I became a teacher relatively recently, in September 2016. At the time, I was working as an IT Project Manager for IBM in Malaysia. My IT career spans 25 years and includes strong ties with education, having previously worked as IT Director at The British International School Jakarta and Senior IT Manager at The Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur; I have worked at two UK universities as well as the British Council.
Prior to leaving the UK in 2011, I worked for an IT Systems Integrator providing Technical and Professional Services to educational and health sector customers across the UK for 12 years. I consider my a lifelong learner and hold a number of professional qualifications including PMP, MCSE and ITIL v3 Expert as a result; I actively encourage my students to do the same.
I am really enjoying teaching and use my industrial experience to encourage students toward their own successful careers in Computing. The decision to join The British School Warsaw was a simple one, knowing that the school places great emphasis on the quality of learning and is part of the Nord Anglia family.
My hobbies include scuba diving, triathlon, reading, music and mountain biking.
Having last played the trumpet in the 1990s, I have recently begun practicing again and have been delighted to play in a number of school orchestral concerts in Malaysia. At the risk of upsetting new colleagues, I am now looking forward to performing with TBS musicians, if they’ll have me!
After 7 years in SE Asia, my family and I are really looking forward to experiencing four seasons again, even though we appreciate that the cold winters may come as a shock!