Following my graduation from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in psychology, I worked for the civil service and then in youth services in Glasgow helping young people access sports and recreation in vulnerable communities. Encouraged by a supportive boss I applied to do my post graduate teaching diploma at Strathclyde University and completed it in 2006. I worked in primary schools and private early years settings in Scotland for six years. Then early in 2012, a relative in Houston told me they had been reading about the British school and it sparked my interest. I heard that the school was originally for British students transitioning in and out of Houston, but that it was developing into a truly unique school that catered for international and local families alike. Almost ten years on and I have been privileged to be a part of that change, move to an exceptional new building and even teach multiple members of the same families.
I am very proud to now be in my tenth year at BISHouston and to have been part of the school's growth and evolution. I am passionate about my role in the Early Years team, giving our youngest students rich learning experiences and skills that lay the foundation for their future learning at school and beyond. Outside of school I enjoy staying active and have run two Houston Marathons and taken part in the MS150 cycling race in recent years. I am a big music fan and love to attend live music events, anything from the symphony to muddy festivals! More recently my weekends are a little less active since I became a mum to my little girl in 2020 - I love to spend time with my family exploring local parks, watching football and sampling some of the local Houston restaurants.