This is my 11th year at St John’s, and I have always loved working here; first as class teacher, then as French and Spanish teacher, and now as EAL Leader.
We are very lucky at St John’s to have 23 languages spoken! I am passionate about different languages and cultures, and I believe in celebrating our rich, diverse community at St John’s. I grew up in Kenya and Tanzania, and later lived, studied and worked in France, Italy and Venezuela. Before teaching, I used my languages in various roles in industry. In 2000, I decided to go into teaching, and I haven’t looked back! I taught French at a Secondary school, before moving into the primary sector.
My message to children is always: embrace the different cultures and languages we have here at school; learn from your international friends; travel as an adult and open your eyes to the world around you!
Outside school, I love singing in a Horsham choir, trips to the theatre, cinema, reading, swimming, playing tennis and walking with my husband and 8 year old son.