Welcome Ms. Allie Sutton
It is with great pride that I welcome Ms. Allie Sutton on board to IES Hässleholm. Ms. Sutton will be teaching our years 4-6 in English, Science and Math starting in August. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree for Primary and Junior Divisions at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Ms. Sutton has a strong dedication to education and feels that every student is a unique individual with a different history and set of needs. Recognizing and embracing diversity is critical in building a trusting and inclusive classroom environment. During her practicum experience, she built rapport with students by personally interacting with each student daily and inquiring about their interests. This allowed her to connect with students on an individual level. She ensured a safe space by actively listening to and validating feelings, as well as promoting her students' well-being. In turn, she was able to effectively accommodate all learners by differentiating instruction depending on needs, interests, and abilities. This experience is what we in Sweden refer to as "Mentorship".
On the question of why she wanted to come to Sweden, she says, "My interest in working overseas stems from my curiosity in learning about the world and different cultures, combined with my love of teaching and children. I have given much thought to working overseas and feel an immense amount of support from my family and friends as I begin my career and follow my dreams."
As Principal, I´m proud to welcome Ms. Sutton to our team. I´m certainly delighted to have such a driven teacher from the start. It is my conviction that Ms. Sutton will play a key role in building IES Hässleholm.
Mr. Chris Nilsson
Principal Internationella Engelska Skolan Hässleholm