theresehovemanIn which class is your child or your children a student?

What is your role within the PTA community?
Class rep 4B

What made you decide to join PTA?
A great opportunity to learn more about the IESL and get a chance to meet other guardians and representatives from IESL. Also a chance to be involved in the development of the school from the PTA horizon.

What would you say is most valuable being engaged in PTA?
It is an important link between the students and the school. It is also a place where guardians can meet and get to know eachother. Knowledge and relations are important to tools for development. Both individually, for me and my family, but also for the class and the school.

Name three positive things about IESL
The focus on education and learning
The clarity of do´s and don’ts and that we are three responsible parts to make it work well: School, student and guardians.
The feedback system. With midterm talks, sun shine calls and Schoolsoft. We get att clear
picture of what´s coming next and how we can support. We also get att check of where we are and why we are where we are (!)

Name one thing you would like to change within IESL
I wished it was possible to get to know more teachers. Especially the ones you know are important in a subject right now. For example. If the student is struggling in spelling in Swedish – it would be great to have the opportunity to have a speed date with the Swedish teacher. Not only on open houses day or by mail.

Name one unexpected similarity you have with another parent at IESL
I am used to be located as the driven person and the leader in a group even if I don´t open my mouth much. In 4B I have located two more ultra-driven parents, Karolina Jeppson and Lars Lindström. I was´t expecting that – and it feels so good to sit in the backseat sometimes.

Give three good advices to all students
You are unique. Always remember the strength in that. For your self and also in relation with others.
Everything nice has a price. If you want to have a good life you need to work (hard) for it.
Attitude is everything. You can choose your future in many ways and it starts with your mindset.

Do you have a nickname?

Where you an A student?
Yes. I liked school and I put a lot of effort into my studies.

What was your dream job when you were little?
Veterinary or archaeologist. Luckily the last one never became reality. I think you need a lot of patience in that job – and that is not my default mode.

What occupation did you end up with?
Leadership- and business developer

Name all cities in Sweden where you have lived.
Varberg, Göteborg, Östersund, Lund

If you suddenly had one more day a week, what would you do?
Physical and mental training

What is your favourite dish?
Fresh mushrooms with ruccola

You will be staying one month on a deserted island. You may bring one person and two items. Who and what would that be?
Robinson Crouse, a knife and a net.

What is the most peculiar thing you have done?
In 1998 I won the Bingolotto-horse on TV4

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Anna Kindberg Batra

What sport would you never practice?

What TV show(s) are you a bit embarrassed to tell that you are watching?
I am right now addicted to Netflix-series like Suits, Breaking Bad and Homeland

What famous person do you have as look-a-like?
Princess Victoria

What social media are you using?


If you would recommend one place on our planet where everyone should go. Where would that be?
To the ”Stairs of separation” on Ellis Island New York.

Name one thing you would like to change in the world
Replace hate and fear with dialogue and education

Name three things that make you extremely happy
Morning coffee, the word hello and to find (my) lost keys


Ms. Therese Hoveman

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