Miss Nicola Brown BDes, PGDE Teacher of Art & Textiles/3rd Assistant Housemistress, Old Poplars
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
I am the Textiles and Art teacher.
I have volunteered to help with DoE at the weekends as well as help out with boarding duties if and when I can.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
Before I started work in Bethany I worked in a school in Scotland. Before that I was a freelance designer.
What is your favourite quotation and why?
“What’s for you won’t pass you by.” – this was a saying my Granny used to say to me and is one I will always use.
What was your favourite subject at School and why?
I used to love Art at school but I was also a massive fan of Craft and Design and also PE and those departments were where I spent most of my school life.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
Bethany is a lovely place to work and has a great community and family feel to it. I feel I am surrounded by supportive staff and am encouraged to be as creative as I can be as a teacher and as a person.
Who is your hero and why?
My Grandfather was such a positive, ambition and generous man with so many interesting and fascinating stories about his life. I adored him and he was without a doubt a real hero figure in my life.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
If I wasn’t a teacher I think I would want to be a doctor, although I don’t think I could handle people in pain!