MEET THE COMMUNITY - SANJA CVETANOVIC

Parlez-nous de votre rôle et de ce que vous aimez le plus dans votre travail.
​​Je suis professeure de français à Elmwood depuis presque 10 ans. Ce qui me rend heureuse tous les jours sont les conversations et les interactions avec mes élèves. Je suis très chanceuse d’avoir toujours travaillé avec des individus très talentueux et inspirants. Mon plus grand plaisir est de les voir réussir et s’épanouir.

Qu'est-ce que vous préférez à Elmwood ?
Ce que j’apprécie le plus dans notre école est l’atmosphère de soutien et une certaine ouverture d’esprit qui permet à tous de se sentir chez soi et soutenus par la communauté.  

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received, and from whom?
I received a lot of good advice from various people but the one that I go to often is from a famous Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard who says: ‘Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.’

If you could choose one superpower to have, what would it be?  How would you best use it?
I would like to be able to teleport myself when and as often as I wish to various places. This would allow me to explore new destinations and to see my family who lives far, as often as I would want to.

Quel mot ou expression utilisez-vous le plus souvent ?
En classe: Ici, c’est la zone de français!
Dans la vie en général : Ok, on y va!

What is one thing that would surprise people about you?
I love watching Formula 1 races. This is something I used to do with my dad on Sundays when I was a child and it stuck with me.

What is your favourite extravagance?
Having a hot cocoa after the whole day of skiing on a high and sunny mountain.

What is your favourite way to treat yourself?
Buying a nice pair of shoes.

What has impressed you most about the start of this year?
The joy of being back together was almost palpable at the start of the year. It reminded me of the importance the real human interactions have and how they make us stronger and more resilient during trying times.