Nancy Mylona Staff Reporter The Pawprint
DAA welcomes one of the newest members of the DAA staff community; Mademoiselle Sarah Veroida! Miss Veroida, teaches French in high school, and is extremely passionate about helping her students reach their full potential in languages. The Pawprint asked Miss Veroida a series of questions that gave us an insight on her life!
Where did you work & live before coming to DAA?
Before coming to DAA, I taught French for seven years at AUD (American University in Dubai) and I’ve been living in Dubai for twelve years.
What inspired you to come to DAA?
I really enjoy teaching, but at AUD we didn’t have a lot of opportunities to teach languages at different levels. I wanted to be able to teach a variety of different classes & levels, yet still continue to teach at an American based school, so that is why DAA was the best option for me.
What inspired you to become a french teacher?
From a young age , I was extremely passionate about words, letters, and languages. I believe that if you enjoy learning languages then you also like teaching languages.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever experienced?
The craziest thing I’ve ever done is doing an orienteering race in the middle of a mountain forest in Turkey. (Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation) I competed for about three days with an eight kilo backpack which consisted of food & our tent.
Which college did you go to & did you enjoy it?
I very much enjoyed my college years, and I was mainly studying in Paris at La Sorbonne university. Throughout my college years I didn’t only study French, but a few other subjects as well, which interested me.