Leisa Grace Wilson – Editorial Director, Teach Middle East
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
My name is Leisa Grace Wilson, and I am a woman of God, wife, mother, educator, entrepreneur and all-around hot mess sometimes. I say I am a hot mess because I am always doing several things at the same time, spinning several plates and sometimes I might lose control. Some may fall, but I am a multi-passionate person, so I like to have my hands full. I am just a regular girl who decided to take Philippians 4:13 and apply it to my life. Yes, I am certainly a regular Jamaican girl living an extraordinary life.
MOFTAH EDUCATION, HOW DID IT COME ABOUT?
Moftah Education was born out of a love for education and educators. I am a teacher by profession. I started my career in education more than 20 years ago, teaching English, Spanish and English Literature. After working in Jamaica and the United Kingdom as a teacher and school leader, I moved with my husband to the United Arab Emirates. When I came here in 2010, I realised that there was no magazine, platform or events which united the entire education space in the UAE and indeed the region. We then decided to start something, at first it was only supposed to have been a website and possibly a couple of meetups every now and again but very soon the idea expanded and Teach Middle East Magazine was born. Today Teach Middle East Magazine is the largest and most widely read education publication in the Middle East for educators.