I'm Still Here Teaching Abroad in Thailand, An Interview with Ross Maffey

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

Ross is originally from the UK, and has been teaching in Thailand for more than two years now. He now supervises a team of 15 teachers in a large private school in Chiang Mai, and has explored vast amounts of Asia in the process.

How did you decide to teach abroad?

I had been thinking about the prospect of teaching abroad for many years. I knew I wanted to give teaching a go, and I knew that I wanted to work abroad at some point. I finished university, and I had no job to ‘fall into’, so I put my two aspirations together and … the rest is history.

Can you tell us where you taught and how long you taught for?

I taught in a government school in Petchabun (Central Thailand) for 6 months, before moving to a private school in Chiang Mai. I have been working here for the last 20 months. Teaching at a government school was a very humbling job, and I am extremely grateful for my time there. It provided me with invaluable teaching experience for me to take into my current job.

Can you describe a typical day?

After completing my first year