Year 1 Class Team

Hannah jory – Year 1 JinjaTeacher

Hello, my name is Hannah and I was born in Australia. I started teaching at Ambrosoli International School in August, 2016. Prior to that I was volunteering for a NGO in a village school just outside of Kampala. It was an amazing experience, however I am very much enjoying being a classroom teacher again. I am very excited to be in Year One this year with an amazing team. 

I have a Bachelor of Primary Teaching and a Diploma in Early Child Care. I enjoy various hobbies including reading, cooking, music, yoga, the gym but most importantly travelling. I am an enthusiastic, creative, hardworking and reliable individual. I believe in developing the whole child in a holistic way that enable students to take risks in a safe and caring environment. Where child are able to developed knowledge, understanding and skills whilst challenging their thinking. Sharing my knowledge with my students and being enlightened by them on a daily basis is always a highlight of my job.

This year I looking forward to continually growing as a teacher, as I undertake my masters and learn from the wealth of experience that is available from the teachers staff at Ambrosoli. 

 

Meghan McBride – Year 1 Rwenzori Teacher

My name is Meghan and I am originally from the United States of America. Although this year is my first year teaching at Ambrosoli, it is my seventeenth year as an educator. It is my goal to create a positive, nurturing classroom environment that will provide many opportunities for your child to grow.

Our year will be filled with inquiry-based learning that will enable your child to develop self-confidence and independence. My educational philosophy focuses on educating your child as a whole person. It is my goal is to create a supportive, encouraging, and motivational environment in which expectations are high. In my experience, I’ve found that in such an environment, students are able not only able to reach high expectations, but they often surpass them. I empower students to be risk-takers, particularly when they think and inquire. It is my responsibility to be a positive role model for your child, and therefore, I foster an environment that celebrates the diversity of each member of the community. As a teacher, it is my job to meet my students where they are developmentally and support them on their personal journey towards understanding.

Since I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, I’ve had quite a diverse teaching experience both in the States and overseas. My teaching career began in Boston where I taught First Grade in the inner- city while I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology. From there, my international career began…

Before joining the Ambrosoli family this year, I lived and taught in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Throughout my career, I have lived and worked on five of the seven continents. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling, writing, running (exercise of any kind), and spending time with family, friends, and my Golden Retrievers Vino and Luna. My husband and I met in South Africa and after spending the last three years in the desert, we are incredibly happy to be back in the lush, green wilds of Africa.