Interview Mrs. Gopa

Priyanka Gopakumar

Hometown

I come from India,  a country which is famous for its great cultural and traditional values.

Job Title

PYP 5&6 Class teacher, Art teacher & Assistant teacher 

Tell us about your background?

I am from the south of India but was brought up in the west of India and got married in the North of India. I come from a joint family;  for me,  it’s a blessing  to be able to form a basic connection with all the family members. We had a balanced upbringing as kids, and we receive tremendous support in times of distress.

“Love your family.  Be kind and  serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short”. This is what I and my family have always strongly believed and have been following till today. 

What inspired you to be a teacher? 

Truly speaking, I never thought of being a teacher. My passion was totally something else. It all started during my high school when my fellow classmates were totally dependent on me for their exams. They would come to me to learn and take notes. Teaching them helped me explore more about the subjects. 

“To learn is to change.“ That saying really captures a feeling that has always been an influence on me simply because I see all positive changes happening in my life. I got a job offer from a renowned school unexpectedly and this is how I ended up teaching at a very young age.

What is the best part about your job?

The best part of my job is building relationships with kids, watching them grow, seeing them ‘making it ‘and knowing that you can play a small part in their life achieving their dreams for which you would be remembered for the rest of their life.

What do you hope to achieve by being a teacher?

I want students to achieve to the best of their capabilities. I want to motivate, model, inspire students and want to bring big difference in their everyday lives.