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News | 01 July 2024

Who is Eleni Mareti?

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 primary school teacher Eleni Mareti.


What did you do before you started at IES Norrtälje?
I have worked for two years at IES Täby and I have also worked in municipal schools in Stockholm, both primary and middle schools.

What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing is seeing so many individuals and personalities develop every day, and being part of the magical two-way learning that happens, we learn so much from children.

What are you most looking forward to when the school has opened?
It's exciting to be involved in building a school from scratch, you don't get a chance like that every day!

Which one is your favourite song right now?
It's really hard to choose just one song! I love listening to music, mostly on the radio.

Do you have any pets?
I have a 3-year-old Golden Retriever named Love, who brings so much joy to my life!

Tell something about yourself not many people know.
I love the sea! I grew up in Greece, right by the sea, and swimming in the ocean is my favourite place to be on earth!

What was your favourite subject in school?
I have always had a great love for languages! Writing and learning different languages ​​have always been my favourites. English and Greek were my favourite subjects!

Do you have any dreams for the future?
My dream is to travel to as many countries as possible and continue to discover different cultures and languages!

What do you do outside of work?
I love to travel, spend time outdoors with my dog, ​​and explore new places all the time! There's always something new to discover, even in your own town!

What do you do to peak the children's interest and desire to learn new things?
Students love to discover new things all the time, and I love their reactions when they realize how much they can accomplish! By building strong relationships with students and getting to know their interests and personalities, it becomes easier to motivate them.

What is your favourite memory with your students?
I have so many fond memories of my students, it's hard to choose! I will never forget my first students when I moved to Sweden, they wanted me to learn to speak better Swedish and to truly love Sweden! And they succeeded, here I am eight years later!