Q: Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people
A: At the age of 12, I won a five-day holiday to Florence with the Observer newspaper after entering my small painting of Venice in an art competition.
Amongst many others, I’ve had an exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery.
Q: What roles have you enjoyed at RGS?
A: At 29, I arrived at RGS as head of art. After my second son was born I went part-time.
I have loved teaching art and being part of the sixth form team and years ago, due to staffing issues, I was asked to be head of DT (for a term!).
Q: What has been the best part of your job?
A: Working with a close-knit, fantastic team of people who are passionate about art. They have been a constant in my life, both in and out of school and have been really supportive, kind and funny.
Q: And the worst bit?
It’s probably because I’m getting older as well, but it seems that there’s less time in a week to get everything done.
Q: What did you do before you came to RGS?
A: I lived in Sutton Coldfield as a child and moved to Lichfield as a teenager. On to Lancaster University to study for a BA in fine art and then on to Brighton for my PGCE. I started my teaching career at King Edward’s School, Witley, near Godalming and then taught at Northallerton College before arriving at RGS.
Q: What do you plan to do next?
A: Mostly looking after my dad who has recently become in need of family help, but there’s a studio at his house, so I intend to pick up my paint brushes too.
Q: What are the main changes you have seen during your time at RGS?
A: Staff changes, new building, wonderful sports facilities and studio that most schools could only dream of.
Q: What will you miss most about the school?
A: Being around talented students who produce amazing work and being part of an art team (family) who are so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.
Q: What are your main interests outside RGS?
A: Art, culture, gardening, travel, family and friends.
Q: Reflecting on your time at RGS, what do you feel most proud of?
A: Contributing to the creativity of young minds.