Published Fri, Mar 01, 2019
Tell us a little about yourself and your teaching career.
My name is Selamawit, and I teach in Hossana Adams Thermal Academy. I teach the Amharic language to several different classes. I have been teaching for 6 years. I graduated from Medawelabo University with a Bachelor’s degree in Amharic language and Literature.
Did you have a favorite teacher when you were in school? Please tell us about them and why they were your favorite.
In this relation, I would like to mention, the teacher whom I consider my role model. Her name is Hamame Deneke. She was an English teacher in Wachamo Preparatory School in Hossana. The love she had for the students, her commitment to deliver the content, her humbleness and motherly attitude was unforgettable.
What inspired you to become a teacher? Why do you enjoy teaching at adams thermal academy?
What inspired me to join Adams thermal Academy was the convenience of the school compound compared to other private schools, the good teaching – learning environment and the sympathy for the students.
How does your faith affect your teaching?
I am a Christian and my faith has positively influenced my career. It has helped me to have compassion to the children and love them. It has also helped me to advise them with the word of God.
Do you have a story to share about a student you have impacted?
I noticed a 10th grade student by the name Almnesh Jemal who required some additional support. Consequently I gave her some support to enable her to follow up her education without any pressure.
What are your future plans for your teaching career? What do you hope to accomplish?
In the future, I would like to upgrade my level of education from Bachelor's to Master’s Degree.
Please tell us about your home life. are you married? Do you have children? What are your hopes and dreams for your family? What activities do you enjoy outside of work?
I am married and have a son. We got married in 2016. It has now been 2 years. Ketsebaot Nuramo is the name of my son. God willing, I would like my son to be a doctor, and for my husband to further study for his PhD which he longs to do. I hope that one day, with the help of God, we will start a humanitarian organization that supports the needy called by the name of my family. Currently, I am attending a fashion design class, and I enjoy designing clothes in my spare time.
Do you have a favorite bible story or verse?
My favorite verse is: Proverbs 10:27
“The fear of the Lord adds length to life but the years of the wicked are cut short.”(NIV)