I began my teaching journey at a summer camp in Connecticut, USA in 1999. I was responsible for teaching campers how to ride horses and provide arts and crafts experiences for them - two things I love doing myself! This was my first work experience after graduating from an English Literature degree at The University of Wales, Bangor and I loved it. I then went on to study Primary School Teaching at the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education the following year. I initially started teaching in Key Stage 2, but soon learned that my true passion lay in Key Stage 1. For me, there is no bigger joy than seeing the delight on a child’s face as they master a new skill for the first time.
I taught in the UK for two years initially and then took a job teaching in Taiwan. This was the beginning of my international teaching travel bug and I have been lucky enough to work in Australia, the UAE, Oman, Malaysia and the USA since then. In that time I have been an Early Years Leader, Year Group Leader and NQT mentor in addition to my role as a teacher. I love to travel and experience different cultures and languages and am very much looking forwards to discovering everything Poland and The British School Warsaw has to offer.
Outside of the classroom I like to travel and go scuba diving where possible. I love to take photographs and look forwards to capturing the different aspects of Polish architecture, landscapes and life. I enjoy doing many different arts and crafts and find being creative to be very relaxing.