Meet Our Team

Friendly team of professionals

Meet our management team

My Online Schooling is made possible by a fantastic and friendly team of professionals who are instrumental in our day-to-day operations.

We have two offices on opposite sides of the world. Our team in Edinburgh looks after pupils based in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while our Melbourne-based team serves pupils in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.

While they couldn’t be much further apart, our two offices work very closely together. We’re all part of one big team, sharing the same passion for teaching and the same dedication for the principles of diversity, transparency and empathy. Together, we work to bring the highest standards of education to your child, no matter where they are or what challenges they face.

Our management staff are on hand throughout the school week, ready to offer support for pupils, parents or anyone interested in learning more about us. Meet the members of our Management Team:

Tom Crombie

Tom Crombie

Director

I’m the Director and founder of My Online Schooling, so as well as overseeing the school’s operations and curricula, I also work on its growth and development.

I’m so proud of the team we’ve built, both in the UK and in Australia. With a great group of teaching and management staff, we’re making a real difference for children and their families. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the wonderful progress our pupils have made in their time with My Online Schooling.

My own journey in education started when I studied at University of Glasgow then, later, at the University of Edinburgh – where I received a distinction in P.G.D.E Primary. In the years since, I’ve built a track record that stretches from state and private schools to the Special Educational Needs sector and management, working in both the UK and New Zealand, as well as supporting a primary school in Uganda. It was during this time that I recognised a need that traditional schooling wasn’t meeting – hence My Online Schooling was born, with the simple aim of improving the educational possibilities for young people.

Outside of the workplace, I love to travel – I’ve been lucky enough to explore quite a few countries, but there are plenty left to tick off from the bucket list! Aside from travelling, I enjoy keeping fit and active, whether through football, rugby, hill walking or skiing.

Ewen Burgess

Ewen Burgess

Business Development Manager - UK

As the Business Development Manager, my role revolves around creating and implementing HR policies and procedures. I work closely with the team across both the Edinburgh and Melbourne offices, making sure everyone lives up to our values. Of course, I’m also here to develop the business, which means exploring new and innovative ideas and ventures that will help bring new pupils and staff to the school.

My aim here is to establish a place where staff feel valued, by creating an environment where everyone on the team is involved in the decision-making process of the business and has the motivation to be the best version of themselves.

Before I joined My Online Schooling, I spent 14 years working in finance – mostly in HR or recruitment-focused roles, but also as a Business Banking Manager, leading a team of 12. I also spent a year as a National Training Manager, travelling around the UK to lead new and innovative training programmes for a diverse audience. Throughout it all, I’ve had the chance to focus on development and coaching – adapting and evolving a mentoring style that brings out the best in those I’m working with. I also achieved a diploma in Human Resource Management.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy keeping fit. I play football regularly and, for the past three years, I’ve also been coaching a local under-16’s team. I love running too, and I completed my first marathon in 2015. During the winter months I like to go skiing, either in Europe or closer to home in the north of Scotland.

Isla Cooper

Isla Cooper

Business Development Manager - Asia Pacific

Online schooling is such a new concept for so many people, so a lot of my role as Business Development Manager here in Melbourne is about letting people know what we do here. I also work on developing new business relationships and handle any enrolment enquiries – ensuring parents know what’s involved and if it’s the right choice for their child.

I love working for a company that actively helps young people access education by offering a different path. I remember school being quite a frustrating experience, so I can appreciate how online education can offer a brilliant alternative for so many young people. I’m really proud to be part of such an inspiring team and such a forward-thinking company.

I graduated in 2017, having studied Law at the University of Dundee. Not long after that, I established an Edinburgh-focused lifestyle magazine called Opulence. I also spent some time volunteering with children at The Scouts and au-pairing in Scotland.

Outside of My Online Schooling, I’m still actively involved in running my magazine – it's a great way of keeping up to date with what’s going on in my home city of Edinburgh. I’m also still relatively new to Australia, so I like to spend my free time exploring the country and meeting new people. I love spending my weekends keeping active – I had a great time sailing on a recent trip to The Whitsundays! Alongside my creative and outdoor pursuits, I've also been enjoying getting to know Melbourne and finding the best coffee and brunch spots the city has to offer.

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Euan Gray

Education Manager- UK

While I initially studied to be a forensic scientist at university, I went on to train as teacher at the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a Teacher of Biology with Science. From there, I started my teaching career with a posting in the Shetland Islands – which proved to be an invaluable experience. Moving away from island life, I travelled more than 2,500km to Prague, where I worked for three years at an independent school with students from more than 40 countries. As a Head of House, Senior Tutor and Teacher, I was responsible for both the pastoral care and academic progress of students in my care, not to mention leading various extra-curricular activities, from the debating society to the LGBT+ Allies group.

I find the whole concept of online schooling really exciting – it’s great to be part of a team that offers so much for young people. Here, we remove many of the limitations a lot of students believe they may encounter in the classroom. I’m passionate about offering young people the best experience possible and for them to do the best they can do, for them.

Outside of work, I enjoy trying to keep fit and spend time with family. Our French bulldog, Mabel, keeps me busy with walks and playing. I also love to travel and I’ve been to many countries, but I’m always looking to add to the list – travelling the world is a wonderful way of exploring cultures, not to mention trying new foods.

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Brooke Triplett

Education Manager - Asia Pacific

My name is Brooke Triplett. I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Primary Education. I have since gained my proficiency in teaching primary aged children. The moment I graduated I accepted a full time teaching role in a small coastal town in Western Australia. Since then I have been nominated twice for the Office Max - Day Made Better program and the Office Max - Teacher of the Year award. I feel very humbled that I have been able to impact so many young peoples’ lives. I consider it imperative to have a deep understanding of pupils’ needs, both collectively and individually. 

I am a highly motivated individual, which is one of the main strengths I bring to my role as Education Manager for our Asia Pacific school. I am always determined to get things done and see the opportunity in every problem rather than the problem in every opportunity. I feel this  attitude is important and most of all, successful, when I am supporting our pupils, parents, teachers and office staff in their day-to-day experiences of My Online Schooling. 

I am an excellent listener with the power to make anyone feel important and validated. I know I am at my best when I work just outside my comfort zone. I am delighted to be a part of this new 21st century style of learning, and continue to bring my passion for education to the office each day.

Laura Mackay

Laura Mackay

Marketing and Enrolments Manager - UK

Ultimately, my role here is to make sure people are aware of all of the benefits that My Online Schooling has to offer. So, while it’s my responsibility to ensure parents and pupils have a good understanding of our organisation and online education in general, I also manage our social media accounts and website to help spread the word and to keep our community up to date with school activities and events. It’s a role that lets me see the positive difference we’re making in our pupils’ lives. Hearing from parents that their child’s happiness and overall well-being has improved and boosted their confidence motivates me every day. It’s one of the best things about working here.

Having studied Textile Design at The Glasgow School of Art, I travelled to Australia and worked at a design studio there. Since then, I’ve worked as a Trainer for a textile design software company, as a freelance Textile Designer and as a Marketing Assistant in New Zealand. But it was when I came back to my native Edinburgh that I first worked in online education, taking a role as a Student Support Advisor for an online Art and Design School. It sparked a real appreciation for all its benefits, from the flexibility it offers, to the improved accessibility it gives people all over the world.

I am a creative person, so when I’m not at work I enjoy painting, drawing and working on new textile designs. I’m a passionate foodie with a love for travel too. And, since coming back to Edinburgh, I’ve also enjoyed exploring more of my home country.

Ella Hall

Ella Hall

Health and Well-being Manager

As well as being part of the teaching staff, I look after our pupils’ mental health and well-being – making sure they have the support to achieve their full potential. I work closely with parents and teachers to help them tackle any issues they’re having, while also providing assessment and counselling for pupils who need additional support. Being a part of this team is really exciting for me – it’s a chance to contribute to a new and flourishing style of education that makes a real difference to the lives of our pupils.

Having graduated in Education in 2013, I moved to Australia and found a teaching role in a large comprehensive school. It was there that I discovered that my strengths lay in helping students experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties to achieve their potential. Since then, I have taught in a variety of different settings, working with pupils excluded from mainstream education.

As well as my BA in Education, I have a Masters in Psychology and various qualifications in working with pupils with ASD and dyslexia. I also hold a Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychology Society (BPS), and I still work to keep up to date with new developments in Psychology and well-being.

When I'm not working or studying, I love going walking and running with my dog Luna. I also like to travel to sunny places and experience new cultures as well as spending time with friends and family.

Emily-booth

Emily Booth

Education Coordinator - UK

As part of the education team, I’m here to coordinate classes and timetables, as well as working with pupils and their parents to organise other activities – from one-to-one tuition to careers advice sessions. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia, where I studied both history and social studies education at the University of Georgia. As part of my education degree, I had the chance to work with secondary students with varied, and sometimes complex, learning needs. It was especially rewarding to get to know these students and their families, helping them find the best possible learning experience.

I moved to Edinburgh in 2017 and built on my university experiences by working for a children’s healthcare charity – which gave me another chance to support young people with complex needs and showed me just how important a flexible education can be to some.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy exploring new places in the UK and Europe, as well as getting back to the US to catch up with family and friends. I also enjoy reading, baking and watching films.

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

School Administrator - UK

As Lead School Administrator, my role is incredibly varied. Along with the Administration Team, I communicate with parents, pupils and teachers to give them any support they need during the school days. We also handle enrolments, open evening events and after school clubs – not to mention answering a wide range questions and queries from current and prospective parents.

The experience of working with My Online Schooling has really opened my eyes to the difference that online education can make to the lives of young people, whatever their circumstances. Having lived in both Australia and New Zealand as a child, I can understand the need for alternative methods and routes for education. I’m really proud to be part of a team that actively strives to make a quality education more accessible for young people all over the world.

I graduated in 2018 with a degree in Accounting from Edinburgh Napier University, not long before I joined the team here. During my studies, I also had a variety of work placements, retail experience and volunteering opportunities, helping me build up my skills and knowledge within the areas of customer service, business, accounts and administration. I found working with people from all different backgrounds and within various different industries to be particularly valuable to my role today.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends, as well as meeting new people, going to the cinema, watching beauty videos and cooking.

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Emma Wright

Parent Liaison Coordinator - UK

My role here is to provide all our parents and pupils with the best support possible. Having spent years working in customer service, I know that the key to a good experience for parents is smooth communication – no query is too small!

I studied psychology and sociology, and I qualified in Social Sciences. I also volunteered as a classroom assistant for a local primary school, so I know how traditional schools operate. That’s why I’m such an advocate for what we do here – I’ve met lots of children who could have benefitted from it. It’s a brilliant option to have.

Before I joined My Online Schooling, I also worked in various customer-focused roles, working with people of all ages and backgrounds. The experience has helped me in my role here, providing the best possible support for our parents and pupils. It also shows me what an amazing team we have here. They’re truly amazing. It’s such a positive and supportive atmosphere, which really comes across in everything we do.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with animals, especially my kitten Tigger! I love music – I play a couple of instruments and I’m currently learning the piano – while I also love musical theatre, movies and travelling to sunny places.

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Callum McGregor

Parent Liaison Coordinator

My focus as Parent Liaison Coordinator is to be a support for both parents and pupils but also to build relationships with them. Leaving traditional school can be hard so having that one to one relationship can make the transition a lot easier. I’ve spent my whole working life in customer service and have experience talking to people every day so communication is important to me, and one of my greatest skills.

I have volunteered within a primary school as a classroom assistant over the course of a year, so I have experience speaking to pupils, teachers and parents. Gaining work experience within a school has shown me that every pupil will learn in their own unique way – so my aim is to provide tailored support to each and every individual.

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time visiting my family and friends. I live in the city of Edinburgh so I enjoy exploring the capital and the surrounding areas. At the weekends I usually go for walks around the countryside or venture into the centre of Edinburgh for good food and the cinema.

Zoe Macnaughton

Zoe Macnaughton

Marketing & Enrolments Coordinator - UK

As Marketing Coordinator, I get the chance to harness my creative skills by creating written content for weekly blogs, website content and newsletters. A large part of my role is coming up with ideas on how best to tell the world about the benefits of online education, and finding new ways to build the school's professional relationships.

I am also part of the Enrolments Team, which gives me the chance to talk to parents and caregivers one-to-one, listen to their stories and tell them more about what we can do to help. Working here gives me the opportunity to improve the lives of children and families who need an alternative to mainstream education. I’m really proud to be a part of this team.

I’ve lived overseas for most of my life, moving from the UK to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mexico City and then Singapore. Having been educated mostly in British international schools, I know all about the need for more accessible alternatives to mainstream schooling. It was only when I finished school that I finally came back to Scotland, where I later graduated in English and Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow.

Although I’m quite well-travelled, I still enjoy exploring new places and experiencing different cultures whenever I can. I also love to read, write, cook and watch films, as well as eating out and spending time with animals.

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

School Administrator and Marketing Coordinator - Asia Pacific

As part of the team in our Melbourne office, it’s my job to help keep the school running smoothly every day. So, as well as handling any questions from parents or pupils via online chats, emails or phone calls, I look after the finances and online systems our staff use.

I’m also Marketing Assistant here, supporting the Marketing team on various projects focused on telling people about the benefits we offer for young people and their families. I love the positive team culture here and it’s really rewarding to see the beneficial impact online education has on our pupils.

I love all things creative, which is one of the reasons I studied Dance. As well as my Diploma in Performing Arts from Whitireia, in Wellington, I’ve also completed internationally recognised certificates in health and fitness – another one of my passions. While I’ve worked in various administration and marketing roles over the past few years, the role closest to my heart has been teaching dance. It’s a way of sharing my love of performance and for children, and it’s something I still do outside My Online Schooling.

Having spent most of my time growing up in New Zealand, I enjoy travelling back home to be with my nieces and nephew, taking them to the beach and exploring with them. When I’m not at work, you’ll usually find me in a yoga or dance class, outside being active, relaxing on the beach or eating out with friends. Self-development is also very important to me, and I like to attend seminars and read books whenever I can.