I have worked as an art and design specialist for over 12 years in the UK and, more recently, at the British International School, Abu Dhabi which is part of Nord Anglia Education. Studying for my BA Hons in Visual Communication (Fine Art) gave me a depth and breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding over a wide range of art and design disciplines. I studied fine art, illustration, graphic design, print-making, photography, time based media, animation, fashion drawing and puppetry and performance. This experience has been useful in my KS3, 4 and 5 teaching; I have been able to deliver projects in a variety of art forms, offering my students a diverse learning experience.
I feel that I already have a strong affinity with Thailand as I have studied Muay Thai boxing for several years and participated in a training tour in Thailand with my gym. I have also travelled around Thailand many times and hold fond memories of the people and culture which make it a vibrant and unique place to be. I feel I have a strong desire to teach art and communicate my passion to young people. The opportunity to work at St Andrews, coupled with the homely feel of Thailand, proved too exciting an opportunity to miss.
Outside the classroom I will try most activities, with varying degrees of success! I enjoy painting as it is important to me that I continue my practice as an artist. I also love everything outdoors and enjoy camping whenever the opportunity arises. Not many people know that I am also a qualified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Reiki level 1, personal trainer and sports massage therapist. A holistic approach to life is integral to my character, and I enjoy helping people achieve success and balance as individuals.
I take pride in nurturing my students in a warm, friendly and inspirational environment. I strongly believe that as soon as you stop learning, you stop growing as a person; this is a philosophy which I follow as an individual and embed in my students' education.
"Miss Lisa makes class interesting and makes her students enthusiastic about learning Art because she is passionate about her subject."
"Miss Lisa is funny, kind and fair, and she tries to get to know us as people as well as her Art students."
"Every lesson is always entertaining which allows us to learn."