I am from the city of Sunderland on the North-East coast of England.
I studied Sport and Exercise Sciences with Sports Coaching at the University of Sunderland for three years before completing my PGCE in Primary Education.
Upon completion of my PGCE, I took up my first teaching position as a Year 4 teacher at a school here in Doha. My next step in my teaching career took me to the vibrant city of Guangzhou in southeast China where I worked as a Year 4 teacher, as well as a whole-school PE teacher.
Having lived in Doha previously, I amassed a large group of friends with whom I remained in contact and with this in mind, I returned to Doha to work at Oryx.
My main interests are sports and music. Up until moving abroad for the first time, I held a season ticket at Sunderland AFC for 15 years, travelling to both home and away games with my friends regularly. I also love to attend both music concerts and festivals, even attending some in foreign countries like Spain. I have attended some great events in Qatar, such as the Qatar Masters golf tournament and the Qatar Open tennis competition.
My aim at Oryx International School is to continue to develop professionally as a Year 1 teacher.