Else Marie Steen Thomassen has over 20 years of teaching experience. She has taught Danish A Literature for the IB Diploma since 2004. She also teaches Danish and Spanish in the Danish upper secondary school, and she was a special needs education teacher until 2015. In the first few years of her career, she worked at Hasseris Gymnasium before moving to Kolding Gymnasium and IB school where she was one of the pioneers in establishing the Danish A Literature course for the IB Diploma. Apart from being an experienced Danish A Literature teacher, Else has also taught Danish B and supervised several Danish self-taught candidates living abroad. Since 2012, she has been a supervisor for the Danish professional postgraduate teacher training courses. Else enjoys teaching young people with different cultural backgrounds.