I am a native of the United Kingdom, having been born close to London. Following an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, I chose a career in teaching by initially completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Subsequent to qualification I worked in a range of UK schools where as well as subject teaching I held a number of pastoral roles. Making the choice to move into international education in 2005 I have been lucky to teach in Spain, Oman, Russia and Malaysia, holding further academic and pastoral roles in the process. I bring with me close to 25 years of teaching experience. I arrive in Chengdu from Malaysia where I have been teaching mathematics and science for the last three years. Joining me in Chengdu are two of my three sons. The eldest has returned to Europe where he is continuing his studies. I look forward to making your acquaintances.