My teaching qualifications include a PGCE from Sunderland University, TEFL and TESOL certificates, a Montessori diploma from the Modern Montessori Institute in London, a National SENCo Award from Northampton University in England and a Masters’ degree in Special Needs from the University of Northampton.
Most of my teaching career has been in Early Years and I have had the privilege to learn and work with many early year’s curricula such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Project Approach and the Australian and British national curriculum. This specialization in early childhood education has enabled me to move into special needs education because so many of the theories and practices organically transfer from one to the other, such as developmental stages of children, the importance of learning through experience, creativity in delivering the curriculum and the ability to tailor learning to children's specific needs and learning styles.
I love travelling to the south of Thailand and spending time on the islands. In my free time I love to practice different disciplines of yoga particularly Bikram and Kundalini and I am a qualified Kundalini and Hatha instructor. I enjoy Vipassana and Kundalini meditation and try to maintain a strong personal practice. I am an avid supporter of the arts and enjoy attending art, photography and fashion exhibitions. Music, dance and film are also passions of mine so whenever I get the opportunity I love attending festivals that celebrate local and international talent. I feel very lucky to be here at St Andrews. It was the ethos of the school and it's attitude towards inclusion that resonated with me and I believe that St Andrews is a pioneer in providing effective learning support within an international school in Bangkok.