“Although this is only my second year at Bloom, I have already been through a great number of experiences which have contributed to my sense of true belonging here. What has warmed my heart and drawn me to the school since the very beginning is the spirit of having another family at school. The time we all spend together and all the experiences we share contribute to creating such strong bonds in this microcosm (because “Bloom” is not a school in the traditional sense of the word, but rather a microcosm).
My students have made me laugh so many times! I have accompanied them through arrays of emotions, adventures, problems, and worries. I have seen them grow, interact with each other, read their first words, write their first letters.
My colleagues have welcomed me, supported me, made me laugh, and taught me the true meaning of teamwork and dedication. As our students’ role-models, those are exactly the values we seek to instill.
All in all, teaching English is not my only responsibility here. I have been challenged in numerous ways and have developed skills beyond my personal expectations . Finally, taking an individual, yet holistic approach allows me to support every aspect of a child’s development and I get to create strong relationships both with little and big humans in this wonderful community.”
Ena Kačunović, English language teacher