My journey into furthering my education began in 2010 after I graduated with a BA Hons Degree in History at the University of Plymouth in South West England. After this I went on to study a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with a 7-11 Years specialism at Bath Spa University. Since training to become a Primary school teacher I have taken an active role in sport within schools. The start of my teaching career began in the south west of England, where I taught Years 3 and 4 along with the coordinator role of PE throughout the entire school. Having taught here for two years, I was then lucky enough to be offered a Year 4 job with PE coordinating responsibilities in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This position gave me an invaluable insight into the International School arena and I haven't looked back since!
In my relatively short and varied teaching career so far, I would say my biggest achievement was that I have been fortunate to teach in some of the most beautiful parts of the world.
Outside of school, I was lucky enough to play for the Turks and Caicos Island International Rugby Team, we visited the Dominican Republic and played Curaçao, and we won! I am a keen sportsman, and I am always willing to give new sports a go. Having played handball last year, I admire the variety of skills needed to play competitive sports. My passion is really in rugby, I have played for 15 years and enjoy the physiciality. To be honest, I am interested in any team sport that is on offer. The outdoors is where I am happiest, whether its by the beach, in the water or in the countryside. Bodyboarding, cycling, skiing or hiking, you name it and I will do it!
What do you feel makes BISB so unique?
From day one, I have been in awe of the fantastic nurturing atmosphere in BISB. So many nationalities and heritages are represented within the year groups, which creates a wonderful inclusive environment for the children and staff to continue their learning.