Monique De Jager, Teacher

My name is Mrs de Jager (also known as Ms DJ) and I am the class teacher for Kahlo. I have worked at Iffley Academy for the past three years. I am South African and have lived in the UK for the past 12 years. I live with my husband, two sons, Snowy the cat and Siya the dog! We love nature, kayaking and having a braai (BBQ) as a family. I enjoy baking and to unwind I read a book. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who painted mostly self portraits after suffering severe injuries following a bus accident. Her paintings are inspired by nature and she used bold, vibrant colours. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can” Frida Kahlo.