High School Principal
Master of Education
Bachelor of Arts
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary Education)
International School Leadership Certificate
I have always had a passion for learning and technology has been the vehicle for providing me with opportunities to share experiences with my students from around the globe. Being an educationalist is my second career and my previous experiences support me in bringing real life scenarios to the school environment. I am originally from the UK, and worked in Africa for 17 years, before moving to Singapore.
I bring many years of experiences to ISS having served in a range of administrative positions in my previous international schools including Assistant/Acting Secondary School Principal, IGCSE Coordinator and Director of Technology.
I have a strong commitment to life-long learning, ensuring that my role as an educator is kept up-to-date and I am fully aware of the changes that are taking place in our society. I have had opportunities to present at AISA, ISAZ and EARCOS Leadership conferences, and to attend the Suny Buffalo Master programme in Leadership-based Learning. Currently I am studying an MBA in Leadership and Management.
I have always been an advocate for student well-being and promote the need for students to have a balanced life, and I support research proving that students who are engaged in regular physical activity often develop life skills such as sportsmanship, time-management, self-discipline, goal-setting, and an increased sense of self-worth.
Assistant High School Principal, Grade 9 to 10 MYP Coordinator, Mathematics Teacher
Bachelor Of Science (Applied Mathematics)
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
Having grown up in an international school and having always enjoyed mathematics, sharing my passion for the subject with others lead me to teaching. I completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and subsequently teacher training and then enjoyed a range of experiences teaching in Scotland. The international pull grew stronger and I moved with my wife to Brunei. During an enriching eight years there I became Head of Department and subsequently Assistant Head, gaining experience with the IBDP Programme.
Moving on as a family of four, the opportunities of a vibrant city and new challenges brought us to Singapore and the ISS community became our home.
Working closely with students and seeing them grow through their school life and learning from their experiences gives me enormous pleasure. I strive to see students leaving school as strong individuals confident in their own abilities and able to work collaboratively with others.
IBDP Coordinator, TOK Teacher
Postgraduate Cert. in Adv. Educational Studies (PCAdvEdStud) Careers Education and Counselling
PGCE in Secondary Education (specialism: English)
Cambridge University Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations
MA (Hons.) Social and Political Sciences
As a bilingual third-culture child who grew up on the campuses of international schools in the Netherlands, the values of the IB pervaded not just my schooling, but my entire upbringing, and by extension my outlook on what education should be. I am a passionate advocate for the diploma ‘Core’ and am an experienced Extended Essay Coordinator and TOK Coordinator, teacher and examiner. As a certified university and careers counsellor I believe that an IB education is the best preparation for university that students can have and I care deeply about guiding students to ‘best-fit’ higher education pathways. Having taught in Beijing for four years and Hong Kong for ten years, I have an enduring love for living, working and travelling in Asia and am excited by all Singapore has to offer. Outside of the classroom I am active in women’s networks and enjoy my pets, live music, hiking, and yoga.
K-12 Head of ESL (English as a Second Language), English Acquisition Coordinator and Teacher
Bachelor of Education (English, Bahasa Indonesia)
From a young age I lived in Indonesia and Brunei and experienced Singapore’s urban jungle in my teens. I finished high school and university in Perth, and at first found it difficult to reconcile my new Australian identity. My connection to Asia and my exposure to expat life made a Bachelor of Education in English and Bahasa Indonesia from Curtin University a natural choice. After 8 successful and fulfilling years teaching Bahasa at Perth College, an Anglican girl’s school, it was time for a change of scenery again to feed my travel bug! I spent the next 18 months travelling Asia and Europe, and living and teaching in the UK.
My next and current adventure took me back to South East Asia and ISS International School. It has been wonderful reminiscing about old school days with current students. Being able to give back to and be part of an international school community again has been extremely rewarding!Email