08 Nov Davaughn’s Diary
A welcome to a new teacher
A welcome to new teacher: Our new Director of Learning-English and Literacy, Miss Parker. With the influx of new teachers, Miss Parker, a new English teacher as well as the new Director of Learning for English and Literacy, has made the cut in our ruthless student led process of teacher recruitment. Miss Parker chose our school because of our “sense of community” and in a “terrifying interview with the student panel, I could see students who were fiercely loyal and extremely proud of their school”. This exact loyalty is something Hamlet would do, but it will not be our downfall.
From childhood “it’s cheesy but I always wanted to work with English and education. I love books and talking, so it’s the perfect job!”. This is not surprising because if you have been in any one of her lessons, you can hear the passion in her voice as well as the love of books and plays. Being a teacher, what does it mean to be. “Inspiring, brilliant, kind, sensitive, intelligent, motivational” her academic teachers had such an impact that it made her want to do the same.
However, when asked what the most challenging thing about teaching, Miss Parker responded that “teaching can be a challenging job with governmental pressure and changes that sometimes distract and take away from the core joy and pleasure of the job which is working with young people.”
By the end of this year Miss Parker wants to feel like she has taught and supported many students across the year to feel happy, motivated and to actually care about English as well as their own futures.
Davaughn Year 13