I was born and raised in the bustling city of Glasgow, in the West of Scotland. After traveling around Scotland and Europe for some time attending university, teaching, volunteering abroad and soaking up the culture, I made the decision to move to the US. In Glasgow, we have a saying that 'People make Glasgow'; the same could be said for Chicago. I love visiting the different neighborhoods, exploring the city and suburbs, meeting new people and celebrating the diversity that makes Chicago shine, just as its beautiful architecture does!
Learning is a life long journey and like every journey, it comes with its own unique strengths and challenges. I believe that learning has no limits; there are no fixed restrictions. Learning can be adapted to follow our interests, to incorporate what we learn from our mistakes and with each accomplishment to empower those around us. Every student is a leader in their own right and as educators we are here to provide the tools and guidance for them to succeed in life knowing that the opportunities are limitless.
- Universities Attended: University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh.
- Degrees Earned: MA (Hons) in Psychology, PGDE in Primary Education.
- Certifications Earned: COSCA Award in Counselling Skills.
- Professional Development Experiences: Co-operative Learning Academy (Chris Ward), Creating Confident Pupils through Circle Time (Jenny Mosley), Introducing Children to Music (National Scottish Orchestra), Middle Leadership Training (Nord Anglia University), Looking for Learning (Martin Skelton), Creating Learning without Limits (Dame Alison Peacock). Behavior Leadership (Dr. Kenneth Barish).