Where are you from originally? From England (UK) - born in Surrey, a county south of London pretty good at cricket (not that it rubbed off on me); grew up in Portsmouth, a big naval city on the south coast; have also lived next to mountains and a loch in Scotland and, most recently before coming back to Warsaw, I worked in Lancashire which is famous for hotpot (a tasty lamb stew)
Have you lived in any other countries? Does Wales count?!
Where did you study your education? I have my Economics and Business teaching degree from a Teacher Training College in Cheshire, UK and hold an MA from the University of Sussex, also in the UK!
How long have you been at TBS? A long story - I was here 2001-2003 when the school was initially located at Orkana and was involved in the move to Limanowskiego, throughout that time teaching the first cohort of IB students. After 12 years in the UK I returned to Warsaw and a much bigger TBS in 2015.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at our school? As in any school, when there is strong rapport between students and teachers and mutual appreciation of effort, this sets the stage for a great teaching experience; it happens here. I am also lucky enough to work with some brilliant colleagues and there really is never a dull moment.
What are you most looking forward to in the 2018/2019 academic year? Although tempting, I can't say 'the end of it' because that sends the wrong message and I would be wishing life away, but obviously a successful round of university placements and strong exam results at the end of the cycle is right up there, as is the IB Graduation ceremony which should be a big celebration of achievement.
Who is your favourite historian/scientist/poet and why? I think a social scientist who comes up with practicable solutions to reduce the problem of scarcity and make us realise what really matters would be up there; Nobel Prize winning Elinor Ostrom is someone who might be judged to fit this bill.
What is your favourite thing about living in Warsaw, Poland? Not being a big city fan I like the idea that Warsaw is small enough for me to jump on a bike and find myself in the countryside within a few minutes.
What do you miss most from home? The splendid diversity of UK landscape and especially the hills; relatively clean air; fish and chips; Match of the Day