Ms Antoinette Joubert has extensive experience, stretching over a career of more than 40 years. She has been teaching at all levels, from Grade 2 to Post Graduate level. She was a university lecturer for 16 years at Vista University; after the closure of Vista, Ms Antoinette Joubert decided to travel the world and teach on different soil for a while. She taught in the Middle East for more than 12 years, where she quickly rose in rank to Head of English in a well-respected private school in Beirut, Lebanon. Ms Joubert received the Yale University “Educator of the Year” Award for 2016.
“Education is a vocation, not a job” is her motto.
Educators have to realise that they work with the leaders of the future and should therefore do the best they can to make a difference, not only in the lives of the students, but also in the entire community of each student. Moreover, by educating our future leaders, we impact the future of our country. Thus as educators we must realise that our goal should always be to advance our own knowledge and thus advance our students’ knowledge. We have to prioritise our students and equip them for their future in a constantly changing world. Where do you find a higher vocation than that?