In wrapping up women’s month this week, Roxanne Stark the deputy principal of Ed-U College, gives insight into her passion for teaching and shares her journey.
Stark currently teaches grade 10 – 12 Mathematical Literacy and Life Sciences, whilst assisting the Executive Principal on a management level.
In addition Stark obtained her Bachelors in Education at NMU, majoring in Economics and Life Sciences. She started teaching at Ed-U College in February 2013.
She was successfully hired to teach grade 10, 11 and 12 Mathematics Literacy, Grade 8 Social Science and Mathematics.
Stark has also taught a range of subjects at Ed-U College and Ed-U Options Academy.
“I have known I wanted to teach since the age of 10 years, needless to say my old teachers are horrified that I am now a Deputy Principal. I was a rebel at school, and always defended the honour of the delinquents.”
Stark furthermore explains how this has come through in her teaching practice. “I believe in an all-rounded school environment, and I believe that I portray this in my classroom, and the school environment,” she said.
She went on to say that she has great love for her kids. “As a matter of fact I would do anything for them, and they are my pillars.”
In conclusion when asking how she juggles all of her work responsibilities, she explained how it takes a lot of skill to develop the ability to multi task and give enough attention to every aspect of the job.
“To be a teacher is an art form. Teaching learners something that you love and seeing them understand, and transcribe this into their lives is magical.”