Teachers

Nelleke Marcus is in 2012 verhuisd naar Prenton(Wirral) met haar man en drie kinderen. Daarvoor gaf ze als gekwalificeerd docent les op verschillende basisscholen in Nederland, onder andere in Amsterdam, Amersfoort en Groningen. Ze begon met lesgeven op een international school in Uganda. Toen Nelleke daar werkte, werd er in Kampala een Nederlandse school opgestart. Er werd begonnen met een Bovenbouwklasje, waar Nelleke de eerste juf van was. Op onze Nederlandse school geeft zij les aan de middenbouw, groep 3, 4 en 5.

 

 

Karen Hoekstra completed her teacher training (Pabo diploma) in 2002 and taught at various primary schools in Schagen. She then studied English at the University of Amsterdam. As part of her degree, she spent a year in Manchester. After completing her studies, she moved to the UK in 2009, and now lives in Upton, Chester, with her partner Craig and their two children Finn and Isla. Karen teaches the preschool class.

 

 

Annemarie Hurst (van Veldhuizen)moved to Standish (Wigan) with her husband in 2012, and their daughter Elena was born there. Before that, she taught English as a second language in the UK. In the Netherlands, she completed her teacher training as an English Teacher in 2011 and then taught English at a high school in Ermelo for a year, before getting married and moving to the UK. Annemarie teaches years 4 through 6.

 

 

Ria van den Nieuwboer has lived in the UK for over thirty years and used to work as a Project Manager for an English company in Turkey, Czech Republic and China. She speaks four languages and has a BA in Sociology. Ria completed a TESOL course in Seville, Spain, where she taught English to both children and adults. She has been working as a self-employed Dutch language tutor for years. She lives in Poynton and has a son, a daughter and 5 grandchildren. Ria started teaching Dutch when her own children were little. She is now very busy teaching private lessons as well as Dutch for business and translating. She has been a supply teacher at de Luchtballon for a few years.