Jodi is a passionate South African teacher who is new to Malaysia and excited to be part of the Raffles team. Jodi grew up surrounded by younger siblings and cousins which sparked her desire to follow a career in education. She has a Bachelor of Education specializing in Early Childhood Development and Foundation Phase. With over 12 years of experience in an IB school, Jodi strongly believes in the power of an inquiry approach to build good conceptual understandings. She feels incredibly blessed to work in a career that she finds so rewarding and recognises the responsibility and influence of her position as an educator. Jodi believes in the importance of a positive classroom atmosphere with a student-centered approach. She notes the value of a good student-teacher relationship as a prerequisite for meaningful learning to occur and enjoys sharing her sense of humor with her students.