It is my firm conviction that, next to parents and peers, teachers can do much to provide stability and, as role models, can provide direction and support for pupils in making life choices that will lead to academic success and personal fulfilment.
I grew up close to Londonderry in Northern Ireland, where I attended Foyle and Londonderry College before heading to the University of Ulster in Belfast to study for my undergraduate degree and PGCE. After my education, I spent four years teaching at Grosvenor Grammar School in Belfast before moving to London and taking up a post at one of the top schools in the country; St. Olave’s Grammar School in Kent, where I worked for three years. I was fortunate to be offered a job at BISW only last year when my husband’s job required us to move to Washington.
Away from school, I am a keen runner and tennis player. I love to go travelling, hiking, biking, camping and basically anything that involves ‘the great outdoors!’