Those with small children will know that one’s time is mostly theirs. But when they are as ebullient as ours, it is (mostly) a pleasure. When I can, I enjoy reading non-fiction, watching the next big thing on Netflix and listening to a wide range of music. I like nothing more than long walks punctuated by chocolate ice cream and I have a keen interest in sociology and particularly like reading research around areas of Post-Modernism. I also like to keep myself updated on research around child development and well-being.
My work brought me into the lives of a diverse range of families with issues ranging from chronic abuse and neglect to family dysfunction and intra-personal issues. I have worked with children from newborn to 17 years old and provided support and expertise to promoting their welfare and development. My work dove-tailed on most occasions with the children’s schools as well as work in the home so I am familiar with working inter-professionally with my teaching colleagues.
Early in 2014 my wife and I made the decision to work abroad. When the opportunity came up at the school for my wife (who is a music teacher) we relocated with our two young sons to Houston in August 2014.