Siti Nurrafidah Binte Samat
Deputy Centre Head, MOE Kindergarten @ Springdale
"A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops"
The above quote by Henry Brooks Adams resonates with Fidah and influences her teaching practices. Fidah’s philosophy to teaching is built upon her experiences in Boston as an undergraduate, a study trip to Reggio Emilia as well as professional exchanges with other pre-school educators both locally and overseas. She constantly strives to use the ideas gained in her interaction with the children and the families that she partners with.
Besides being an experienced educator with more than ten years of experience working with children from different age groups, Fidah is also a caring mentor to beginning teachers and students on their field practicum programme. In 2015, she received the Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher award presented by ECDA. In the subsequent year, she also led her team in receiving the 2016 Merit Award for their innovation project - “The 'L.I.P' (Limericks. Improvisation. Poetry) Project!” from ECDA.