Teacher Feature – Miss Roz.
Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.
My name is Roz Williamson and I currently teach Year 3 at Nadeen School, Bahrain. It is a true privilege to be here. I am originally from a small town in the North West of England but have recently moved to Bahrain from the United States with my son, Jack (3). After spending 10 years at the British International School of Houston and saying many difficult goodbyes to cherished families and friends in Texas, we have been made to feel incredibly welcome by the Nadeen School community. Thank you.
Why did you decide to specialise in your chosen area?
I knew from an early age that I wanted to become a teacher, and that was because of a handful of passionate, ‘stand out’ teachers, including my parents. Those teachers stood out because they wanted me to succeed and helped me to see that ‘We can do hard things’. Fast forward almost 2 decades (16 years to be exact) and my philosophy for teaching stems from my teachers. The children have one year with me, so it has to be the very best it can be.
After studying for a BA (hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies in the UK, I then completed a PGCE in Wales. SInce gaining my qualifications and embarking on my teaching journey, I have taught every year across the primary school, lead a Year 4 team and proudly co-authored a now Internationally recognised Innovation Curriculum. A highlight of my career so far has been presenting a research paper at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. The highlight was speaking about the impact that the curriculum had on mindset and learning.
What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?
I knew Nadeen School was a perfect fit for me. It is clear that Nadeen is the perfect environment for children to discover a growth mindset and reach their true potential.
How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?
The children at Nadeen love learning and that is evident when you walk around the school. From the minute the children come to school in the morning, you can feel the ‘buzz’ of happy children who are keen to master new skills and learn new things. I am so excited about the opportunities the facilities at the new building are going to provide for our community.