I’ve been working for Macmillan for almost 6 years. I am an EFL language teacher, graduating from the National College of Teachers and with a postgrad in training language teachers from the New School University in New York and another in teaching pre-teens and teens from the Oregon University.
Before working at Macmillan, I was a full time teacher specialising in teaching adult secondary school courses, Cambridge ESOL and Michigan international exams. You could say I was born a teacher! From a very young age I knew I wanted to teach kids. You don’t always find me in a classroom however. I love swimming and you may also see me in my helmet cycling along the sea front from spring to autumn.
What I do at Macmillan:
I’m currently the local sales rep at Macmillan Uruguay, running the office here. I’m in charge of visiting schools and work closely with our book distributors, guiding and helping them in their book orders. I design what will and won’t be promoted during the year by analysing the international catalogue and other regional catalogues and working out what teachers really want from their feedback. I give a lot of academic presentations and organise our conferences, looking for new plausible speakers for conferences. The list goes on! I’m also working with the Editorial team in Argentina on Macmillan Education’s next great course for teenagers. Watch this space!
My day is packed full, so I get up pretty early. After checking emails at the office I might be visiting schools around Uruguay, writing reports about schools or changes in education, or meeting with my colleagues in our sister office across the border in Argentina. I’m always designing new strategies to really appeal to teachers and students and trying to find out what our schools and teachers are really looking for.
The best thing about my job:
I love the adrenaline Macmillan has. I also love the many opportunities for professional growth the company offers and how much I learn all the time through working here.