Stephanie Jackson

Where are you from? 
I am originally from Zambia, but I have lived in Sweden for 12 years so I feel at home here too.

What do you like most about your country?
The wildlife and national parks

If you would recommend one place for a tourist to visit in your country, where would that be?
South Luangwa National Park

Were you an A student?
During some of my school years but certainly not always!

What was your dream job when you were a youngster?
To be a safari guide or a politician

When you have one day off at home, how would you spend it?
Doing something creative!

How would you network and met new friends in a new country?
Join a book club.

How would you describe Lund in three words?
Cosy, friendly, windy

How would you describe Sweden in one word?
Safe

What is your role at the IESL?
I teach English in year 7 (I only work part time this year)

What made you decide to join IESL?
My family was moving to Lund and IESL seemed like a good opportunity for me to try teaching lower secondary school.

What did you do before you started at IESL?
Taught at the International Baccalaureate Programme at Katedralskolan Uppsala

What are your challenges at IESL?
Working with younger students than I have before

Do you have any clear visions you would like to achieve?
I love working with literature, so I would like to incorporate that into my teaching as much as possible!

Where are you in three years time?
In the bush in Zambia or IESL!

Give three good advices to your students
Be honest, try your best, don’t overdo it!

Name 3 things you find best about Sweden
All children get to go to school, the health care, it’s safe and calm

What do you prefer to eat?
Food from all over the world but mostly Indian food

You will be staying one month on a deserted island. You may bring one person and two items. Who and what would that be?
I would bring my husband Illiam, a copy of the complete works of Emily Dickinson, my leatherman (multitool)

What is the most peculiar thing you have done?
Rescued a baby warthog.

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Some previous presidents of Zambia

What sport would you never practice?
Elephant polo

What TV show(s) are you a bit embarrassed to say that you are watching?
Familjen Annorlunda

Where do you go for your dream holiday?
I would like to go to Zanzibar next

 

Presenting Ms Jackson

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