Internationella Engelska Skolan Norrtälje will open its doors to students in August 2024. It will be 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 | 07 June 2024

Who is Cathrin Peaker?

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 class teacher (lågstadiet) Cathrin Peaker, who has a passion for languages and loves rollercoasters.


What did you do before you started at IES Norrtälje?
Before starting at IES, I worked as a Home Language Teacher in Norrtälje kommun. Prior to that, I worked in the hospitality industry, and I have also worked as a translator and interpreter in different settings.

What’s the best thing about your job?
I have a passion for languages and I am continuously learning something new.

What are you most looking forward to when the school has opened?
I am looking forward to meeting all the students and getting to know them!

Which one is your favourite song right now?
Anything by Imagine Dragons.

Do you have any pets?
Not at the moment.

Tell something about yourself not many people know.
Heights make me nervous, but I love rollercoasters and majestic views.

What was your favourite subject in school?
My favourite subjects in school were languages and physical education.

Do you have any dreams for the future?
Although I have lived in and travelled to many places, there are still quite a few countries I would like to visit. Saint Augustine said it perfectly: "The world is like a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." I want to keep "reading."

What do you do outside of work?
I enjoy the gym and spending time with my family. I like watching my kids play sports.

What do you do to peak the children's interest and desire to learn new things?
I teach to inspire. Inspiration is what makes all the difference.

What is your favourite memory with your students?
I have many fond memories. If I had to pick one, I would say the day we were able to have classes in the schools again after a year of online lessons due to the pandemic.