I am originally from South Africa, however, I moved to England as a teenager where I finished my education in Brighton before living and working in London for 12 years. I am very passionate about sports which led me to study for a BSc in Sport Science at the University of Brighton. Following this I worked for a few years in the fitness and coaching industry. It was during this time that I realised that my skills and talents lie with coaching and teaching children rather than adults because it was far more rewarding and fun. It was this discovery that led me back into education to gain my PGCE and qualify as a primary teacher. I haven’t looked back since and Guangzhou is my third teaching destination after London and Bratislava. In the past I have taught across the primary age range however I have spent most of my time in Years 4, 5 and 6.
My previous teaching roles have included leading the development of the primary curriculum however, when the opportunity arose to join the Nord Anglia Education family and especially the British School of Guangzhou, the decision to move on was an easy one to make. In my first year in Guangzhou I took on the role of leading STEAM across the primary school – a position I still hold. This is an extremely exciting role in that it enables me to share my passion for the arts and sciences with all students who pass through our doors and help to provide them the opportunity to ‘invent the future’. I am passionate about lifelong learning and see adaptability and resilience as key characteristics for success in our rapidly changing world.
My family is a really international one with every member being born in a different country. We thrive on experiencing and immersing ourselves in new cultures and visiting new places and are spoilt for choice of places to visit and experiences to enjoy now that we live in China. When not exploring I enjoy running, cycling and reading and I am also an enthusiastic fan of any and every sport, especially Liverpool FC.