I am originally from Glasgow in Scotland, however, I moved to England in order to study at Durham University, where I graduated with a Masters in Chemistry. As part of my undergraduate degree, I studied the transition between school and the undergraduate laboratory in terms of the student's confidence and their understanding of practical work. This pedagogical study is what first made me realise that I might enjoy a career in teaching. I loved the field of chemistry and had found an interest in the educational theory that underpins teaching.
After leaving Durham, I moved to Cambridge in order to gain my PGCE and start teaching. Recently, I have been working on my thesis for my Master of Education at the University of Cambridge. My thesis focuses on improving the motivation of pupils in science lessons. Throughout my educational career, I have been intrigued by the ways in which motivation and engagement develop in the classroom. I have really enjoyed spending my time researching this process.
Outside of studying, I enjoy playing sports, predominantly hockey and netball, but I am looking forward to watching the different sports offered at the British International School of Boston. I also love visiting new places and learning about new cultures. I am very keen to explore all of Boston and learn about the history here. The British International School of Boston is an amazing school and I am very excited to be a part of this community and work with all of the wonderful students.