Primary Learning Diversity
A New Zealand trained teacher, I have been a member of several New Zealand learning communities over the past 20 years with teaching and leadership experience with learners from 5-13 years of age. I am passionate about fostering creativity and curiosity as a facilitator of learning. My son Harry has just turned 20 so it’s my turn to spread my wings and explore living, learning and making new friends in Hong Kong. My favourite things to do are exploring new places with friends and any opportunities to be creative.
I have worked in ESF primary schools for the past 15 years in a variety of roles including class teacher and technology integration coach. Previously I taught in London, UK. Outside of work, I love hiking, camping and skiing. My most recent hobby is rooftop gardening with my family members.
I am from Hong Kong. I’m trained as a learning support teacher; I love my role in supporting students to grow and do their best. I like the challenges I have in this role, which brings great joy; I enjoy growing with my students. I love being outdoors and can often explore different hiking trails in Hong Kong, running and swimming. As well as being a teacher, I am also a learner. I love learning different things and having new experiences. Recently, I started learning how to play the clarinet, and hopefully, I will be able to play some songs very soon.
Prior to relocating from Australia to Hong Kong, I was the Director of a Preschool on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. My qualifications include a Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services). With NSW Health Speech Pathology I have trained in Kids Talk 1&2 and School Readiness. I have over 12 years of experience in preschool and long day care. Additionally, I have worked as a concept writer for Playhouse Disney and as a Surf Life Saving Education Officer in NSW Schools. I am passionate about writing and the language arts. I hold a 2nd Dan in Japanese Ju Jitsu and have been an active Australian surf life saver for over 20 years.
I grew up in Perth, Western Australia where I worked as a Flight Instructor, teaching students both Practical and Aviation Theory. I also worked in the Revenue Department of the State Government Utility Company. I moved to Hong Kong in 2007 with my husband and we have two children at school in DC. I enjoy hiking, running and traveling, and try to combine the last two and run half marathons in countries I’ve not visited before. I’m pleased to be working at DC as part of the Learning Diversity Team.