Welcome from Ms. M

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Greetings! Welcome to FS 1/2 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

My name is Marie McClellan, or, as my students call me, Ms. M. I am very excited to be starting a new year here at HFS as the FS 1/2 Class Teacher. We’ve got a lot of great things in store this year. I am thrilled to be using our new IEYC curriculum which is play-based and full of hands-on enquiry and exploration.

Just to tell you a little bit about myself, I am from New Brunswick, Canada along the Atlantic coast. My father still lives there but my brother is in Japan. I have been teaching for 13 years – beginning my career in Korean hagwons, then Korean public school, an international school in Indonesia, a bilingual school in China, and finally returning to Korea where it all started to work here at HFS. My undergraduate degree is in Multimedia Studies from the University of New Brunswick and my B.Ed. is from Queen’s University.

In my free time I love to travel, knit, and cook. I have been all over Asia – Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Just this summer my family went to Thailand. It was a wonderful experience because my brother-in-law was able to join us travelling all the way from his home in Ohio. I cook a variety of foods from Indian to Ethiopian, to comfort food from Canada. I’ve been knitting since 2003 and love to make hats and mittens. I love the autumn when it’s time to wear all that knitwear again. I also spin my own yarn. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and getting to know some new friends over the upcoming academic year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me. My door is always open.