Avis Parker has worked in Education for over 14 years, working in a variety of schools and colleges in both the UK and Malaysia. She has worked as Head of Faculty and Head of Sixth Form. She completed her MA in 2003. In 2006, she took a leadership role for a consortium of schools in Plymouth leading on improving provision for learners, before moving to lead on Government Policy in Education for Essex County Council. She returned to teaching in 2012, working in a school in Essex and took up the post in BSKL in 2013.
She has lived in Canada and Italy. The love of travel has never left her and she has visited a number of countries including the USA, Mexico, Egypt, Cambodia and many more. She enjoys swimming, scuba diving and is a classically trained singer. She is currently learning to play the trombone. Her real love is food, cooking and films.