I currently live in Malaysia with my husband and two children. I am the Head of Primary at Sri KDU International School, Malaysia. I have been an educator for 25 years and a Headteacher for almost 15 of these.
Whilst I am, and always will be, a Primary practitioner at heart, my role within school life has diversified into Leadership Development Coaching, Whole School Safeguarding and Curriculum Development / Redesign.
Whilst working in the UK, I was a network Leader for the Catholic School Cluster and was a Local Leader in Education for the National College for School Leadership UK; hosting placement for aspiring Headteachers and mentoring newly appointed Heads.
As a parent of two teenagers, I am passionate about building and growing potential within children and young people whilst also concentrating on their wellbeing and positive mental health.
Over my career, I have developed projects for Growth Mindset and Citizenship Thinking; enabling children to be resilient, optimistic and confident whilst forming good relationships, take personal responsibility and making a positive global contribution. I believe every school should be ‘one with a heart’.
I have been the Chair of the Primary Heads AIMS (Association of International Malaysian Schools) Network since 2018. A voluntary organisation which facilitates student and staff events, training and build collaboration.
I am also one of the founding Network Leaders for WomenEd Malaysia. WomenEd is a global grassroots movement that connects aspiring and existing women leaders in education and gives women leaders a voice in education.
I am currently studying to become a fully qualified coach.