I was born in London but moved to Kent at 8, where I lived until I trained to teach at The University of Hertfordshire. I gained my BEd in 2001 and spent the first 2 years of my career teaching a Year 3 and 4 class in an urban school. I thoroughly enjoyed my first two years of teaching but was struck down by wanderlust! I moved to Ireland and spent six months living and working there before packing my backpack and seeing the world for six months. In the following years, I taught children from Nursery through to Year 6 and also took further time out to travel through Asia and South America. I moved back to London in 2008, teaching at a large primary school in South East London for ten years; here I taught Years 5 and 6, was a Year Group Leader, a Senior Leader and Math Lead, working with my school and others in the local area. I love city life so moving to Chicago is such an exciting opportunity! I cannot wait to explore the lakefront, to become immersed in the arts and music, and to experience a really cold winter!
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