After qualifying in the UK, my first international school was in Bratislava, Slovakia, where I taught Year 1 for three years and became the Infant ICT coordinator. This was a great start to my international teaching career. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching children from other cultures and utilising their knowledge and understanding of the world to create stimulating and engaging lessons.
I then moved to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for seven years, where I was a class teacher in Years 3 and 4 and held various middle and senior management positions. I taught Year 2 in Bangkok for two years before becoming a full time learning support teacher.
Whilst teaching, I have also obtained a Masters in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, received the UK's National Award for SEN Coordination (SENCO). I am continuing my studies within the field of Dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham approach.
I moved to St Andrews Bangkok school as I had heard so many great things about the school whilst working in Vietnam. The school's ethos and its inclusive practice really appealed to me, and you really have a sense of inclusivity the moment you step onto the campus and walk around the school.