By Mahenau Leghari
Mrs. Gannon is one of the many new teachers at DAA this year, and is an Economics and Entrepreneurship teacher. She moved from Abu Dhabi and has a passion for teaching and making an impact on students’ lives. The Pawprint asked a couple of questions to get an insight to her professional life and hobbies.
What made you decide to start teaching? Why Economics and Entrepreneurship?
I went into teaching because I thought I had an excellent skill set, and I love the company of children. In college, I majored in Economics because it was a field with few women and I found it very interesting. I was never an English or a Science type of person.
Where were you before you came to DAA?
I lived in Abu Dhabi and taught at Gems American Academy.
Why did you move to DAA?
I wanted to experience a bigger city and a new challenge, like a larger school.
What do you like about Dubai?
I like the diversity. I really enjoy working with students and colleagues from all around the world.
What is the best part of your day as a teacher?
The best part of the day is when I deliver a lesson and the students understand and master a topic. It’s the sole purpose of teaching: making sure your students learn and apply what you’ve taught, and that makes me very happy.
What are your hobbies?
I like keeping myself physically active and fit. I go on runs and play tennis and golf regularly. I also enjoy the arts and I find it a very relaxing way to keep myself healthy.
DAA welcomes Mrs. Gannon and we’re excited to see where this new academic year takes us!