My teaching career began as I earned a BA (Hons) in Education Studies, from York St. John University. While studying there, I had the opportunity to work in the United States during the summers, including Camp America, and Walt Disney World. It was through these experiences that my love for American culture grew! After graduating from York St. John University, I went on to secure a place on the South Coast SCITT for my teacher training year.
My first teaching post was in a Primary School, located at the edge of the New Forest in Dorset. There, I thrived on opportunities to provide each and every student with an outstanding education. I enjoyed providing contextualized learning opportunities, often outside the classroom, ranging from field trips to Stonehenge, and staying overnight at a Viking longhouse! During this post, I became a mentor for trainee teachers as well as working closely with the trainee provider; this required me to have my lessons recorded for their lectures. It was during this time, that I was approached by the Hampshire County Council to become part of their training team. Within this team, I delivered sessions at the Guildhall in Winchester for newly qualified teachers.
My dream to live and teach in the United States became a reality as I was provided the opportunity to work at the British International School of Chicago, South Loop. For the past four years, I have had the pleasure of teaching in a Nord Anglia School, delivering a global education. It was a sheer joy, collaborating with Julliard, and M.I.T, providing wonderful opportunities for me to enrich the curriculum for students. Beyond the classroom, I also led American Studies for the whole primary, and coached the Science Olympiad Team for state competitions, for 4 years.
Outside of school, I love to keep fit, read, go to the movies, or see Broadway shows. During breaks, you will often find me in Orlando, catching up with Mickey Mouse or trying some new spells at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! My husband and I love exploring small towns, and the rich history involved with them! We frequently take our dogs - Milo and Lady - on long walks, and cannot wait to explore all that Charlotte has to offer!
I am particularly excited to join the strong community and close team within the British School of Charlotte. I am looking forward to meeting the students as well as their families as we embark on an exciting learning journey together.