Where did you grow up/study?
I grew up in the Toronto area in Ontario, Canada, where I also did my studies.

What attracted you to teach at CAIS?
One of the biggest things that attracted me to teach at CAIS is that it is a Christian school. I really enjoy being able to share and discuss my faith, the Bible, and the gospel with students and colleagues. I’ve also heard great things about CAIS from friends and former colleagues who have highly recommended the school.

Biggest challenge and rewarding moment working in education?
The biggest challenge was definitely my first week as a teacher – having to teach solo, acting calm, and pretending everything is under control! The most rewarding moments are when I see former students come back to visit and recollect something we did that they really enjoyed – even small things or events that I totally don’t remember!
Also, when I see students build a growth mindset, try their best, and are finally able to understand a concept or achieve a goal.

What do you miss most about your home when you are overseas?
Some things that I miss about home are my family and friends that I grew up with; the weather, fresh air, and open space, and (ice) hockey!

Can you share one of your favourite bible verses with us?
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15:12