My name is Jason Sharma, and I currently teach Mathematics at Tamaki College.
I was born, raised and still reside in South Auckland (still living in Manurewa), and went to St Peters College in Epsom. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Science conjoint at the University of Auckland in 2014, and became a teacher through a programme called Teach First NZ.
I love learning, teaching and technology, which is what has brought me on this trip. What I most look forward to get from this trip to Silicon Valley is the opportunity to meet the great minds and businesses which run the technology behind my teaching, such as Khan Academy and Google. I hope that these connections and meetings throw me into further innovating and developing the education space upon my return to New Zealand, so that I can influence education on a much greater scale.
This will be my first trip to the US, which has been long overdue, and I look forward also to the sport and eating culture that the Bay area has to offer!