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 will be 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.
For the past 2 years I have been leading development of the primary curriculum in a small but rapidly expanding international school in Slovakia. This was an extremely enjoyable time, 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. 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 extremely excited to explore as much of China and Asia as possible in the coming years. When not exploring I enjoy running, mountain biking and hiking which I am really looking forward to continuing in Guangzhou and further afield in China. I am also an enthusiastic fan of any and every sport, especially Liverpool FC.