Following the completion of my BA (Hons) in English, I studied for my PGCE at Sussex University and stayed to teach in the area. My career path in the U.K. was typically traditional in terms of progression and culminated in being Assistant Head teacher in a large, forward thinking school in Brighton.
During this time, I completed my NPQH which qualified me to take up a Head teacher position. Instead of taking this next step in career terms, my husband and I decided to broaden our experience of education in other countries so moved to New Zealand.
After five magical years, we joined Nord Anglia Education and I became Assistant Head teacher and English teacher at Nord Anglia’s Budapest school. It has long been an ambition of mine to explore the UAE so I was delighted to secure a position to teach here at BIS Abu Dhabi.
I love to travel and experience different cultures although my days of ‘roughing it’ are over. I am an avid reader and believe that books offer us insights into a range of different worlds and ideas. The more books I read; the more lives I lead. I always mean to go to the gym and become fitter, if only to work off the different cuisines I enjoy eating.