Albertina Manthlakana Happy Seshoka joined Pioneer Academies as a consultant from April 2014, working on the Student Leadership Winter Programme. In August 2014, she was appointed full-time as the Curriculum Developer and Lead teacher for the Leadership Course. She was appointed as Dean of Students at Pioneer Academy in Ormonde from March 2015. Prior to that she was the Head of Department for Life Orientation at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) from January 2007 – December 2013.
Before joining OWLAG she taught English Second Language, Geography and Life Orientation at Edward Phatudi Comprehensive School in Atteridgeville, Pretoria from January 1990 – December 2006. Happy Seshoka has served in a number of leadership roles in all the schools she has worked at. She has an ardent interest in start-up schools and has had an opportunity to be part of the pioneering teams of all the schools she has worked at.
Happy Seshoka holds a Bed-Honours degree in Education Management and B.A (Education, Psychology) from the University of South Africa. In 2002 and 2006 she was involved as a facilitator for teacher training in OBE Grade 9 Assessment and National Curriculum Statement-GET Life Orientation respectively. She is also qualified as an Accredited Assessor (IEB). She has co-authored Grade 10, 11 and 12 textbooks: Focus on Life Orientation CAPS for Maskew Miller Longman Publishers.