I grew up alongside my three younger brothers in a happy, loving family in Neuhofen an der Krems. My parents have always been very active in sports and introduced me to many different sport activities from an early age on. Today I enjoy to snowboard in the winter time and during the warmer months of the year I love to go for a run, hike, bike ride or swim.
During my years in nursery school (BAKIP) and my teacher training at the University of Education in Linz for primary schools, I got inspired by progressive educators such as Freinet, Dewey as well as Ellen Key and their ideas of an education that helps children to grow into life long learners, who ask critical questions and inquirer the world around them. My love for other countries, cultures and languages led me then to move abroad for a year to work as an AuPair in the United States of America. I very much enjoyed working with two girls and a boy as well as diving deeper into the English language.
In 2014 I graduated from Capernwray Bible School, Lancashire England, in “Foundations in Christian Life and Service”.
Before I started my first year of teaching, I taught German to Asylum seekers and migrants. Also I tutored a child with special needs, from whom I got to learn how exciting it is to discover the world of language, math and everything else around us.
My very first year of teaching at LISA-JUNIOR broadened my horizon. It is a joy to see children inquiring, asking questions, thinking critically, working independently as well as cooperatively and reflecting on their work and progress. I am convinced that students need a place of warmth as well as safety to ask questions in order to grow as individuals.
“Curiosity in life about all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett