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 I am currently working on Masters’ degree in Special Needs also 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 years curricula such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Project Approach and the Australian and British national curricula. 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 being able to explore Thailand with my father and sister as they both live here and we enjoy discovering new places off the beaten path together. Even though we have all been here for over 14 years we still find it thrilling to end up somewhere where there is little western influence. In my free time I love to practice different disciplines of yoga particularly Bikram and Kundalini and I am a qualified Kundalini instructor. I am a practitioner of Vipassana and Kundalini meditation and try to maintain a strong personal practice with the purpose of balancing life, increasing intuition, creativity and self -awareness. I am an avid supporter of the arts and enjoy attending photography, fashion and sculptural 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 have worked at many different schools within Bangkok but I have to say I feel very lucky to be here at St Andrews. I have many friends that are working here and some that have moved on but they all have had incredibly positive experiences. It was the ethos of the 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.