I obtained a degree in History from Cambridge University and I later completed my PGCE at the Institute of Education, University of London.
After completing my undergraduate degree I taught English in rural Japan. This was a great challenge in many ways as I was the only foreigner in town and my pupils ranged from three to eighty years old. I then came back to Europe and completed an internship with the European Commission in Brussels where we prepared for the enlargement of the EU to include countries such as Poland. Following this I spent a few years in the UK working in recruitment and financial services. A year of travel in Australia followed and finally teacher training.
I taught History in a London school for three years which confirmed that this was going to be the profession for me. I then spent nine years teaching in international schools in Switzerland. I thoroughly enjoyed living and working in a francophone environment and teaching students who came from all over the world. A year ago my husband and I then moved with our young family to Warsaw and I was delighted to take up a post at The British School. My proudest moment with our school so far has been taking a team to the European finals of the History Bee and Bowl competition in Berlin where we came a commendable second.
My interests include running, skiing, learning languages, (including brave attempts at Polish) and reading fiction. I really enjoy living and working in Warsaw with all the great opportunities to explore this jewel of Central Europe.