Anna OdehammarIn which class is your child or your children a student?
5A and 7C, I am a proud bonus mother.

What is your role within the PTA community?
I have been the Board Secretary for almost 2 years.

What made you decide to join PTA?
I wanted to engage in the start up of the PTA when the school moved to the new building and be part of creating a great school.


What would you say is most valuable being engaged in PTA?
To get an insight and contribute to your children’s time in school, get to know teachers, staff and other parents.

Name three positive things about IESL
Discipline, great staff and PTA of course.

Name one thing you would like to change within IESL
More engaged parents.

Name one unexpected similarity you have with another parent at IESL
Me and a Katja love to drink wine together. More expected than unexpected though.

Give three good advices to all students
Listen, learn and smile.

Do you have a nickname?
I wanted to have one when I was younger and named myself “Mumsan”, much embarrassing.

Where you an A student?
No, and E/D student. My brother was an A student, but my mother and father always said that I had other qualities and would go far with those.

What was your dream job when you were little?
First, I wanted to be a “godistant”, then a hairdresser and then a copywriter.

What occupation did you end up with?
Executive Assistant.

Name all cities in Sweden where you have lived
Gothenburg (40 years), Stockholm (6 months), Habo Ljung (2 years) and Lund (12 years).

If you suddenly had one more day a week, what would you do?
Train my back and body and play some more padel

What is your favourite dish?
My husband’s risotto, Moule Marinière and anything with chèvre.

You will be staying one month on a deserted island. You may bring one person and two items. Who and what would that be?
Måns, a padel racket and a ball. Then we can be Mums and Mumsan and he can train me in padel.

What is the most peculiar thing you have done?
I have been in a cage with a 5 m long white shark in front of me.

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Anni-Frid and Agneta at a party in Sweden. Huey Lewis and the news at a party after a concert in US.

What sport would you never practice?

What TV show(s) are you a bit embarrassed to tell that you are watching?
I did watch all shows of Desperate Housewives and might have been a bit embarrassed at that time. Now, I am not embarrassed any more and enjoy watching Sveriges Mästerkock, Let’s Dance, Idol, Badhotellet, Mästarnas Mästare, Skavlan, Solsidan, 30 grader I februari etc

What famous person do you have as look-a-like?
Some years ago, people said Meryl Streep.

What social media are you using?
Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

If you would recommend one place on our planet where everyone should go. Where would that be?
Into a cage outside the coast of South Africa.

Name one thing you would like to change in the world
Stop all evilness.

Name three things that make you extremely happy
To see the kids happy, to see my husband happy and to play padel when I am in a flow.

PTA in Focus – Ms. Anna Odehammar

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