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Jenny Collinge

Jenny Collinge

Pre-Kindergarten / Foundation Teacher, 4-year-old class

I come from a family of teachers and, ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be one, too. The inspiration came at an early age from countless visits to my mother's school to 'help' and, once I was older, really help! When I was eleven, I had the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to visit family in Kenya, which also involved a visit to a school in the slums of Nairobi. This really instilled in me the importance of education – not only to develop academic skills but also to support and nurture enjoyment and fun. I knew it was something that I could do back at home.

I grew up on an organic family farm in Cornwall, England and have always been involved with animals; I particularly enjoy lambing season! We have cows, sheep, chickens, horses and farm dogs, so there is never a dull moment (particularly if the animals escape from their fields!).

I really enjoy rowing and have been a member of River Fowey Gig club for the last 10 years. Gig rowing is a sport which involves racing traditional wooden Cornish Pilot Gigs on the sea. As a junior, I was part of a crew that won 1st place for the County U18 Girl's competition for 3 years running, although I am slightly rusty now.

I enjoy spending my summer weekends on the beach, in between races and spending time with my friends and goddaughters, as well as exploring the local countryside.

Although I return every holiday, I left Cornwall for Hampshire (Jane Austen country) where I attended the University of Winchester and gained a BEd in Primary Education, specialising in Early Years. I particularly loved working with the younger children and chose to provide support in these classes when the opportunity arose at my mum's school.

I remained in Hampshire to begin my teaching career and was fortunate to secure a post at a lovely school in Gosport. Gosport is a very interesting area with a great Naval history; the school itself has a large intake of military families from the local base, which ensured a wonderfully diverse and interesting cohort.

I am enjoying living and working in the USA. The British International School of Charlotte is such a friendly and welcoming place, and I am thrilled to be working with all the lovely staff and parents.