Qualifications

  • Waldorf Teacher Training Course (Upper School), London Waldorf Seminar
  • MSc (Research) Biology, Bat Ecology & Bioacoustics, University of Bristol
  • BSc Biology (Botany and Ecology), Universidad del Valle
  • iBSL, British Sign Language Level 2
  • Fenascol, Colombian Sign Language

Paula Emery – Upper/Middle School Teacher Science

Paula is our Upper/Middle School Teacher specialising in Science, Biology and Ecology. She also carries the role of Class 8/9 Guardian and teaches Maths in Middle School.

Paula has 12 years’ experience teaching Science and Biology from age 11 to further education in a range of diverse settings including as a Middle School Science Teacher; Biology Teacher in secondary schools; Animal Science Lecturer in further education; and Science Teacher on the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

Paula is a flexible and creative teacher with a natural interdisciplinary approach and a commitment to connecting learning to real world experiences. She has worked with a broad range of curricula and assessment programmes including the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum; GCSE, A-Levels and BTEC; International Baccalaureate and the US Common Core. She also has teacher training in Concept-based Teaching, Differentiated Instruction, Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, Special Educational Needs, Teaching for Understanding and Visible Thinking.

Paula has a BSc in Biology (Botany and Ecology), and an MSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Bristol and Steiner Upper School Teacher Training at the London Waldorf Seminar in London. Paula is from Columbia and is bilingual in Spanish and English and also in Colombian and British Sign Language.

Paula has a wealth of knowledge, understanding and experience in supporting students effectively in all aspects of their learning (academic and pastoral). She is creative, inclusive and enquiring teacher who is committed to supporting all learners in a diverse, mixed-ability class. She has experience in helping students with English as an Additional Language, deafness and hearing impairment, ASD and dyslexia, and a good understanding of Mental Health issues in young people.