Where did you grow up/study?
I grew up in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and spent my student years in the splendid city of Cape Town.

What attracted you to teach at CAIS?
From my very first interview with CAIS, I knew it was the right place for me. The staff and ethos of the school exude Christ’s love for His children alongside a standard of excellence and diligence.

Biggest challenge and rewarding moment working in education?
The biggest challenge for me as a teacher is endeavouring to remain a lifelong learner. It helps me understand and empathise with my students if I can put myself in their shoes. My current learning goal is to master some basic Cantonese!

What do you miss most about your home when you are overseas?
I find great joy and reward when I simply have fun with my students, whether through dance, play, or silly stories. When I am abroad, I miss my dogs the most! I try to video call with them but they have not yet learnt how to answer the phone.

Can you share one of your favourite bible verses with us?
One of my favourite scriptures and one that I pray over my students is Psalm 16:11. “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”