Kirstie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Education from Leeds Trinity and All Saints University, UK in 2009. Kirstie worked for 6 years in a Primary School in Leeds, teaching across all of the Key Stages and in Early Years. During these 6 years, Kirstie held the roles of Reception Year Leader and RE Co-ordinator in a Catholic Primary School. After taking a year out of teaching to travel the world, Kirstie then decided to challenge herself again and try teaching abroad. She first moved to Shanghai in the August of 2016 to teach at NAIS Pudong.
Kirstie is a firm believer that there are no limits to what children can achieve and her classroom environment is full of encouragement and positivity.
Kirstie has always enjoyed taking part in different fitness and dance classes, such as Zumba and ballet. Kirstie believes it is very important for children to keep fit, be active and try new sports and activities.
Since moving to Shanghai, Kirstie has had the opportunity to try new forms of exercise and has developed a passion for aerial fitness classes, such as practising the aerial hoop. She has even performed for her friends at The Pearl Theatre, which was an amazing opportunity.