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Q&A with Hannah Thiel, ELC Educator

1. Where were you before this and what persuaded you to join Concordia College?

I previously worked at Navigator College Early Learning Centre in Port Lincoln before moving to Adelaide at the end of 2019. Having lived in Port Lincoln for most of my life, I decided it was time to make a change and I was fortunate enough to get a position working as an Educator in the Early Learning Centre at Concordia College in 2020.

2. Three words to describe you.

Genuine, thoughtful, creative.

3. What is your motivation or inspiration in your role?

I feel very grateful and blessed to work with children in the early years, they bring so much joy and enthusiasm to their learning. I work within a wonderful team in the ELC who inspire and encourage professional growth as an early years Educator every day.

4. If you had a superpower, what would it be?

If I had a superpower, I would grow more arms! Sometimes we need it in the ELC!

5. Who would you invite to a dinner party of six guests and why? Alternatively, tell us something you might like to share that we could not possibly know?

If I could invite any six guests to a dinner party, I would invite my four grandparents, who are all sadly deceased, and my parents. I didn’t get to meet two of my grandparents as they had both died before I was born and the other set lived interstate so it was hard to see them regularly. I think it would be so fascinating and special to hear their life stories, learn from them and laugh with them. I believe intergenerational relationships are so important to have for shaping the future as we can learn from the older generations' wealth of knowledge.