My first experience of teaching was in Cambodia, teaching English in an orphanage where many children were blind. This was such a rewarding experience which confirmed that teaching was the profession for me.
I was awarded a PGCE from the University of Brighton and began my teaching career in a school striving for success in West Sussex, UK. The excellent professional development opportunities within the school gave me solid grounding in every aspect of teaching. I taught there for 3 years, two in Year 5 and one in Year 6. I was the P.E. Coordinator and an active member of the Literacy Team, specialising in the teaching of grammar.
In 2014 I decided it was time for a new adventure so I secured a job in an international school in Milan, Italy. I worked in Year 6 for two years and was the Primary Maths Coordinator. While coordinating the teaching and learning of Maths throughout the school, I worked actively with the Head teacher to create and implement new policies for planning, assessment and teaching and learning.
I am so happy to be working in a Nord Anglia school alongside likeminded enthusiastic, dedicated and creative teachers.
When I lived in Brighton I loved being by the sea - swimming, having BBQs on the beach and running or cycling along the seafront. During the two years that I lived in the north of Italy, I fell in love with the lakes and the mountains – skiing, cycling and walking. I looked forward to changing the slopes for sand dunes and the new adventures that this has brought! I always make the most out of my weekends and holidays by exploring new places. When I travel, the thing I enjoy the most is tasting the local food. I enjoy cooking and often have friends round for dinner.