New middle school teacher, first impressions: Ms. Woulfe

Where are you coming from?
Ms. Carolyn Woulfe previously lived in Prague, where she taught at the International School of Prague for three years. There, she taught seventh-grade English and social studies. Before Prague, Ms. Woulfe taught seventh and eighth-grade English at Hong Kong International School.

What subject do you teach/ what position do you hold?
Ms. Woulfe currently teaches eighth-grade English on the orange team.

What were/ have been your first impressions of ASL?
About a year ago, Ms. Woulfe got her first impression of ASL when she watched the flash mob of the first day of school last year on YouTube. The video revealed the environment of ASL and after viewing the video, Ms. Woulfe concluded that ASL is a place which is immensely supportive of children and makes learning fun, as well as a place that everyone enjoys coming to everyday. She was also impressed with the initial training that she received upon arrival at ASL, which consisted of learning about “cultural competency and diversity.” Additionally, Ms. Woulfe was encouraged by the fact that ASL’s mission statement “[isn’t] just something on paper but that it is really something that supports everything that happens at the school.” ASL is also the most “student-centered school” Ms. Woulfe has ever experienced.

What is your favorite part of ASL?
“Absolutely the students!”

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Ms. Woulfe thoroughly enjoys exploring London, writing and reading.

What is an interesting fact about you?
An interesting fact about Ms. Woulfe is that she has jumped out of a plane!

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