compassion, humour and trust. I
believe in education we need to
be compassionate because we do
not know another person’s walk
and/or what they are dealing with
in life. Compassion leaves room to
personalise interactions that form
lifelong relationships. Humour helps
lighten the load and helps put a
different spin on an overly stressful
job and situation. Humour does the
heart, body and mind good. Trust can
and has been a lost quality in some
leadership circles across the world.
When someone can trust you as a
leader and know that your intentions
are pure, then you as a human being,
becomes that facilitator that brings
people together for the betterment
of the team’s success.
Share the ways in which the
work that you are currently
doing positively impacts young
I have the ability to meet young
people where they are, academically
and socially, and build relationships
with them that are real and relevant.
Relationships are the catalyst in
making education prosper anywhere
in the world.
What is one of your proudest
achievements to date?
My proudest moments to date is
having the opportunity to use my
skills set, internationally. Being an
instructional leader on an international
level, brings many proud moments,
those moments are how I can make a
difference in a child’s life.
What are three fun activities that
you do to relax and take your
mind off work?
In order to relax I do a combination
of exercising, reading one of the
three books I read each month, and
meditating early in the mornings.