Teacher Spotlight - Mr Grewar













This week the teacher spotlight falls onto Donald Grewar, new Principal Head of Guidance, as he chats to Peter Dennis.


Full Name:

Donald Grewar

  Place of Birth:
Glasgow University before moving to the USA to study with a major in Mathematics and minors in English, Biology and French. Obtained a Masters in Secondary Education from Indiana.
Most sports, especially fishing and shooting.
  Interesting fact:
Played in a Scottish Cricket final.


Are you enjoying your new role as Principal Teacher of Guidance?

Mr Grewar
Very much. It's very busy. As it is brand new it comes with a lot of challenges, but it is very rewarding as well.


What do you like most about teaching?

Mr Grewar
Without a doubt it has to be the great relationships you can establish with the kids!


What do you think is the most important thing mathematics teaches students?

Mr Grewar
I hope that in teaching maths, pupils will gain a greater sense of logical thinking, keeping clear, clear thinking-through processes that can relate to any situation: in maths and outwith.


I understand you are well travelled - where have you taught in the past? Where was your favourite?

Mr Grewar
I've taught in both private and public sectors, in Scotland, America and New Zealand. I've enjoyed all the places - there's not one that really stands out - but I suppose as I've returned here, I'll say Scotland.


Thank you very much for your time.

by Peter Dennis