Thanks for visiting my page. I’m an independent cross-cultural trainer and learning specialist with expertise in helping students, educators, senior leadership, and families transition to and from new cultural contexts. Through tailored transition and intercultural engagement programs, my goal is to help improve student achievement, educator fulfilment, and family cohesion.
I have experience working with a variety of both state and private education establishments operating in the elementary, secondary, and higher education sectors. I am a certified teacher and high school principal and an approved NEASC Evaluator who visits and evaluates schools globally. I have directed several research studies on educators’ experiences and perceived needs with regards to transition to and from international schools in Europe and the Middle East, in order to improve the transition experience for educators, students, and families.
I am originally from Wisconsin, USA, where I worked as Head of Science in a local state middle school before taking up a specialist role with Chicago Public Schools as an educational consultant; there I analyzed data on student achievement and collaborated with teachers and senior leadership to develop best practice that met the needs of a diverse and socioeconomic challenged student population. In 2011, I relocated to the UK where I have worked as a learning specialist and head of year at an international school. In the UK, I led and managed the achievement, progress and pastoral provision for neurodiverse high school students. I also served as project coordinator for the Namibia project.
I have a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences Degree in both Education and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, with minors in Theology and Hispanic Literature. I have a Master’s of Science Degree in Educational Administration. I am in the final stages of completing my doctoral degree, which has a psychological and sociological focus on teacher transition in international schools.
I currently live in London, UK with my husband and provide transition advice, workshops, and training on cultural competency in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.