My portfolio preparation has enabled me to reflect where I am coming from and where I am going, in short who I am, what I have achieved and what I stand for. It was not easy and took a considerable amount of time, but it was worth the introspection. It was also very difficult to decide what to include and what to exclude. However, I am of the opinion that I do qualify to be nominated for this award, as I am extremely energetic, creative, and innovative. I am a teacher at heart, someone who sees my ‘job’ as calling, someone who takes teaching and learning seriously, and someone that tries to ‘walk the talk’, and at the same time someone who is walking the extra mi

It is evident that I have been transformed in so many aspects. This portfolio is testimony to it. At the same time, it is important to acknowledge that my personal transformation has not ended, as it is an on-going dynamic life-long process.