We aim to employ the highest quality, fully trained professionals who are selected for their experience, excellence and dedication.
Paul has a Joint Honours in Physics and Education from The University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. Paul joined Britannica as Vice Principal and Head of Secondary with 8 years of previous teaching and leadership experience, having worked internationally in Romania and Dubai, and most recently in London, UK. This is Paul's second year at Britannica.
Vice Principal and Head of Primary
BA Hons, PGCE, MA
I completed my PGCE in Primary Education and my MA in Education with the University of Nottingham. Prior to that I graduated from Swansea University with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Psychology. Before coming to Shanghai, I taught at Outstanding Primary Schools in the UK. I am now in my sixth year at Britannica, having taught across both Key Stage 1 and 2, and am looking forward to continue leading our Primary phase for another successful year.
Head of Early Years and Nursery Teacher
BA Hons, PGCE
In 2008 I graduated with a BA Hons in History with Education Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University before completing my PGCE with QTS in London. I initially taught in an inner-city school in London for two years before moving to the North of England where I worked for a further four years. I joined Britannica in 2016 and now look forward to beginning my sixth academic year. During my time at Britannica I have taught in both EYFS and Primary alongside my role as Cross Phase English Coordinator. I am in the final stages of completing my Masters in Inclusionary Practice where I have specifically researched strategies to support children learning English as an additional language. This year I am very much looking forward to leading our EYFS team here at Britannica.
Head of Secondary
B.Sc. (Hons) , PGCSE
I graduated from St Mary's University, London with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Sports Science and then completed my PGCSE in Secondary Education at the University of Wales, Cardiff. I began my teaching career over 20 years ago on the playing fields of South Wales and since then, I have taught in Kuwait, Venezuela, China (Beijing) and Romania. I have extensive leadership experience as a Head of Department, Assessment Coordinator and Deputy Head. This is my first year in Britannica and I am looking forward to a successful year.
Pre-Nursery Teacher and ASA Co-ordinator
In 2010 I graduated with a BA Ed and QTS in Primary Education from Trinity University, Carmarthen. I specialised in the Foundation Phase and since then I have taught in a number of schools in West and South Wales, before joining the Early Years team at Britannica last year.
Reception A Teacher
BSC Hons / PGCE
I graduated with a BSc Hons in Psychology from the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. After graduating, I moved to Shanghai, China in 2013 where I taught at an English training school for 3 years and then an International Kindergarten for another 3 years. During this time, I completed my PGCEi with the University of Nottingham and then joined Britannica in 2019. This is my second year as a Year 1 class teacher at Britannica International School.
Reception B Teacher
Growing up I lived, studied and worked in seven different countries. Throughout this time, I learned to speak four different languages. My love of languages led me to pursue a degree in Modern Foreign Languages with Education from King’s College in London.
I am a qualified Early Years Foundation Stage teacher. During the theoretical part of my teacher training, I covered topics such as Child Psychology and focused on the different aspects of children’s development; their emotional, social, physical, cognitive and language development. Having had firsthand experience growing up in a multi-lingual household, I am especially fascinated by children’s ability to acquire language. The first five years are crucial in a child’s life to lay the foundation for their future successes.
My core value as an Early Years teacher is to transfer a love of learning and a positive attitude towards school. My aim is to guide children towards independence by helping them gain social skills, try something new, build resilience and set a strong foundation for literacy and numeracy.
Year 1A Teacher
I began teaching following the completion of my Bachelor’s degree in the UK. I decided to focus my attention on Primary education as this age group has always interested me; the potential for progress in such a short amount of time is fascinating.
I aim to develop my teaching beyond simple language acquisition to a more holistic approach, developing independent learners with a growth mindset. After teaching in Europe, I relocated to Shanghai working as a class teacher, delivering the KS1 English National curriculum. I take pride in catering for each individual child and ensuring their needs are met.
I have always believed teaching to be an extremely rewarding career; facilitating students learning, watching them grow and move beyond expectations is a pleasure to witness. Providing a rich learning environment and a classroom which provides a sense of belonging to all my learners is a priority.
Year 1B Teacher and Year 1 Lead
BA Hons in Primary Education from The University of Central England and a TEFL from the TEFL Institute Shanghai. Jennie previously spent five years teaching in a UK primary school and had previously taught in Shanghai for several years. This is Jennie's third year at Britannica.
Year 1C Teacher
I am a Key Stage 1 specialist with a PGCE from Canterbury Christchurch University, UK. I have been a primary and EYFS teacher in the UK and China for the last decade.
My background and personal experiences have strengthened the importance of bringing an active, cultural and hands-on learning experience to the classroom. I believe that learning and academic exploration extend far beyond the walls of the school, by utilising all elements of the school grounds and beyond I ensure the student's natural curiosity is nurtured.
I have been living and teaching in Shanghai since 2014 and I am thrilled to be joining the Britannica team. I believe in open, candid communication, and welcome a strong partnership with our school’s parents. I am looking forward to meeting you all.
Year 2A Teacher
I graduated with a B.Ed in Primary Education with QTS and Physical Education from the University of Winchester. I have taught in a Primary School in the South of England for two years and have experience in teaching EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. This will be my first-year teaching at Britannica International School. I thoroughly look forward to working with the pupils here in Shanghai and I will support them to achieve and thrive in all aspects of school life.
Year 2B Teacher and Year 2 Lead
I had the most wonderful journey to become a Primary Teacher and feel very fortunate. I started my career teaching young adults in the UK, specializing in Special Needs Education and then moved into Primary education; graduating with Oxford Brookes University. I taught in a private school in Oxford and began teaching internationally over thirteen years ago with a British International school in Tokyo, Japan. I am now in my 4thyear with Britannica International School, Shanghai as the Year 1 Lead and am now currently Year 2 Lead and Mathematics Co-Ordinator across the school.
Year 2C Teacher
BSC Hons, PGCE
I graduated with a PGCE in Primary, specialising in Early Years and PE, from The Institute of Education, London. I joined Britannica having taught within Early Years both in the state and independent sector in the UK. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as an accountant for a large company in London, England. I first gained teaching experience working in Busan, South Korea which ignited my passion for experiencing new and different cultures, something that I have thoroughly enjoyed since moving to Shanghai. I have been at Britannica for the last two and half years.
Year 3A Teacher
BA Hons / PGCE
I graduated with a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education with QTS from the University of Bradford. I worked in a Primary School in the UK as a Primary School Teacher as well as been the schools PE coordinator for two years, before I started teaching in international schools in Suzhou, China.
After three years working in Suzhou teaching across the primary year groups, I moved to Shanghai where this year I am joining Britannica International School.
Year 3B Teacher and Year 3 Lead
BSc Hons / PGCE
I graduated as a Teacher in Primary Education in 2014 from the University of Plymouth, UK. I spent the next 4 years teaching all subjects of the UK National Curriculum at a primary school in the south of England. In 2018, I moved to China where I taught the Cambridge Curriculum to Grade 5 children at a newly established Bilingual School in Ningbo. Learning about a different culture alongside teaching internationally was a great experience. Having now moved to Shanghai, I am very happy to be part of Britannica International school. This is clearly a school that values every individual child and nurtures them to achieve their potential. I am very much looking forward to supporting school’s vision and joining this fantastic team of educators.
Year 3C Teacher
Originally from Roscommon, in the west of Ireland, I began my career in a small school where I taught in a multi-grade setting.
After graduating from Dublin City University with an honours Bachelor Degree in Human Development and Irish Language, I continued my studies of Education in Glasgow, Scotland.
Here, I graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Education at Master’s Level.
I moved back to Ireland after my teacher training and began teaching in large schools in Dublin.
I have 6 years’ experience working with SEN children and I am an accredited Dyslexia Tutor with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.
I am looking forward to being part of the Britannica Team and the academic year ahead.
Year 4A Teacher and Year 4 Lead
I graduated from the University of Dundee with a B.Ed in Primary Teaching and taught for one year in Inverness in the North of Scotland. During that year I trained formally as an EAL teacher, which in turn brought me to Shanghai. I began my teaching career in China teaching English to Chinese students from 3-15 years old before making the move to Britannica. I am now entering my fifth year at Britannica International School as a year 4 teacher.
Year 4B Teacher
I completed my Bachelors in Education in London, gaining a First-Class Honours in Primary Education from the University of Roehampton. I then worked as a class teacher and as a Mathematics coordinator for five years in an Ofsted Outstanding UK Primary school.
In 2018 I decided to further enhance my teaching experiences and jumped at the opportunity to move to Shanghai. I have spent the last three years working as a Year 3 and 4 class teacher and I look forward to working alongside a great team of teachers and students at Britannica International School.
As a fully qualified primary school teacher, I am experienced in teaching all curriculum subjects. My specialism is language acquisition and mathematics. I have also taught philosophy to children both in London and more recently in Shanghai.
I hope to bring over a decade of experience to date, to inspire and develop our group of international students to become well-rounded independent learners, both academically and socially. My aim is to empower them to continue their eagerness for learning, to share and communicate their ideas in a collaborative environment.
Year 4C Teacher
BA Hons, PGCE
I’m from the Wirral in the North West of England but have been living and work in China for 5 years now. After graduating with First Class Honours from the University of Derby in 2014, I moved to Shanghai to begin my teaching career in international education. I completed a PGCEi with the University of Nottingham in 2017 and have continued to develop professionally since then, receiving certification from International Baccalaureate in both teaching and leadership.
Year 5A Teacher
BSC Hons, PGCE TEFL
I graduated from La Trobe University, Australia with a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Honors Post Graduate in Medical Microbiology. I am fortunate in that I have gained much professional and life experience outside of teaching in areas of scientific research, sales and marketing and for a period of time ran my own fashion business. With a desire to teach, I indulged my love of learning and returned to studies and gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Early Years Education. I supported my teaching qualifications further by then gaining a TESL qualification from Jiaotong University Shanghai and have worked as an early years educator in China for close to eight years, four of those years spent teaching Pre-Nursery and Nursery at Britannica International School Shanghai.
Year 5B Teacher
BSc Hons, PGCE, MEd
After graduating from Lancaster University with a BSc Hons in Ecology I continued my studies at the University of Cambridge where I gained my Post Graduate Certificate of Education and Master of Education. Having taught in a boarding school in Hertfordshire for three years I began teaching internationally in 2011 at a British International School in Suzhou, China, teaching Key Stage 2. After 7 years working in international schools in Shanghai, I am excited to be joining the team at Britannica.
Year 5C Teacher and Year 5 and 6 Lead
I graduated from the University of Winchester in 2006 with a BA (hons) in Primary Education with QTS and English specialism. This is now my 15th year of teaching having taught both in England and Internationally. Excitingly this is my 8thyear at Britannica and I continue to enjoy being a part of the hard working and driven team of teachers where we inspire and enthuse children every single day. If you were to step into my classroom you will find a vibrant and interactive environment where children are provided with the necessary tools and guidance to become lifelong learners. I pride myself on creating a safe and secure place for all children to learn and develop with happy, smiling and confident attitudes.
In my spare time I continue to enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring new places, as well as being an avid Formula 1 fan and an enthusiastic book worm!
I am looking forward to a wonderful 8th year at Britannica as Year 5 Lead and Year 5C class teacher.
Year 6A Teacher, Science and English Teacher
During my tour of Britannica last year, I asked a student what they enjoyed about the school, to which he responded; "It feels like being part of a big family." My experience so far has confirmed this comment. Upon graduating from the University of Cape Town, I worked as an ESL teacher in Shanghai from 2015 until joining Britannica last year. I quickly felt part of the Britannica family with being immersed in a positive teaching and learning environment wherein all members strive for progress and excellence.
Jin Won Lee
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Korean Literature from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea. Jin is Britannica's native Korean Teacher. He has a wealth of experience, having taught at Taerung private school and Hansem private school in Korea. He has been a teacher for over 18 years.
Japanese Teacher and Japanese Liaison Officer
Postgraduate Qualification in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Bachelor's degree from Nagoya, Japan. Yoko is Britannica's native Japanese teacher. She has previously taught in international schools in Guangzhou and Tianjin, China, and has more than 5 years teaching experience.
Director of Mandarin and Chinese Cultural Studies
I graduated with an M.A. in Foreign Language Teaching from New York University and a B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from East China Normal University. I was trained and certified in New York City before I started teaching in international schools in Shanghai. I have been teaching for 12 years. I joined Britannica in 2013 as a founding member and I have thoroughly enjoyed working in this community, where teachers, students and parents, all know each other and care about each other. In the past eight years I have had the pleasure of closely witnessing the growth of a great many bright and talented children at Britannica, not only seeing their progress in Mandarin but their growth as young people.
I graduated from Shanghai Normal University with a Diploma, majoring in Chinese Language and Literature. I am certified in teaching Chinese language. I have worked in both local and international schools in Shanghai for 26 years, teaching a variety of different levels and age-groups. This is my sixth year working at Britannica. I enjoy working with children at Britannica and the fact that teaching is full of everyday challenges yet successes. In my spare time, I love cooking and travelling, and enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter Candy.
I graduated with a B.A. in Chinese Literature from Shanghai Normal University. I then became certified to teach Mandarin in 2005. Since then, I have gained experiences in teaching Mandarin for native and non-native students in a range of different schools. I continue to upskill my teaching skills through regular training courses each year. I feel joyful when I get along with students and work in Britannica. Students and teachers care each other like family members. Britannica is the warmest community that I have met in my teaching career so far.
I have a Master’s degree in Chinese Language from Shanghai Normal University, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Suzhou Science and Technology University.
I have been teaching Chinese for more than 8 years and I love Chinese language and literature. This is my fourth-year teaching in Britannica. In Britannica I have the opportunity to teach a diverse group of primary and secondary students, I enjoy teaching and getting along with children in all year groups.
I graduated as an English teacher in 2007 from Pingxiang University. I started my career teaching in a private school in Guangdong and then I spent five years teaching in a local school in Shanghai before teaching in an international school in Jiangxi. I joined Britannica in 2017 and I have thoroughly enjoyed working in this community where teachers and students are given a safe and encouraging environment.
M.A , B.A
I studied my degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at Huaqiao University. After completing my undergraduate degree, I continued to study for my master degree in TCFL from Beijing International Studies University. Before joining Britannica, I taught Mandarin Chinese in South Korea and the United States. This is my third year in Britannica, I love working at Britannica. It has a great and positive environment.
Head of Mathematics
BSc Hons, PGCE
My journey to China began in South East London, where I had moved after completing first my Mathematics degree at Bath University and then my PGCE. I taught ages 11-18 for four years at a diverse school with students from a number of backgrounds. My Further Mathematics A level classes often featured students originally from China, so to get to know them better I started learning to speak Chinese, which was a challenge I enjoyed. When the opportunity arose to move abroad, I took it, and am about to start my third year in China.
In my subject Mathematics in particular the seemingly always looming examination pressure can potentially cause some of the joy to be stripped from topics. I relish the challenge of structuring lessons that cause students to think, rather than simply remember, helping to develop their problem-solving abilities and preparing them for further study in their chosen area. As with any skill this needs to be introduced gradually, but the aim is to promote curiosity and resilience, which leads to more enjoyable lessons for all.
Mathematics Teacher and Assessment Co-ordinator
BA Hons, STEM, PGCE
I am a Teacher of Mathematics with 10 Years’ experience., starting my 11th year. I have taught at 3 schools in England; Sydney Smith, Frederick Gough and Goole High School, and I am now going into my 6th year at Britannica International School. I am very happy to be a teacher at Britannica as has been demonstrated by the length of time I have worked here.
Degree in History from Northumbria University.
Mathematics Conversion Course from Hull University.
PGCE from Hull University.
Experience in roles including: Intervention Co-ordinator and KS5 lead in the UK.
Head of EAL
I graduated with a B.A (International) in French and Irish from Dublin City University in Ireland. During my studies I had the opportunity to enter the Erasmus programme studying for one year at The University of Lorraine in France. Following this, I completed a 2 year Professional Master of Education at Trinity College Dublin.
Having completed my postgraduate course, I moved to Scotland where I lived and worked within Glasgow city. During this time, I facilitated and supported students with SEN and EAL. I taught a range of subjects to students including French, English and Health & Wellbeing. Following this, I returned to Dublin where I taught languages.
EAL and Spanish Teacher
I am originally from Colombia in South America. My studies include a B.A. in Business Administration, a training course in Spanish as a foreign language from Cervantes Institute Shanghai and a TELF & TESOL certificate.
I moved to Tianjin, China, in 2015, where I worked primarily as a 1 to 1 support teacher with children with special educational needs. I was also one of the boarding house assistants and taught Spanish as an After-School Activity in an International School.
In 2020, I moved to Shanghai, joined by my wife and our two children. I am proud to be part of Britannica International School Shanghai; this school has solid values and principles. I am ready to work with a fantastic team and support students to become the best they can be.
Having always had a love of learning languages, I chose to pursue a Master’s degree in Hong Kong. My undergraduate studies allowed me to develop a comprehensive understanding of language processes and development. I specialised in language development and the process of human being; native language, age, personality, motivation, cognition as well as the sociological effects on language process and development. This knowledge has allowed me to be more aware of the factors that need to be considered when planning for every lesson and the importance of taking into consideration all individual needs.
My previous teaching experience as a member of EAL & English departments provided me an opportunity to work with students from various academic and cultural backgrounds. I was responsible for the speaking and listening curriculum, which allowed me to understand these aspects of the language curriculum and adapt teaching methods to ensure all students were able to make progress and succeed.
I have worked as a housemistress of a prestigious international boarding school, helping me to gain further experiences which enable me to ensure that all students’ needs are catered for effectively.
Business Studies and Economics Teacher
BA, PGCE, QTS
This is my fourth year working at Britannica and I am really enjoying the inclusive and collaborative nature of the school. I achieved my PGCE in Secondary Business Studies (with QTS) from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a BA Management Degree from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Before joining Britannica, I taught at another international school in Shanghai and at Windsor Girls' School in England. I enjoy following football and I am an avid supporter of Chelsea FC. I believe that sport and business can bring the world closer together.
Director of Educational Technology
With a degree in Philosophy from Birmingham University, an Associate’s Degree in Communication Design from Middlesex University and a Masters (MSc) in Digital Technology within Education from Edinburgh University, Laurence has gained a wealth of knowledge in his chosen field. Qualifications from University College London in teaching ICT as well as his 16 years international teaching in various locations around the globe has contributed to Laurence being a very experience professional teacher and subject leader. Laurence is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Britannica International School, Shanghai.
Director of Sport
BA Hons, QTS, PGCE
I graduated as a Secondary Physical Education teacher in 2017 from Liverpool Hope University, where I gained 2 years’ experience working in 2 well-established Secondary schools in Liverpool, UK. Prior to this I also gained 5 years teaching experience of teaching PE within many reputable primary schools around the North West of England. In 2018, I moved to Shanghai where I am now entering my 4th year of International teaching as the Director of Sport here at Britannica International School.
French and PE Teacher
MA, BSc, PGCE, Diploma
I graduated with a PGCE from the University of Nottingham, a BSc in Sports Science from Poitiers University, and took a MA in Movement Therapy and Rehabilitation from Oregon State University. I have also deepened my knowledge in Swimming with a National Teaching Qualification from France. During my academic journey, I have endeavored to learn how to develop innovative programs to support students in their learning journey. I have been teaching PE for over 12 years and have been living in Shanghai for 10 years. I joined Britannica in 2015 as I believe in the school’s vision and ethos to both fully develop students’ academic potential and create a learning environment which empowers students.
I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher and finished my degree in Education in 2017.
As a child, I had a few amazing teachers who taught me a lot when I was at school. This made me realize that I can also make a difference in other children’s lives. It is one of the best feelings to see the excitement in a child’s face when he or she succeeds at something. As an educator, I can help them to achieve their goals. I want to be remembered as the teacher who gave every child every chance, everyday.
I will be joining the Physical Education department at Britannica this year. I am very excited as I have always been passionate about sport, I firmly believe that physical education can have a huge impact on students, both physically and mentally. My goal at Britannica is to deliver engaging lessons, foster a love of sport and physical wellbeing and provide opportunities for students to develop their skills in different sports.
Head of Art
B.ed. Intermediate & Senior (Art + Drama)
I graduated as a B.ed Intermediate and Senior Phase teacher at Cape Peninsula University of Technology where I majored in Art and Drama in education. I am the current art teacher for Primary and Secondary students. This is my first year with Britannica and I enjoy working with such engaged and creative students. I have been teaching in China for the past four years and taught in South-Africa prior to moving to China. Art and teaching have been a lifelong passion and I hope to inspire the same passion in the students. In addition to focusing on Art and Design as a practical subject I enjoy collaboration and integration of other subjects. I believe that Art is a skill that can be taught and is not reliant on talent although passion and dedication is key to success. My main goal is to teach my students thinking and problem solving skills while developing their practical application of knowledge to their own work.
Yang Jie Tsang
Head of Science
BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS
After completing my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, I moved to Birmingham and enrolled onto a PGCE course to train to become a Secondary Science Teacher. I taught in several urban and suburban schools around Birmingham. I thoroughly enjoyed my time teaching in the UK, I am very grateful and extremely excited to continue my teaching career at Britannica International School Shanghai.
Head of English and Media Studies
BA Hons / PGCE
I began my teaching journey in South Korea, where I taught younger students living in remote rural areas, who had little to no exposure to English. The enjoyment of this experience, coupled with my love of literature, made me decide to return to the UK and become a secondary English teacher. After teaching in the UK, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to come and work in a bilingual school here in China, which allowed me to utilise my previous experiences together. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed teaching in the UK and internationally, and I’m greatly looking forward to continuing my journey here at Britannica.
Head of Music
I grew up in the South East of England, in the county of Essex. Throughout my youth, I played many musical instruments, was a part of many ensembles, groups and competitions locally. During my mid-teens I was a member of the Essex Youth Orchestra playing Percussion and Jazz Trumpet with the Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra. I was fortunate enough to tour Europe for many years with these Orchestras and play a huge variety of Jazz and Classical music in famous concert halls.
My undergraduate degree was in Music Culture: Theory and Production at the University of East London, giving me sound reading and background in music technology and the culture of popular music.
After this, I worked as a Percussion Technician freelance and at the Royal Opera House before starting my PGCE at Middlesex University.
Having been a Head of Music, both in the UK and Internationally, my aim is to raise the profile of music at Britannica and make every student feel confident and comfortable playing music. I wish to inspire every student to want to perform and showcase their talents and skills, proudly representing the school.
Music and teaching are my two greatest passions in life. Originally from Ireland, I am from what you might call a musical family. My father is an electric guitar and mandolin player. My brother plays pipes, whistle and flute in the Irish Tradition. Having been influenced by them, I started on the electric guitar before taking up the tenor banjo and learning Traditional Irish music. During this time, I played in many bands and played all around Ireland.
As I began to study classical music, I began composing too. I continue to learn how to play new instruments and learn about different genres of music today. As of this moment, I can sing, compose, play the guitar, bass, drum kit, djembe (and other drums), tenor banjo, mandolin, ukulele, ruan, concertina and tin whistle. I also love to perform on stage when I can.
This is my eighth year in China, and seventh in Shanghai. At this stage, I feel like Shanghai is my home and I imagine I will be here for a long time.
Having the education, the performance experience and over seven years teaching experience, has taught me that a good education in music should combine both knowledge and practical application. Music, as an art, is also there to be enjoyed and to enrich the lives of all. It is these things that I wish to offer the pupils of Britannica.
Head of Humanities
BA Hons, PGCE
I was born and raised in Southampton, England. History has been my passion since childhood. In 2012, I graduated from University College London with a First-Class degree in History. I subsequently entered teaching and earned a PGCE from the University of Chichester.
I find a lot of fulfillment in helping students to learn and enjoy their time at school. I am also keenly aware of teaching’s role in raising capable citizens and building a healthy society. This is especially true of History. It equips students with the critical thinking skills and contextual knowledge they need to engage with the world. If I can help to equip students in this way, it is my duty to do so.
English and Humanities Teacher
Education has always been an important part of my life, with my mother having taught for the better part of three decades. Throughout my childhood, my mother’s commitment to education and the value she placed on the importance of lifelong learning was inspiring.
The opportunity of being a part of a child’s journey through their learning remains a truly humbling experience, and nothing is more gratifying than to see curiosity bloom, concepts overcome and potential realized. This ‘learning journey’ is undoubtedly a process, which at times is challenging, however, irrespective of this, to be a part of this process is a privilege and one to which I have endeavored to devote my career.
My goals at Britannica are relatively simple. My first impression of Britannica as a whole is one of family and community. This is an incredible environment to be a part of and one which allows for incredible opportunities to flourish. I aim to work diligently toward integrating into the Britannica family and to become a contributing member to an educational establishment that is focused on guiding students toward their potential, not only academically but also as well-rounded individuals.
BA Hons, PGCE
After completing my BA (Hons) in English and Creative Writing at John Moore’s University, I then went on to attain my English PGCE from the globally-renowned Institute of Education, University of London.
I have been teaching for almost ten years. I first spent two years teaching within a public school in London, catering to many students with varying academic needs and abilities. After this experience, I then decided to embark on my journey to China. Firstly, for one year in a boarding school on the outskirts of Guangzhou before moving to Shanghai where I have spent six wonderful years leading, developing and implementing the middle school English curriculum.
I want to provide my students with a means of broadening their way of thinking, expressing themselves, supporting them whilst they strive for greatness, to challenge themselves and the world around them. I want to be able to remove the stigma attached to Shakespeare and show that, despite being written hundreds of years ago, it is still as relevant and relatable as ever!