As our academic year progresses, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.
After 15 years with St. George’s College, Mussoorie last, where she has also been the Founding Member and Chief Archivist of “The Archives” museum, Ms Afroz Anjum joins Woodstock as an Economics educator. She holds an MBA, a Master’s in Economics, a Diploma in Child Psychology, and a B.Ed. She is self-motivated and finds interest in voiceovers, dancing, singing and theatre.
Where are you from and what subjects do you teach at Woodstock?
I’m from Dehradun and I teach IBDP Economics. I am also teaching Integrated Humanities to MYP here at Woodstock.
What is different about Woodstock from the last school that you worked at?
It’s the international community. I mean there are so many cultures and so much diversity and we are all living as one community coming from different backgrounds.
What is your teaching philosophy?
To make students enjoy learning.
Have you noticed anything different about Woodstock students?
They are well behaved. I feel like they are also inquisitive and they want to go that extra mile to learn something and have that urge to learn new things.
What are your goals for the year?
Prepare the students well so they get good grades, especially in their IB exams. I’m working with IBDP 1 so next year will be their IBDP exams so for them to get a good score and get into a good university!
If you didn’t teach the subjects you are teaching, what would you like to teach?
Maybe acting and dancing.
What is your favourite thing about teaching?
Seeing my students enjoy learning.
What interests and hobbies do you have?
My interests and hobbies…..I am interested in a lot of things. I’d go with dancing, music and theater ; I have directed a lot of plays.
Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?
I always feel very cold. That’s very funny!
Kennisha is a staff reporter
Edited by Kyra