After graduating from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor
of Science (Second Upper Honours) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry,
I worked at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) as
a research officer before deciding to pursue my childhood ambition
to become a teacher in 2010.
I started my teaching career in a junior college which had a caring and
nurturing environment and emphasised the holistic development of students.
I was privileged to work with passionate and dedicated colleagues to conceptualise
student leadership and student development programmes. My proudest moments
were witnessing my students overcoming personal barriers and in the process,
uncovering their hidden strengths and growing in confidence and maturity.
Being immersed in a school with a strong staff development culture
instilled in me the importance of mentorship and lifelong learning.
I moved on to spend three years at the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST)
where I was given the opportunity to explore pedagogical innovations and
broaden my perspectives on the educational landscape in Singapore. Through
my interactions with educators from different fields and expertise, I saw
a myriad of possibilities in the future of teaching and learning. The experience
affirmed for me the important role our schools and classrooms play in preparing
our students to be ‘future-ready’.
Knowledge acquisition alone is insufficient in a world of constant change.
As an educator, I believe that my role goes beyond merely equipping our
students with knowledge and preparing them for a high-stakes examination,
but to nurture them as independent thinkers and develop their ownership
and love for learning.
Eunoia’s vision for our students to be ‘Thinkers with Heart’ resonates
strongly with me and my aspiration for our students is that they will grow
to be able to think beyond themselves, to have empathy and care for
the people and the world around them. I hope to anchor our students in
values, so that they will have the courage to follow their internal GPS
and persist in doing the right thing even if it means going against the