I moved to Abu Dhabi with my husband in August 2017 to join Ajyal International School MBZ as Primary Principal, whole school Vice Principal. Prior to this I have spent 25 years working in education in variety of locations and position in the United Kingdom. I have been a Head teacher for two schools and have experience of school leadership in a range of contexts. This includes executive headship, school improvement partner, Education Consultant and member of the Interim Executive Board. My substantive school in London was judged as outstanding under my leadership.
I strongly believe a school should be a happy, friendly, safe and encouraging place where everyone feels welcome and valued; a place where expectations are high and achievement is expected and celebrated; a place where all members of the school community care about each other; a place where behaviour is exemplary and where success of all kinds is celebrated. I am excited about being part of the Ajyal School’s journey towards being an outstanding provider of high quality learning for families in Abu Dhabi.
I have two children; a son and a daughter. My son is studying at Davidson College in USA and hopes to become a professional tennis player; I hope to see him playing at Wimbledon one day! My daughter is in her first year of Medicine at Nottingham University in the UK. My husband and I look forward to our new life in Abu Dhabi and to exploring Abu Dhabi and its surrounding areas.