Life before Teesside High School
A North East resident for my entire life, I attended local universities for my BA (Hons) in Economics, and then my PGCE in Business Education. Since qualifying as a teacher I have worked predominantly in a school in East Durham for 21 years, and then working on short contracts in Newcastle for two years. I then came to Teesside High School to provide maternity cover, and I am lucky enough to be here many years later, teaching on both the Economics and Business Studies courses.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
It allows me to interact with human beings constantly, over a prolonged period of time. All of my courses are for two years, and allow me to help develop my students and watch them grow over their studies. It can be interesting watching the ‘lightbulb moments’ as students new to Economics or Business grasp a new concept.
What do you enjoy most about Teesside High School?
The support that can be gained from my colleagues, especially those in the Sixth Form, which helps me to develop, so I can then help others develop.
What is your favourite time of the year?
Winter. The warm nights in, the snow outside in the garden. What more needs to be said.
What do others say about you?
Versatile. Aside from teaching, I am a self-published author, a shooting coach and a former entrepreneur, so others tend to think of me as able to do anything I want to. There is nothing that cannot be achieved by effort, something I try to instil in my students.