Anna Mulford – Secondary Music Teacher at Lossie High School
Anna wanted to become a Teacher for as long as she could remember and after having an inspiring experience of music in school, Anna developed a passion for Music Teaching.
After completing secondary school, Anna decided to combine her love for music and teaching by undertaking a Music Education Degree at Aberdeen University which allowed her to do both.
When Anna was younger, she undertook various activities with children to know for sure if teaching was the right career path for her. Anna helped at holiday clubs, youth events and was also a young leader in Guides – all making her stand out from the crowd in her interview at Aberdeen University. Anna said,
“If you are wanting to become a teacher work experience is key! You have to gain as much experience with young children and teenagers as possible, as this is what will increase your chances of becoming a teacher.”
In Anna's probation year, she moved to the Moray area as her placement was at Elgin Academy. She said,
“I worked with a great team at Elgin Academy - they gave me so many opportunities and supported me to succeed. I’m very pleased that I was allocated to Moray for my probationary year as the communities in which Moray schools sit and the young people themselves are so different to what I experienced in Aberdeen - where I had my previous placements. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, with a great community spirit!”
Once Anna completed her probationary year, she then applied and was successfully appointed to the position of Music Teacher at Lossiemouth High School. Two years on, Anna is still teaching at the school and is loving every moment.