Spotlight On: Therese Howarth

Posted July 6, 2019 in Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights By Community Relations

Mrs Therese Howarth is a Middle School teacher at Wesley College. For over 10 years, Therese has been an outstanding contributor to the Middle School journey of many Wesley students.

Why did you become a teacher?

To be honest, I had a terrible time at school with teachers that showed no understanding of how I thought differently so I decided to become a teacher to particularly help students who are unique – unique with their thinking and their personality. I love working with the young minds of the future and helping them reach for their dreams in life. I love being a part of their journey.

What’s your favourite teaching memory?

After many years of teaching and in so many parts of the world from teaching Royalty to street kids, I would have to say working with disadvantaged students around the world who had nothing and no one to go home to and making a difference for them each day. When just one student returns years later to tell you you made a difference – that’s what makes it all worthwhile.

Why Wesley?

Because Wesley accepts all students and works to bring their hopes and dreams to life. Wesley allows teachers to flourish as much as it does the students. That’s commitment and that’s why Wesley.

Favourite quote?

‘To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream: not only plan, but also believe’ – Anatole France.

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