Originally born in the North of England and moving frequently both within the UK and internationally, our family relocated to Chicago in 2012 as a result of my husband’s job. We have all embraced living in the ‘Second City’, constantly awed by the skyline, the waterfront and the many opportunities for new experiences. I have especially enjoyed running along the lakeshore, live storytelling and rowing with my daughter’s crew team on the river. At home, a menagerie of musical instruments is a key component of family life, inspiring our eclectic musical tastes. After pursuing other careers I retrained as a teacher in 2006 and subsequently worked in both public and private schools.
As well as teaching across different key stages, I have enjoyed roles as Head of Year, leading Modern Foreign Languages, math and English and most recently being Director of Curriculum Studies. Initially moving to Chicago without a U.S. work visa , I completed a Masters in Educational Leadership in 2017; this allowed me a deeper insight into educational practice in the U.S and an opportunity to explore different philosophies around teaching and learning. I did, however, miss being in the classroom, and so was thrilled to join Lincoln Park.
I am excited to lead the Learning Resources team, working with children and adults across the school to meet individual learning needs and to support emotional and social wellbeing. I am particularly invested in ensuring that all children are given opportunities for discovering their own unique talents and skills; this sense of self-worth will lead to greater long term success, in learning and in life.
As a linguist and a passionate traveler, I enjoy being part of a truly global network of schools that embrace a holistic approach to education.
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