Where did you grow up?
My early years were spent between Germany and the UK as my father was in the Forces, but we ended up in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, when I was 6 and there we stayed!
Wisbech Grammar School and then Homerton College, Cambridge.
Your current role at King’s Ely and how long you have been a member of staff here:
I am currently teaching Drama to Years 5-11 but during my 12 years at King’s Ely I have been a Year 3 and Year 5 form teacher, Housemistress of Queen Philippa in the Junior school and an English teacher.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
The students, my colleagues and friends, and working in such beautiful surroundings.
Hobbies/interests outside of school:
I dabble with photography and love walking my dog, Monty. I enjoy playing golf but seem to spend more time looking for golf balls than actually putting them!
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I really wanted to be a vet but as I grew older and understood what their job involved, I realised that it possibly wasn’t for me!
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would love to fly! I dream about it sometimes.
What was the last book you read?
‘Tombland’ by C J Sansom.
What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?
Ha! I have done karaoke once and was so terrified by the experience, I haven’t done it again.
What is your favourite film?
I don’t have a specific favourite film but I do like the big blockbusters like the Avengers or Marvel films. I watch clever psychological thrillers (Copycat springs to mind!) and then wonder why I watched them. I’ll avoid horror at all costs.
Do you have any phobias or fears?
Snakes. I cannot cope with the idea of snakes or the dark. I‘m not very good in the dark either.
Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:
My dog, a good book and a very large packet of salt and vinegar crisps.