ON A PROFESSIONAL NOTE

A normal day in my life : Quiet time @ 6:00;  then rise and shine – breakfast, kitchen, hubby, dog, lunch for Callaboy – off to  school – teach and tutorials till 15.00 – then extra murals /watching son play sport/prepping till 17.00; shopping and off home – homework time and then supper and hubby time; bed and book/prepping time by 23:00ish

The special interests in my area of business/expertise are: Teaching English; coordinating awards events; head of Reporters; collating newsletter articles; reaching out to those in need – albeit emotionally or otherwise…

What I love most about my field of interest is: I work with God’s most special creations – children

Some of the defining moments in my career have been: when any of my learners thank me for being there for them…

 

YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL

My family –  Married to Mark for  29 years! – 3 children: Ché – 23; Räyn 20; Cal – 12.

My hobbies and extra mural activities include: Reading; Theatre,Camping,Hiking,Gym

It is important for me that my personal time includes: Time with God

 

YOUR PERSONAL INSPIRATION

My favorite quote is: Balance is key by me (arrogant isn’t it?)

I am inspired by Jesus

Hilary Daniels offered me mentorship/a role model and taught/inspired/ connected me to my purpose

The female role model who I believe inspires others in my field of interest is Sylvia Steyn (my principal)

The male role model who I believe inspires others in my field of interest is Abrie Cilliers (past principal and my dad – RIP)

 

LIVING A LEGACY

My personal message to the world is : To live in the here and now and experience it fully; keeping in mind that this moment will never be repeated so one had better use it well and leave a positive footprint.

Mentorship is important to me because I learn can learn something new and become wiser every day

I believe support/giving back to the community is important because I care.

 

AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR COUNTRY

If you were to visit my city, I would personally recommend that you visit Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Blouberg Beach…

 

SOME OPTIONAL QUESTIONS AND OTHER THOUGHTS

The best piece of advice I ever received was to make the most of every day

The secret to my success is balance, love, passion and care

The literature that has influenced my life includes the Bible, all works by: Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, W.Somerset Maugham…

My views on living a life of balance is that it is the only way of living

To make our world a better place, I believe the key ingredient would be to live unselfishly and to care about those around you and the environment more than you care for yourself

 

Full Name: Sue Smid

Designation: Head of English & Events Co-ordinator, Parklands College: Secondary Faculty

Contact Email: ssmid@parklands.co.za

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