I was born in Durham, England. I also lived in the south of England before heading off to university. I have a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Diploma of Professional Studies in Primary Educationfrom Leeds Metropolitan University in England. I have 20+ years of experience in education from the UK as well as in California and North Carolina.I love to bring new experiences into the classroom, and I still have a love of learning myself. I enjoy spending time outdoors walking our dog Maggie, as well as hiking and discovering new places to visit. My passions are photography, home design and I love to travel and have had many travel experiences. I also enjoy going to yoga, the movies, the theatre, sporting events as well as spending time with the people I love. I have a 9-year-old boy called Sebastien who keeps me busy. Most of my family lives in England and France but I do have family in CA too.