Primary Teaching Assistant
Gemma Manson was born in a small city close to Belfast in the North of Ireland, where she spent most of her childhood years.
Prior to moving to the Netherlands, Gemma worked as a musical theatre teacher in a stage school where she taught dance and drama to children of all ages. It is through this job that Gemma decided to become a teacher and, four years later, completed her degree in Primary Education, specialising in science.
In 2015, she spent a semester in Leuven, Belgium, as an Erasmus student. Most of her time here was spent teaching, studying and working with international groups. This experience sparked her interest in pursuing a career in international education and she is very excited to start teaching at International School Utrecht.
Gemma enjoys being active and spends a lot of time doing sports, dancing and practising martial arts, where she has obtained a 2nd dan black belt in Jiu Jitsu. In addition to this Gemma also loves to travel and is keen to travel as much as she can, now that she is living on the continent!