Having had a poor academic start in life, I understand and am committed to children that find learning a challenge. I was fortunate enough to go to a girls’ school for my secondary education that recognised my potential and enabled me to become a rounded person. This supported my confidence to move on to be academically successful. My overriding ambition is for girls starting school in my care to enjoy coming to school, to feel safe and to have an enormous amount of fun. I aim to give each girl and her family an extraordinary start to their school career and for them to see all kinds of learning as a part of life.
I have lived in many different countries and have tackled moving hearth and home from Egypt, Indonesia, Texas, Alaska and Abu Dhabi with my husband and two sons. I often find myself supporting those families considering living and working abroad and all the challenges that can present. Still young enough to have great fun in the classroom, my considerable experience teaching children in the early years enables me to empathise with families facing the enormous challenges modern life presents.
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