Leader of Humanities Department
Geography and Global Perspectives Teacher
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Hi! My name is Viorel Căpățînă. I was born in Brașov, a city surrounded by natural beauties and I think this is one of the reasons why I love nature in all its states, shapes and sizes.
As a lifelong learner, I have had the chance to experience different levels of teaching starting from primary, going through middle school, high school and university, approaching different teaching methods and curricula.
I graduated from Al.I.Cuza University from Iasi, Faculty of Geography and Geology; Geography – Foreign language (English).
I hold an MA in Soil Science, a Ph.D. in Geography (Geomorphology) and some other certificates (National Teaching Certificate, MYP Certificate in Humanities, DP Certificate in Geography, DP Certificate in Environmental Systems and Societies).
I have been working in both public and private schools in Romania and abroad (Singapore) teaching mainly Geography/Humanities and Ecology (Environmental Systems and Societies).
I consider myself an open-minded person, with a great sense of humour, active and anytime ready for adventure. Working in Singapore gave me the chance to participate in several volunteering activities (MacRitchie Nature Reserve awareness walks, giving a helping hand in a stray dogs shelter, helping a famous old Singaporean orchid grower and collector -Koh Keng Hoe) and in this way I came in contact with different people, mentalities, cultures, traditions and languages.
As a Geography and Biology teacher, I strongly believe that we, humans, are just tiny components of the entire natural system that is our planet – The Earth.
I think that teachers have the role of helping and guiding the students to find their own path in life.
And like many of my colleagues, I love traveling, experiencing different cuisines and I do bird watching all year round, anytime I have the chance. So, due to my passion for birds, we now have a club for bird watching in the school. All the activities we do teach students about the amazing and interesting world of these winged creatures.
I am already an old community member and I can clearly state that this is a healthy, open and challenging environment. Here I am ready for new challenges together with my Avenorian team!