Paul Friel has been part of the TI project and family from day one I graduated from Queens University, Belfast in 1984 and taught in the same school for the next 25 years.
I came to Denmark in 2009 and began working in international schools until I joined the International in May 2016.
I have been at the International since the very first day and I love being at the school. It encompasses all that is good about education, personal development focus and academic focus.
Meeting students from all around the world is a great experience for me as I grew up in a bipartisan society.
Graduated from Queens University, Belfast in 1984
I lived in Northern Ireland for 48 years and taught for 25 of those years.
To prepare them for the tests of life which they will undoubtedly face. To give them a backpack of skills which they can use for the rest of their lives and add some good academic results - which is the icing on top.
Right now I teach English at TI and also a class at VI.
I am also one of the student counsellors responsible for the academic, personal and social well being of the students. A task I am passionate about as the students welfare is at the core of what we do at the school.
I have two electives going on right now: Street basketball at our brand new state of the art facility and my beloved sport... golf.
Note from students and colleagues: Paul knows a million idioms, weird words and jokes. We don't always understand them - but he always makes us laugh.
TI encompasses all what I personally believe in terms of educating young people. Giving them the skills and techniques they will use. Opening their minds up to the ever-changing world and giving them good grades that they can use to move on up the educational ladder.