Following school life in Sussex and reading Biochemistry at Warwick University, I spent three further years in research. I put my PhD to use in the pharmaceutical industry working in a Biotechnology Discovery unit ahead of a career change. Senior school teaching in the state sector followed a PGCE; a move to Oxford and the Dragon, led me to life as a Houseparent, a Science Teacher and Sustainability Programme Co-ordinator.
As Admissions Registrar, I now meet all families who are considering a Dragon education for their children. Whilst not teaching anymore, I still experience the energy and purpose of our Dragons on a daily basis as they go about their learning: ever curious, endlessly creative, determined and rarely taking themselves too seriously.
Outside school – and when not following a cricket game somewhere – I spend time with family and friends at our home in Normandy. It is here that I can indulge in some reading and card playing whilst undertaking some serious research about French wine and Normandy cheese – all from the comfort of a hammock. My love of trees also means regular planting any addition to our mini arboretum.
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