Gioia van Hijkoop

Gioia van Hijkoop

 BEd (Bachelor of Education)
Lerarenopleiding Basisonderwijs
Thomas More Hogeschool, Rotterdam

Teaching Assistant
ROC Mondriaan, Naaldwijk

Teacher at De Esdoorn since 2023

My name is Gioia van Hijkoop and I am 23 years old. I am from Naaldwijk, which is a village in South Holland (the Netherlands). In the school year 2022/2023 I graduated as an elementary school teacher at the Thomas More Hogeschool in Rotterdam. During my studies I followed a specialization in the young child. In addition, this past school year I was a teacher within unit 7/8 at the Joannesschool. This is a school that uses unit education where regular classes are replaced by groups with different age groups.

After college, I left almost immediately to Canada to live in Vancouver with my boyfriend. De Esdoorn quickly caught my attention because I believe that Dutch education is incredibly valuable and I would like to start passing on my enthusiasm in Dutch traditions.

As a teacher, I try to be involved with children and parents while building a good bond of trust. I find working at de Esdoorn a very nice challenge and I look forward to helping children and adults with the Dutch language and culture!

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