Interview with Linda Lattouf Gedeon

Linda is the Head of Elementary Cycle II (Grades 4, 5, and 6) and Head of Intermediate Classes (Grades 7 and 8) at Beirut Baptist School (BBS). She has nearly 20 years of experience as a teacher, coordinator, and head of division. We recently had the chance to interview her about her work and why she continues despite the challenges.

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

I decided to become a teacher because I was deeply inspired by my French teacher at the secondary school. That was my primary driving force! When I was 16, I also discovered my passion for kids when I was given the opportunity to be part of the Sunday School children’s program. Upon graduating high school, I realized that teaching and a career in education was the best match for my skills and passions. After nearly 20 years of experience, I have also come to believe that teaching was a God-given calling for my life.