Zebra Class Teachers
​Children are 6 to 8 years old

English Teacher

Alesi Haan 
My name is Alesi and I am the English teacher in the Zebra class. I grew up in Essex, England and moved to The Netherlands to be with my Dutch partner.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Childhood studies. During my degree I worked at a local primary school in a number of classes, including special educational needs support classes. I have worked with a range of ages and enjoyed putting my knowledge into practice. I am extremely passionate about working with children and have developed my own knowledge in order to support their development best. Following my degree I completed a TESOL qualification, in order to teach and understand how children and adults learn English as a foreign language. I enjoy working with children and ensuring they have a safe, stimulating and creative learning setting in order to support their growth and development.

I am excited to be a part of a great learning environment for children and to join the great team at LUS. In my spare time I enjoy reading, swimming and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Dutch teacher

Bouke Raap
My name is Bouke Raap and I'm the new Dutch Zebra teacher for Little Universe
School. I have lived in Amsterdam for 10 years. I first did my studies at the Music and Entertainment Academy in Haarlem. However, I felt called to be a teacher so later I finished my Bachelor of Education at the iPabo in Amsterdam. For over 5+ years I have worked as a Primary School teacher. In my opinion, to find joy in being a teacher is an important condition for good education. A happy teacher has happy students and happy students will learn more and (do) better.