21C Educator – Drama, English, Personal and Social Education (PSE), IB MYP Community & Service, Leadership.
Education – B.Ed. Secondary Drama and English (University of Alberta, Canada); PGDip. Creative Writing (Humber College, Ontario, Canada); M.Mgmt. Arts and Cultural Management (University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia). Currently finishing M.Sc. in IT/Education (SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA). And then there is life.
Specialisms: Strategic management, marketing, counseling, drama/English, leadership, technology for learning.
Celebrating – 25 years of teaching this year: 2015-16. Still going strong, now HOD Drama for Grades 6-12.
Other – Songwriter. Traveller. Writer. Coffee lover. I own a record company, have been in a British film about English teachers living in the Middle East and have signed a record deal with one of the largest and long-standing firms in India (Bajaj Int’l owns all the sugar plantations and manufactures auto-rickshaws among other things). I’ve also produced the world’s largest known community coffee festival (34 cafes and 1 trader’s hub) in South Manchester, UK in 2013.
Previously employed – Edmonton, Canada; Taif, Saudi Arabia; Doha, Qatar; and Manchester, UK.
Presently located – Jubail, Saudi Arabia with International School Group (Jubail).
Service – Peer counselling and social work (Canada); service leadership (Cambodia – renovation of a school in the jungle with a team of students and teachers); suicide prevention and outreach (Manchester and Salford Samaritans, UK). Passionate about disaster relief.
Favourite saying – “From out of chaos emerges order.”