SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
Crystal Quek
Crystal Quek
Faculty of Experiential Education
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Crystal Quek graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, specialising in Marketing. She worked in the sales and marketing field in various industries for six years, before going on to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. She has also undergone International Baccalaureate’s specialised training in guiding students for their Creativity, Activity, Service projects.

Prior to joining SOTA, Crystal taught Physical Education and English Language at Greendale Secondary School from 2008 to 2015. Besides teaching sports and games, Crystal organised various school-wide events and took charge of the NAPFA programme, which in part, allowed the PE department to win the Outstanding Contribution Award from 2008 to 2014. In addition, she was actively involved in areas related to Character and Citizenship Education, Student Leadership and Discipline. In 2013 and 2014, Crystal performed the role of a deputy Year Head and assisted to helm the cohort in character education. At the same time, she was also on the team responsible for crafting the Character and Citizenship Education resources in the school. In 2015, Crystal was appointed as the Assistant Discipline Mistress, and she initiated some ideas to improve the discipline culture.

During her schooling years, Crystal learnt the er-hu and was the President of the Orchestra in her junior college. She has also performed in numerous public performances in Singapore and overseas. An avid sportsperson, Crystal continues to pursue her sporting interests by playing netball and floorball, and participating actively in Crossfit training.

Crystal firmly believes that learning is not limited to the classroom only. Experiential education provides the channels to allow teachers to help shape their characters, and for students to develop and grow as useful and confident individuals.