Leah Parkes, Speers Point

My inspiration for becoming a teacher was projected for me at an early age. I never considered becoming a teacher because of my shyness and inability to talk in front of a class. When I went to uni after having my children, I studied for a Science degree (as it frustrated me that chemistry was my worst subject) followed by a Dip Ed. I was immediately employed and have enjoyed an amazing and fortunate career since my graduation.

Thank you to Mr Cooper my amazing English teacher at Swansea High School for planting the seed of thought that led me to a very rewarding and satisfying career.

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