As a Third-Culture Kid, l had the benefit of experiencing both a Singapore and New Zealand education experience. Those were vital in shaping my perspective of education around the world. In my seven years of education in New Zealand, I was awarded the House Distinction Award from Macleans College in Auckland.
l graduated from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and Political Science. After which, I returned to Singapore to serve in the military service for two years. I then joined the Ministry of Education, and graduated from the National Institute of Education, Singapore with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and thereafter a Masters in Management and International Business.
I first started the teaching career in Singapore as a trained English, History, and Social Studies teacher at a Secondary School. During this time, I was appointed as a subject head of national education. A few years later, I joined the Singapore Education Ministry Headquarters serving in the Curriculum Planning Division. Over the course of my career in Singapore, I have received numerous awards. Some of these awards include “Best Research Paper in the International Redesigning Pedagogy Conference” (2013), school-based awards as well as a national award.
In 2015, my family and I moved to Wuhan and served as High School Social Studies teacher at Wuhan Yangtze International School, before becoming the Secondary Principal in 2016.