I completed my initial primary teacher training in 1978 at the Johannesburg College of Education (now incorporated into the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand), one of South Africa’s leading teacher training institutions. In possession of a Higher Diploma in Education, I commenced a very successful teaching career, specialising in Early Childhood Education, spanning three-and-a-half decades.
IIn the mid-1990s, with the abolition of apartheid and subsequent democratisation of South Africa’s state education, I facilitated continuous professional development workshops to promote and enhance effective child-centred teaching and learning, especially in literacy and numeracy.
During this time, I co-authored a Teacher’s Guide and Pupil’s Activity Book Workbook, focussing on language and literacy. During my teaching tenure in New Zealand, I was immensely impressed with the emphasis placed on the teaching of reading, and the pioneering Reading Recovery work of Dame Marie Clay. This inspired me to register at Massey University, where I completed a Bachelor of Education, focussing on, inter alia, Remedial Reading and the Teaching of English to Second Language Learners.
Over recent years, I have served as head of Early Years departments at the following international schools, all offering the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and National Curriculum of England: The Grange School, Lagos, Nigeria (2009 to 2011); Baku-Oxford School, Baku, Azerbaijan (2012 to 2014); and The Regent Primary School, Abuja, Nigeria (2015 to 2017).
My most recent accomplishment was achieved in June 2017. Assessed against British Standards Overseas, Penta International inspectors declared The Regent Primary School 'a good school with some outstanding features', one of which was my Early Years Department; teaching and learning were rated as 'outstanding', a feat of which I am very proud! I am passionate about international education, and committed to ensure that pupils are well-equipped with the requisite skills to guarantee success in the twenty-first century: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. In order to remain at the cutting edge of education, I keep abreast of best practice in teaching and learning via continuous professional development. Additionally, as academic leader, I have considerable experience with and understanding of the significant link between quality assurance in education (accreditation) and the quality enhancement of teaching and learning.
Over the years, I have engaged in a wide range of interests: smocking, quilting, making porcelain dolls, running children’s pottery clubs, gardening, including the cultivation of Clivia plants from seed, reading and travel, including leading student educational tour groups to France, Ghana, the Republic of Benin, Russia and Turkey. My husband, Geoff, is also an experienced educationalist. He and I are the proud parents of a son and two daughters, and we now have four beautiful grandchildren.
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