Originally from the West Midlands, I studied English Literature and Philosophy at Southampton University and went on to complete my PGCE at Worcester University. After teaching English in a state school in Worcestershire for over five years, my family and I took the decision in 2010 to move to Singapore where I taught for nine fantastic years in two large IB international schools. Alongside my role as an English teacher, I was also CAS Coordinator and became involved in a number of charitable organizations across South East Asia. Some of these links led me to make my next big move to Cambodia where I have taught for the past two years. Our move to BISH has been a dream come true for my family and I. I can't wait to become involved in BISH's thriving teaching community. There is an overwhelming sense of positivity from staff, students and parents alike and I feel very privileged to be part of the team and the wider BISH community.
With two boys of my own, life is always very active! As a family we love to travel, soak up history and different cultures and get out into nature. We are real foodies and are very excited to sample the Asian Fusion food on offer in Houston. I am unsurprisingly an avid reader and have a passion for live theatre. The top of my wish list is to finally visit New Orleans having taught 'A Streetcar Named Desire' for so many years! In addition to this, I am excited about making links with local community projects as I always try and link the real world with the lessons I teach in school. English is one of the best subjects for developing empathy and emotional intelligence.