After completing my Biology degree and PGCE in 1999, I started teaching Year 1 and 2 in a rural village school near Bath. Being the oldest child of four, I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher and I was very good at organising my siblings! During my time teaching in Bath, I met my husband David, and in 2001 I moved up to York. I taught in Selby, a larger inner city school, which was a great contrast to my previous school. After a year, we moved to Cheshire, North-West England, for David’s job. I taught Reception, Year 1 and 2, and took various management roles before being appointed Senior Teacher. My daughter, Annabel, was born in 2008 and shortly afterwards we relocated to London.
In London, I taught at a large Primary school in Claygate, in Years 1-6, and was appointed Assistant Head. In 2012 David’s job took us to The Hague, The Netherlands, where my son William was born. I taught at the International School, The Haagsche Schoolvereeniging, teaching different classes from Reception to Year 6. This was a great introduction to the IPC, International Primary Curriculum, and teaching international students from all over the world. In 2014 we moved to Houston,where I was excited to have the opportunity to teach at BISHouston. Now, I am looking forward to the exciting developments of the curriculum and teaching in our new location.
I have always enjoyed travelling and exploring new places. Living in different places and countries has provided amazing opportunities for us. My family are very important to me, and their happiness is central to making our overseas adventures successful. Since living here I have started playing netball, which I hadn’t played since Secondary School! I have enjoyed improving my skills and fitness; playing with the Katy Swifts, and participating in the American Netball Open.
What the students say:
“Kind, generous and creative. I’m very happy to have her as a teacher.”
“Fun, challenging and helpful.”
“She is a great teacher, and she helps us when we are stuck.”
“She is really thoughtful and cheerful. Much more, she’s the reason I come to school.”
This School is different to all others I have worked at because…
The children and staff all have such interesting backgrounds and varied life experiences that they share with each other to inspire, challenge and create exciting opportunites for learning and discussion.