Geraldine graduated from the University of Southampton with a PGCE and went on to teach in an outstanding school in the city. It was there where she developed her passion for teaching Business Studies as well as teaching ICT. Here she was professionally encouraged and challenged to develop her own pedagogy and gain experience in teaching, learning and developing resources.
Geraldine was Head of Department for Business and ICT for many years with a clear focus on using data to ensure that no child was left behind. As a teacher, she strives to innovate and transform the learning of students through feedback, student reflection and evaluation. She prides herself on getting to know her students well so that their individual needs are met. Geraldine worked in Borneo as an International Coach supporting local teachers with their teaching and learning, whilst training existing teachers to become coaches in secondary schools across the country. She played a significant role in influencing change to current pedagogical practice - this involved working at a high level with Government Ministers of Education, Principals and Heads of Department across a number of schools. It was a really exciting opportunity and Geraldine was able to work internationally with other teachers from across the world co-creating resources and working collaboratively to raise standards in education. This role allowed Geraldine to become reflective about her own practice and she was eager to take back control of her own classroom after the project finished.
Geraldine loves travelling and exploring with her two sons. She feels privileged to be able to give them the opportunities to visit some remarkable places on this incredible planet. They all love trying new food from different places and experiencing the vast array of transportation in various locations too. Aside from travel, Geraldine is a keen swimmer, hiker and she enjoys yoga.