I am currently in my fourth posting as a Head Teacher (Principal) at (yet another) struggling, inner-city, London primary school.
Dysfunctional schools interest me; I get immense satisfaction from fixing them and moving on to the next one. It is work on the very front line of social impact.
Daily, I juggle the needs of children, staff, parents and inspectors.
There are frequent battles with government initiatives and balancing out managing a large institution whilst maintaining, at all times, what is best for the pupils
My other life is as the head of a family of five children. We live in Central London.
Born and raised in Smalltown, New Jersey, I came to England in January 1984 as an exchange student. I went native and never went back. Every moment since has been spent longing to be British. I am very proud of my (alleged) Native American (Indian) heritage but am humiliated at the mess Americans have made of the world.
I love sport, music, travel and laughing.