Born in Newcastle, my dad’s role in the military soon meant we embarked upon an 11-year tour of locations in Germany, before returning to the U.K and Pembrokeshire, in West Wales, for my secondary education. It was at the University of Wales, I received my BA (hons) in English, before completing my PGCE at Swansea University.
A teacher of English and Drama, my career has seen me teach in Chester, Cheshire for three years before moving to Nairobi, Kenya where I taught for a further two years.
During my career, I have been fortunate enough to receive a national award for Most Inspirational Teacher in the 2013 Shine Awards, held in London, as well as delivering INSET sessions on good teaching practice to LEAs during my time in the UK. Extracurricular projects have seen me direct numerous school productions and undertake the founding and running of two school newspapers.
In my spare time I like to keep fit by competing in Iron-Man Triathlons, reading, and following the highs-and-increasing-lows of Manchester United.