Smart Board - Bahrain

Education: B.Sc.H at Trent, B.Ed. (I/S) at Queen's University

Year Teaching: 2

Previous School: Internationella Engelska Skolan Huddinge (Stockholm, Sweden)

Subject and Grade: Grade 8 Earth Science, Grade 9 & 10 Biology

My travel experience: New Zealand, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Macedonia, Bahrain

I decided to teach in Bahrain because: I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and explore a part of the world that I have never been to.

My biggest fear about moving abroad is: Missing friends and family.

This year, I am most excited about: Having new cultural experiences and eating great food.

5 must have items you packed in your suitcase
1.  Charge converters
2. Items that make me feel at home (pictures and my duvet cover)
3. Posters
4. 
Guitar
5. 
Stickers

Famous, must-eat delicacies from Bahrain: shawarma, hummus, tabouleh, dates

Most excited to explore: The Grand Mosque, The Souk

One word to sum up your first year teaching: Multitasking

Favourite Memory from First Year Teaching: Doing a flash mob dance that my students choreographed.

Professional Goal This Year: To maintain a work life balance and make sure that I'm not working harder than my students.