, parents and educational professionals as well as the relationships between educators and the pedagogical leadership team.
Inquiry-based learning places children’s ideas, questions and observation at the very centre of their learning experiences. Being part of inquiry-based learning, I believe it is important for us as Educators, play an active role throughout the process by establishing culture, moving children from a position of wondering to a position of enacted understanding and further questioning.
I am thrilled to be working and learning with the Fairchild family; being part of the vision that cultivates curiosity, creativity and confidence in children.