Eng-SandraChan

Ms Sandra Chan

I graduated from Durham University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies (First Class Honours), and from King’s College London in 2015 with a Master of Arts in English (Distinction). Studying Literature in the UK for 4 years was an incredible experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons I attended as well as the opportunities I had for independent research on war writing.

Prior to joining Eunoia Junior College, I taught English Literature and Language at a few secondary schools and General Paper at a junior college. Drawing on personal experience, I was happy to mentor students in performing arts and student leadership groups. Out of curiosity and with an interest in expanding my horizons, I have also gone on internships to explore the growing arts and heritage scene in Singapore. My biggest joys in teaching come from the moments when my students find meaning in and passion for the subjects and projects they pursue. I completed my teacher training at the National Institute of Education in 2017, and I am excited to be teaching the pioneer batch of students at Eunoia.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to teach, thanks in large part to the teachers and tutors who have played such special roles in my life. Having grown a great deal through my own journey as a student, I believe in the transformative power of education in shaping and challenging one’s values and perspectives.

In the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.’ I am inspired by the determination of the teachers around me to make Eunoia a place where students learn to be inclusive, to appreciate difference and diversity, and to be humbled by the lives and stories they encounter in the community.

As per Eunoia’s college ethos, I encourage every student to be a ‘Thinker with Heart’, to empathise with people and to see the world through the eyes of others. I seek to create a learning environment in which students feel safe and empowered to explore new ideas and to take ownership of their decisions.

 

Sandra joined the college as a pioneering member of staff in 2017.