I have been teaching for almost 35 years at private schools in South Africa where I was head of the Junior department and served on the school’s management team. I am passionate about teaching and enjoy helping children who find learning difficult. I strive to encourage children to accept who they are and embrace their differences. I have a son and daughter, Vaughn and Gillian, as well as two grandsons, Charles and Connor. My hobbies are reading, hiking, needlework, travelling and going to the gym.