Dominique's interest in teaching stems from her experience working in an alternative education provision for students that had disengaged from mainstream education and were on the verge of permanent exclusion. Working in this challenging school environment required the resilience to work against factors that affected student learning, such as behaviour and attendance. Dominique needed to utilize her initiative, coupled with her personal skills, to help them achieve their academic goals. Being able to encourage creativity and to make the curriculum accessible and engaging for these students was a rewarding and inspiring experience!
Dominique grew up in Wembley, London and taught for four years in a variety of middle-high schools in the UK. Some of her roles involved managing the English, RE and Drama department and adopting the role of Citizenship/ PSHE coordinator. During that time Dominique developed her skills as a teaching practitioner, particularly with regard to using technology in the classroom, differentiation and increasing levels of pupil engagement. Dominique is a firm believer in ‘developing the whole child’ and the small class sizes at NAISNY enable the teaching and learning to be personalized to suit all children and to develop their self- knowledge and interpersonal skills. Additionally, the nurturing nature of the staff makes the school a safe, lively and fun environment to work!
Outside of school, Dominique is a huge American football fan and she also enjoys watching the Steelers play. Dominique has recently been leading the running CCA in school and ran the New York marathon in 2019.