I am a mature, creative person, used to working under pressure, both on my own initiative and in a team. I have a calm personality which enables me to build strong relationships with people, building an atmosphere of mutual trust. When it comes to involvement with other people, I am very sociable and make people feel at ease. Stimulating, providing knowledge and enhancing pupil’s learning is second nature. My hobbies include art and crafts, sewing (am very proud of my Singer machine!), reading and travelling. I also love pets and plan to adapt a cat or a dog on my arrival to Qatar. I have 3 grown up children, all pursuing different careers, one of them even wants to follow in my footsteps to be a Teacher. They are well grounded and independent.
As a teacher I have enjoyed a diverse and happy career at many schools, both British and International, in the UK and abroad. After obtaining a Biochemistry/Microbiology degree from Queen Mary & Westfield College, and a PGCE from Goldsmiths College, London. I taught for two years before leaving for Sharjah, UAE where I worked as a Secondary Science teacher. As my children were still young, we returned to the UK as a family, and it wasn’t until 2010 that I then pursued a job in Qatar for a year. Since then I have taught Sciences MYP in an international school for the past 8 years in London. As well as experiencing teaching in all Secondary year groups I have held a variety of leadership roles including, Interdisciplinary Facilitator (both KS3 & KS4), ATL Leader (Approaches to Learning) and the Personal Project Coordinator (MYP).
My first experience in Qatar was very enriching, I met many interesting people and made several friends. The culture of Qatar enticed me to return. I have decided to return as I know that I will be valued at NAISAK and I want to share the vision of this school. I am excited by the prospect of motivating and inspiring young minds at NAISAK and to develop their full potential.
NAISAK will be different to all others I have worked at because all schools are special and unique which is what makes teaching such an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. Although I enjoy holidays and travel it’s the day to day living in a new place, with all the little discoveries, excitements and challenges that I am most looking forward to. I have lived in the Middle East before and am most comfortable with the culture. However, I have never taught at a Nord Anglia school before so I am excited to be joining a new community and teaching at an international school again.