I spent many years in university ultimately leading to becoming a teacher. My first stint as a student in Melbourne yielded a double degree in Genetics and sign language. Continuing into post graduate education I trained as a Genetic counsellor. After meeting my husband, who works in the secondary school, I took a break in education to visit the UK and travel. On our return to Australia I trained as an EAL teacher and had my first experience in the classroom whilst in South Korea. I was so inspired by this that I again took the plunge into education completing a Masters in primary education.
Switching roles in Korea I became a Year 1 class teacher and was constantly inspired by the varied backgrounds that my young class came from. With my guidance they were able to educate each other about the world, and diversity and difference became the norm, building tolerance and respect. After returning to the UK and teaching I became a mother to two of my own little people. The chance for me to teach in an environment like this and for my children to be educated in the same school is too good to miss!
I was a gymnast for many years and have worked as a coach, both in the UK and Australia, trying to give back to the sport that I love. Growing up in Australia I spent a lot of time in and around the ocean, particularly surfing and scuba diving. I enjoy doing yoga and have begun to run regularly over the past few years, relishing the freedom and using it as an opportunity to build up my fitness for obstacle course racing.