1. Teacher Profile: Vanila Pakirisamy

Teacher Profile: Vanila Pakirisamy

Published on 15 Nov 2018
Educators' Perspective

Year(s) and Subject(s) Taught


How long have you been teaching? 

11 years.

What do you do in your free time?

During my free time I love travelling and reading. 

Why did you become a teacher? Why did you choose teaching as a profession?

As I’ve always worked well with children, I found my true calling in teaching. Being able to inspire students not only academically but also personally is very fulfilling.

Tell us about your own education journey.

After secondary school, I got a degree in International Business Administration, worked in the administrative field for 5 years and then made a big career change to pursue my passion for teaching. 3 years after working as an assistant teacher in the classroom, I knew this is what I wanted to do, so decided to pursue my PGCE in University of Sunderland and have been teaching in Primary since.

What is the most memorable moment in your teaching career so far?

There is no one or single memorable moment that I can pick out from being a teacher from the past 10 years. The entire experience of being a teacher has been rewarding. As all jobs do, the teaching profession too has its good and trying days, but the best thing about this profession is the person it has made me today. By being a teacher I feel it has definitely made me a more compassionate, caring and patient person.

What do you like most about teaching?

Teaching is a very rewarding career. It not only keeps me on my toes every single day, I also have the opportunity to touch the lives of my students and contribute to make their future bright and productive. With teaching, I also get to continuously grow, and improve my skills through professional development.

What is the best thing about teaching at your school?

Teaching at EIS has been great. The staff are wonderful to work with and the students show great enthusiasm to learning. The children are always eager to learn and explore new concepts and skills, which makes teaching at EIS exciting and rewarding. 

Who or what inspires you?

What inspires me the most would definitely have to be the children and seeing them improve and progress in their learning on a day to day basis. Not only is it inspiring, it is also motivating and fulfilling.   

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