Who is Mia Shapiro?
Each month, we find out more about a nominated staff member.
SPOTLIGHT ON … MIA SHAPIRO
What is your role at Emanuel School?
Informal Jewish Life Educator for Primary School (partnered with Josh New)
How long have you been at Emanuel School?
I started this role in 2021, but I am an Emanuel graduate (Class of 2019).
What do you enjoy about working here?
I love working with the children and hearing how deep their thoughts are becoming. The Primary students are so compassionate and enthusiastic, it is so joyous to see.
What have you learnt about yourself at Emanuel?
How much I love working with kids 😊
What is your favourite memory?
So far, Purim has been my favourite memory! Running around when everything was balagan as Josh and I held a Purim scavenger hunt for Years 2-6. Hearing the kids laugh and learn is always so amazing!
What do you do to unwind/ what do you enjoy doing outside school hours?
I am currently a uni student so most of my free time is spent studying or grabbing dinner with friends (pre-lockdown).
Something I love to do is travel. Even during COVID I have gone on (legal) trips with my boyfriend up and down the NSW coast – I spent time in Wiseman’s Ferry and we are currently planning a trip to New Zealand.
What song do you know all the lyrics to?
Doo Wop by Ms. Lauren Hill
Do you have a hidden talent and if so, what is it?
What do you wish you could tell your 12-year-old self?
You don’t have the be the best or most talented to get involved in extra curricular activities.
If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?
Always remember to thank your teachers for the effort they put in.