Elena has been as Head of Biology, Head of EPQ and Head of Teaching and Learning, Sixth Form tutor and teacher of A Level Psychology at Hereford Cathedral School (a co-educational independent day school) which she joined in 2008.
Elena was one of the three finalists in the Royal Society of Biology teacher of the year award in July 2015.
She is one of 15 members of the Royal Society of Biology Curriculum Committee (https://www.rsb.org.uk/about-us/committees/biology-curriculum-committee), a group of university researchers, professors, representatives from industries and teachers advising government on biology curriculum content.
Elena has been a KS3 National Science Strategy Lead teacher for Worcestershire and she has worked in both independent and state schools as a Lead Teacher focusing on implementing the most effective teaching and learning strategies.
She was educated in Italy and spent two years completing a Masters on Ethology (Ants Behaviour) as part of her Natural Sciences degree course at Parma University (Italy). During her PGCE course at Worcester University (England) she completed a project on the Active Learning Cycle comparing the use of Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic activities to enhance learning to more traditional teaching techniques.
Her article on the Endoplasmic Reticulum Song homework featured in the School Science Review published by ASE (Association for Science Education).
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