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.
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