Born and raised in South Africa, I completed my Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Pretoria and taught in South Africa for three years before accepting a teaching position in Doha, Qatar for two years. I returned home to South Africa and continued teaching for a further three years before deciding to accept my present position in Dubai. My initial passion for teaching was instilled from working with children in summer camps in England. I have taught all age groups from Early Years to Grade 3. I believe in making the classroom a fun place to learn where children can learn through play. I work to create a safe and exciting atmosphere in the classroom where children can explore themselves and the world they live in. I enjoy finding new ways of teaching so that it benefits each learner as every learner learns differently. I love to travel and have visited over 24 countries. In my spare time I enjoy baking cakes and keeping fit by running. I am very excited to join an international team of teachers at SISD.