Middle Years Coordinator
After many trips to Indonesia as visitors, my family and I decided to move to Lombok at the beginning of 2019. I have an extensive background in education, working for 20 years in Australia as a consultant, program developer, teacher and school leader. This experience prepared me well for the challenges of working in an International school. I am committed to life-long learning and will complete a Masters Degree (Educational Leadership) in October, 2019. I am happy and proud that my family and I are able to be a part of the Nusa Alam family.
I am committed to supporting the personal and academic development of my students. I aim to encourage a desire in students to be the best version of themselves they can be. I model the importance of continuous improvement and seek to impart an appreciation of the value of learning. Student well-being is a particular area of interest for me and I strive to develop meaningful relationships with my students to enable me to best support them on their life journey.
High School Coordinator
Going into my second year of teaching at Nusa Alam I understand what a wonderful opportunity it is to work in a fantastic school. Originally from Ireland I completed my degree in Scotland and finally moved to Cornwall, England to complete my PGCE where I spent 5 years teaching in a variety of roles before moving abroad. Completing a degree in Business Information Systems has allowed me to teach a wealth of subjects from Computer Science, ICT and Business Studies. Also my keen interest in sport and playing soccer to a high level in the UK has also led me to teach outside the classroom as a PE teacher. I first came to Indonesia to enjoy my main hobby of surfing. More than a decade on I am proud to call Lombok home.
The Salmon of Knowledge - (Irish: bradán feasa) is famous in Irish mythology for always seeking knowledge. I believe the goal of education is to encourage the seeking and discovery of knowledge. My personal philosophy of education is based around a supportive, engaging and inclusive educational environment with positive and engaging teacher-student relationships, where students are not afraid to make mistakes. Teachers have the responsibility to create a cooperative learning environment where students feel safe and secure.
Due to the evolving world of ICT teachers are preparing students for jobs that do not exist yet. Therefore, I believe in giving students the opportunity to learn in an IT rich environment to become the best 21st century learners in order to give them maximum opportunities in life.