Joe Mcconnell is originally from Scotland having undertaken his Honours degree in Primary Education at the University of Strathclyde. Joe began his teaching career at Kinmylies Primary in Inverness which gave him a fantastic opportunity to explore the wide range of nature Scotland has to offer in his spare time. He has spent the previous two years working in Moscow at the International School of Moscow. Whilst there he was the Year 4 teacher and also responsible for Personal Social and Health Education throughout the school. He loved his time in Moscow as a city of great contrasts in architecture, culture and weather! In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching football, exploring the outdoors and reading about history. He hopes to pursue his interests in China and wish to take in as much of the local culture as possible.