My teaching career began on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in the UK where I gained my PGCE from The University of Nottingham, having previously read for a BA (Hons) Politics from the same university. Subsequently, I gained my Masters in Educational Leadership with distinction from The University of Warwick and the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML). As part of a Teaching Leaders fellowship, run by Ambition School Leadership, I was responsible for the development of teachers in the first three years of their career, whilst I have also led the regional Teach First network, representing participants and ambassadors of the programme at a national level, and I spent the summer of 2015 volunteering in Guyana as part of a team helping to train teachers with Limited Resource Teacher Training. I am passionate about improving teaching at all levels to have a positive impact on the future opportunities of all children.
In 2017, I moved to The British International School of Charlotte, where I predominately teach Key Stage Two and Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma Programme. Upon starting at BISC, I became Global Campus lead teacher, excited by the opportunities that this unique collaboration between our schools, UNICEF, MIT and Julliard can offer our students. Subsequently, I took up the role of Global Campus Regional Lead for the Americas, supporting our group of 14 (and growing!) schools in implementing GC initiatives and collaboration between teachers from across five countries and two continents. I am particularly interested in how we can leverage Global Campus to develop our students’ as Global Citizens, who have an international outlook, with the knowledge and tools they need to make a difference on issues that are most important to them.
Outside of school, I am an avid sports fan. Before injuring my knee, I played rugby for the Nottingham Rugby Academy, the Midlands and Irish Exiles, and I increasingly enjoy following American sports. I enjoy travelling, visiting new places and meeting interesting people. I have been lucky enough to visit a range of countries across the world, from Egypt to Guyana. After graduating University, I spent just under a year travelling South East Asia and Australasia. During this time, I knew that I had to experience living abroad and visit more inspiring places.
Working with the children and families here in the thriving BISC community is a rewarding experience, and I am thrilled to be part of the family.