GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION CONSULTANT
MSc (Merit) Human Rights, London School of Economics 2005 – 2006
Final dissertation: From Talk to Transformation: The Case for Human Rights Education.
PGCE, Oxford University 1990 – 1991
BA (Hons) International History, London School of Economics 1986 – 1989
- 20-year veteran teacher and school administrator in UK, US and East Africa
- Experienced global, community and experiential education specialist in US, UK, India and East and Southern Africa.
- Change-agent and strategic thinker with an outstanding track record of innovation in curricular and experiential program design.
- Expert in both local and global community partnerships for activism and learning.
- Experienced trainer in community building for adults and young people
- Sought-after board member, advisor and collaborator for non-profits.
Durango Institute for Co-curricular Education
September 2011 – present
Staff Consultant, Global and Community Learning
The American School in London August 2011 – present
Consultant in Global and Community Education: creating & developing local partnerships; admissions outreach; documenting through film, photography, publications; teaching a 2-semester seminar on London; advising on program development.
NSPCC UK August 2011 - present
Advisor on developing philanthropy in young people
Maru-a-Pula School, Gaborone, Botswana July 2010 -present
Global education and partnership consultant; Botswana Storytelling Academy
The Winchester Project, London UK September 2010 – present
Consultant for building links with local schools and developing community education
Global Leadership Adventures 2005 – present
Academic Advisor; Service Learning Consultant; New Programme Consultant.
Germantown Academy, Pennsylvania, USA Oct – Nov ‘06
Full report and proposal on Human Rights Education & Service Learning at GA
The American School in London, 4-18 co-ed August ‘09 – June ‘11
- Director of Global Studies and Community Partnerships (Associate level). Established Global Centre, created and developed Community Opportunities Program (experiential education) and Perspectives (global and community publication.) Worked K-12 and with parents, taught Global Studies, Human Rights and Service Learning.
The Taft School, CT, USA, 14-18 co-ed residential, nor 650 Jan 2007 – June 2009
- Director of Global Studies and Service Learning. Founding Chair of Global Scholarship and Service Dept. Authored Global Strategic Plan and Global Scholars Program. Founder Global Journal. Taught electives in Human Rights, Service Learning and Global Public Health.
Global Leadership Adventures 2005 – present
- Tanzania Program Director July ’11
- India Programme Director July – Aug ’09
- South Africa Programme Director June-Aug ’07 & July 2006
Germantown Academy, PA, USA, 4-18 co-ed day 2001 – 2005
- Chair of whole school committee on International Baccalaureate. Certified I.B. coordinator. Co-chair school self-evaluation. Chair of committee on whole school skills mapping.
- Acting Head of Senior Class 2003. Senior Tutor 2002 – 2005.
- Taught History years 10-13. Wrote new history and skills curriculum for years 10 and 11.
- Lead teacher on First National High School Conference on Social Justice.
North London Collegiate School, London, 11-18 girls, day 1996 – 2001
- Director of Libraries 1999-2001: coordinated whole school research / thinking skills policy and implementation. Ran Winchester Symposium & founded Sixth Form Conference.
- Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator 1998-99: school prospectus 1999. Co-author of school marketing plan. Forged links with local and national press.
- Taught History years 7-13: National Curriculum, GCSE & A level. Wrote & taught Sixth Form Critical Thinking course. Tutored Oxbridge admissions.
Hillcrest Secondary, Nairobi, Kenya, 12-18, day and boarding 1994-1996
- Head of History. Introduced African History and moderated IGCSE coursework. Doubled student numbers at both IGCSE and ‘A’ level. Taught History years 8 -13, IGCSE and A level and History of Art.
St Paul’s Girls’ School, London, UK, 11-18 girls day 1991-1994
- Taught History years 7-13. Wrote Contemporary Politics General Studies course. Tutored for Oxbridge History and Social and Political Sciences admissions.
- Founded & supervised History Society & History Journal.
Workshop presenter, NAIS Annual Conference March 2012
Recipient, Award for Teaching Excellence, Taft School (awarded by students) June ‘09
Recipient, Porteous Award, Taft School (selected by Headmaster) November ‘09
Visiting Scholar Oxford University July ‘08
Member Independent Schools Gender Project, conference presenter June ‘08
Member, Advisory board, xFutures youth event, London Aug ’11-March ‘12
Co-leader, Harlem Learning Journey April ‘11
Chair Design Team Winchester Project (Community Centre) January ’11 – present
Trustee, Doorstep Homeless Families Project November ’10 – present
Trustee, UK Maru-a-Pula Trust November ’10 – present
Volunteer leader Orphanage Outreach / Flying Doctors, Dominican Republic March ‘08
Author of UN evaluation for Cape Town refugee NGO ARESTA Summer ‘04
Volunteer London Detainee Support Group ‘05 – ‘06
ACADEMIC / WRITING
Invited member, Brick Lane Writers’ Group November ‘10
Writing Fellow SLS / Kwani? Writing program, Kenya, Dec ‘06
Graduate Kenyon College (Ohio) Summer Writing program Summer ‘03
Temple University, Philadelphia: non-matriculated graduate student. ‘03-‘04
Fellow of Royal Geographical Society ‘98
Oxford Conference in Education ‘98
Member Oxford University History Committee (Admissions) ‘99-‘01
National Examiner A level History 1998, GCSE History 1994
Extensive independent travel inc: Botswana, South Africa, Senegal, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Guatemala, Belize, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
Also student and teacher educational travel: inc. France, Italy, Greece, Russia, South Africa, Dominican Republic, India, Tanzania.