of the Month

November 2022

Lucia Villegas

Teacher, Miss Daisy’s Nursery

Field: Learning/ School

Lucia Villegas

IST Class of 2016

2016 – 2020: Linguistics, MA, University of Edinburgh
2020 – 2021: Inclusive Education, PGDip, University of Edinburgh
2022 – present: Teacher Assistant, Miss Daisy’s Nursery, London
2023: Teacher, Miss Daisy’s Nursery, London

How long did you attend IST?
I attended IST for 4 years, from Grade 10 through Grade 13.

What was your thesis title?
Advantages of Multilingualism

What was your IST House?
Busara! I loved being in this advisory group- shout out to Mr. Metcalfe!

In what ways were you prepared for your future studies?
The creative, dynamic and demanding curriculum at IST definitely broadened the scope of my learning, and allowed me to explore new avenues of interest. Additionally, having completed a thesis during Grade 13 granted me with a confidence in my writing abilities that served me throughout university.

In Grade 5, you planned on being…?
In Grade 5, I planned on being a teacher – clearly, not much has changed!

What is your favorite memory from your years at IST?
Lounging on the rock and playing pingpong after lunch.