Get To Know is an introductory series on our blog where you can familiarise yourself with our staff and their work at More Than Me!
Education affects the lives of everyone. This was rooted from my childhood. I grew up knowing my mother as a classroom teacher and attended the same school she worked. I observed her role at school and at home and wanted to be like her. I was oriented to shape my quality of life and therefore, education did matter a lot to me; most especially the manner or ways and principles of how children learn and achieved their goals. As a child, I would take the lead and guided our process of ‘play school’ and with this mindset, I was keen about what I did to build my learning foundation.
I later enrolled at the University of Liberia to study Sociology and Anthropology. I graduated from the Kakata Teacher Training Institute (K.T.T.I) and started teaching at the G.W. Gibson Junior High, a public school in Monrovia. Over the years, I have worked as an educator and a social worker in institutions in and out of Liberia. With education, I made sure that I grab the concept to establish and develop firm foundations that will live through time. I continue to inspire myself and push those I come in contact with every time, that we need to educate ourselves and encourage each other as we explore and experiment our ways into a possible future. Let’s remember that as we read and discuss our thoughts, there will always be opportunities, alternatives and solutions that can emancipate the wider society.
On the 9th of September 2015, I joined More Than Me Academy when there was a need for a Principal at the time. I was interviewed, but was asked to serve as a Kindergarten teacher, which I accepted. I worked with the girls to develop their learning skills at a tender age, couple with discipline, ethics and love. After a couple of months, I was asked to serve as Vice Principal after the former Vice Principal resigned. I had to move on, working with a bigger body which included teachers and focused on creating work that made our team strong and happy. A few months later, I was appointed Principal, a position I currently serve.
The girls at MTMA and my interaction with them has been my driving force of motivation. I am always optimistic about the work I do and often look forward to finding innovative ways of making a difference.