I joined the British International School of Boston after working for two years in the admissions office at Fay School. My professional career, however, actually began in law. I attended college in Wales, and went on to practice pharmaceutical liability. Eager to gain some international experience, I secured a position in New York, working as an intern at a law firm. While in the U.S., I also volunteered as the Assistant Director of an AIDS Foundation and, upon my return to the U.K., assumed the role as Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's research organization, C.A.R.E.
In 2011, I moved to the United States to marry an American I met during my time in New York. After a year of working to determine the next step in my career, I decided to pursue a job in independent school admissions and began working at Fay School. It was a great fit as I love meeting with families, event planning, analyzing data and looking at trends. I could also apply my legal background as admissions deals heavily with visa issuances and contracts.
I moved to BISB in June 2015 and the role has exceeded all of my expectations. The students surprise me daily with their excitement and engagement in the classrooms, and their maturity. They inspire me to Be Ambitious in all that I do, and celebrate failures as well as successes. It really is a safe space to try new things, no matter what your age. BISB parents also contribute greatly to the community and their support has been second to none.
What makes BISB unique?
Focusing on the learning in the classroom, and personalizing that learning, sets BISB apart from other schools. Our students are afforded such amazing opportunities within the school, the Boston area, and the wider community. Being a member of Nord Anglia Education truly allows them to be globally-minded and I am always excited to hear what competitions, trips and visitors are coming up next.