Dougie was born and raised in the bustling city of Glasgow in Scotland. Having studied Psychology at university with a particular focus in Child Development, he followed his family’s footsteps into Education. After working as a teacher in Scotland and volunteering across Europe, he moved to Chicago in the US to work in International Education for 9 years. Having completed a second masters in International Education and led in International Early Years Curriculum, Dougie has a particular interest in nurturing emotional regulation in students and utilising play as a means to learn.
Dougie believes that Early Years education is a magical place, where young minds can be captured through imagination and where solid foundations can be built for successful and confident young learners. Dougie is excited to join the NAISR community and to explore life in the Netherlands.
- MA in Psychology (University of Aberdeen, UK)
- Certificate in Counselling (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Masters in International Education (King’s College London, UK)