Nicola Twa

K-12 Art Teacher | Currently teaching at an international school in Istanbul, Turkey
BEd Program Secondary Option (Visual Art and English as a Second Language, 2013)

I completed the BEd program this past summer and in October began teaching at an international school in Istanbul, Turkey. I am the only art teacher at the school and responsible for teaching K-12 which is a lot of work, but I am loving it. My students are so amazing—they are what you call “third culture kids” who have lived most of their lives in countries other than their own. They come from all over the world and speak many languages other than English. My practicum experience teaching EAL students in Richmond helped me take on this feat! So far, this experience has been a great start to my career. Here, I am learning a lot more about what it means to really teach and how to make an impact in the lives of my students.