Bethan Amena

Bethan was born in Canada, then moved to Nigeria before settling in the UK as a child. She loves travel, history, theatre and of course, reading! She has moved to China with her husband, Darren who is a Primary School Teacher and their two children. She feels that she has a natural ability to build rapport with people and has a caring and supportive nature. She has always been surrounded by books, her parents owned a bookshop for 10 years where she spent many happy hours working.

Bethan has a degree in Social Policy and worked for Social Services for many years in the UK and Canada. She also spent 8 years working for the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in the UK. More recently, she spent 2 years as a Community Governor for the Vale of Evesham School and gained a CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification.

She thoroughly enjoys being part of the school community and in the past has helped raise money for schools and other charitable groups, including securing a GBP 20,000 grant for a local special needs school in the UK. She believes that it is so important for children to enjoy books, whatever their reading level and this helps them discover the hidden treasures and worlds that can only be discovered inside the pages of a book!