Internationella Engelska Skolan Norrtälje is a bilingual school that gives every student the possibility to meet high academic expectations and aspirations, and to navigate an international environment, whatever their background.

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News | 13 June 2024

Who is Abby Caldwell?

It's time to get to know all the teachers and staff who will meet the students at IES Norrtälje in the autumn! Next up is junior years science teacher Abby Caldwell.


What did you do before you started at IES Norrtälje?
I am an education graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with experience working in most primary and junior levels.

What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about this job is watching students succeed, overcome challenges and experience learning that they have accomplished.

What are you most looking forward to when the school has opened?
I am looking forward to meeting the students at IES, and getting connected to the broader school community. I am excited to get into hands-on learning and experiential education.

Which one is your favourite song right now?
It is really hard to pick a favourite song! I love the new Beyoncé album, and the song “Azonto” by Fuse ODG is a great way to start or end the day!

Do you have any pets?
I have two cats, Juniper and Mr. Bingley.

Tell something about yourself not many people know.
When I was 17 my family moved to England for a year while my dad did a teaching exchange. We got to travel and learn new cultures and languages.

What was your favourite subject in school?
My favourite subjects in school were history, English and science.

Do you have any dreams for the future?
My dream for the future is to continue loving my work and getting students engaged in and excited about learning!

What do you do outside of work?
Outside of work I love to be outdoors, by, on or in the water whenever possible. I also love getting involved in sports and games.

What do you do to peak the children's interest and desire to learn new things?
I get my students engaged by finding their interests and connecting what we’re learning to those as much as possible. Real life application of our learning is the best way to engage!

What is your favourite memory with your students?
My best memory with my students… I have so many! Playing soccer at recess, learning new words in different languages with my English language students. When I left my class to go back to teacher’s college, the students performed “Blackbird” by the Beatles for me to say goodbye, and that will stay with me forever.