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Rising Stars: Meet Caprisha Page

Today we’d like to introduce you to Caprisha Page.

Hi Caprisha, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I used to be a high school English teacher in a brick-and-mortar school. I was diagnosed with epilepsy and hypermobility spectrum disorder, which helped to explain some of the health issues I was having.

This made it impossible for me to continue teaching in a regular classroom because my seizures were difficult to control fully. With the help of an amazing neurologist, I was able to gain enough control of my seizures to teach ESL online part-time.

Since then, I have been teaching English to students all over the world. Most recently, I am working with a US-based company focused on improving students’ reading skills. I am active on social media where I work to raise awareness about different methodologies for teaching online, epilepsy, and disabilities in general.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Epilepsy interrupted my life in a way I could never have imagined. Not only was I unable to teach at a traditional school, but I can’t drive, swim, or even shop by myself.

For a while, I lost nearly every aspect of my independence. As my seizure control has improved, I have regained some of those privileges. I still may not be able to drive, swim, or shop by myself, but I can cook, teach online, and order my groceries online.

Learning to be flexible with my idea of independence has helped me see that my world isn’t as small as I feared it was going to be.

Any big plans?
I am hoping to continue teaching. I have learned enough from the past 20 years to know that epilepsy can throw me a curve ball at any moment.

I also hope to continue to make content on my social media platform, adding additional platforms, to raise awareness of education and disability.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @teachercaprisha

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