Meet Our Team

Friendly team of professionals

Meet our office 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 Perth-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 office 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 Office 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.

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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

Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific

As Chief Operating Officer of My Online Schooling Asia Pacific, I oversee all business operations here in Australia for our Asia Pacific school. This involves looking after the day to day business logistics of MOS Asia Pacific, and continually looking at ways for us to improve and expand our service offering across the Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific region. 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 MacLean

Head of Secondary School

While I initially studied to be a forensic scientist at university, I went on to train as a 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 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 spending time with my 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

Head of Junior School

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 Head of Junior School here at My Online Schooling. 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.

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Emily Booth

Deputy Head of Secondary School

As Deputy Head of our Secondary school, I’m here to help manage and support our teachers, pupils and families across all levels of our secondary school. 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 young people.

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.

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Mariana Reyes

Deputy Head of Junior School

I have a passion for equity in education and ensuring every pupil has access to top quality schooling. I grew up in Canada where I went to McGill University to study International Development and Anthropology. This opened my eyes to the wide range of educational experiences around the world and how diversity makes us stronger. I then went on to obtain a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta and found my place teaching  pupils with special educational needs. I have years of experience working with children ages 0 to 17 and am thrilled to be a part of the My Online Schooling team where I get to meet pupils and parents from all around the world.

I am available to support our pupils and parents all throughout their journey with My Online Schooling. I look forward to e-meeting and getting to know the community at MOS and ensuring all your questions and concerns are addressed. When it comes to the success of your child - no question is too small and I am an email or a quick phone call away from setting you up to thrive!

Outside of work, I find myself looking for opportunities to learn, whether that be through cooking a new recipe or picking up an interesting title from the bookshop. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, finding new food spots, and going to the cinema.

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Sarah Lady

Education Coordinator - Asia Pacific

My role as Education Coordinator is quite broad and I love it! While still being a Humanities teacher, I am able to build relationships with all stakeholders through pupil and parent liaisons plus teacher support and training. This affords me a unique opportunity to cultivate a holistic school perspective encompassing both our cohort’s educational and personal needs. As such, I am excited to have the opportunity to create interdisciplinary projects, which combine the wealth of knowledge and experience our pupils already have, with dynamic contemporary issues such as climate change and advances in artificial intelligence. I am humbled by the dedication of our teachers and honoured by the diligence of our pupils. Considering this powerful combination, I am confident our future is in safe hands, and I am proud to be playing such a unique role.

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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.

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.

Zoe Macnaughton

Zoe Macnaughton

Marketing Content Co-ordinator

As Marketing Content Coordinator, I get to use my creative skills to create content for our school blog, website, newsletters, social media posts and collaborative projects with other organisations. A large part of my role is developing ideas on how best to tell the world about the benefits of online schooling.

I also have the opportunity to work with our wonderful school community, listening to and collecting our pupils' and families' stories and collaborating with them to help spread the word about online education. At My Online Schooling, I really feel I am part of something that is improving the lives of children and families who are in need of an alternative to mainstream education. I’m very proud to be a part of this amazing team.

I’ve lived overseas for most of my life, moving from the UK to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mexico City and then Singapore. Due to my upbringing, 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 home to Scotland, where I later graduated in English and Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow. Previous to joining the My Online Schooling team, I have enjoyed customer-facing roles in hospitality while working as a freelance copywriter, where I helped people and businesses create engaging content for their websites.

Outside of work, my hobbies and interests include writing, reading, painting, and learning jazz piano. I also love yoga and pilates, cooking (and eating) good food and spending time with my family, friends and pets.

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Emma Robb

Enrolments Co-ordinator - UK

I joined My Online Schooling just after completing my undergraduate degree in Management at the University of St Andrews. Whilst I was studying, I enjoyed working in a range of service based roles in the retail and hospitality sectors. I was also actively involved with my University's Hockey Club and gained experience in a number of positions on the committee. Over the years I have been involved in a range of volunteering opportunities, working with both children and vulnerable adults. I have learned a lot through volunteering and found it a very rewarding experience.

My role at MOS involves managing incoming enquiries from prospective and newly enrolled parents. I enjoy speaking to parents on the phone and via email and helping them gain a better understanding of how My Online Schooling could work for their family. I have always been drawn to organisations which want to make a positive difference and I really enjoy being part of such a caring and supportive team at MOS. It is incredibly motivating knowing that we are giving children the chance to access education in a way that not only suits their practical needs but also helps them to reach their full potential.

Outside of work I love travelling to new places and learning all about different cultures. I have a wide range of hobbies and interests but recently I have been enjoying wild swimming with my friends, cooking new recipes for my family and trying out new food spots around Edinburgh.

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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 Co-ordinator - UK

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.

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Hannah Dentith

Parent Liaison Co-ordinator - UK

Before joining My Online Schooling I have been lucky enough to specialise in relationship management, working in numerous customer centric roles both locally and internationally. My most recent venture prior to MOS has been within the digital education field. I am a 'people person' and believe this alongside my knowledge will ensure you have a positive experience working with me.

I majored in Education Studies at The University of Chester specialising in inclusive Education. During my studies I had the opportunity to work as an international mentor helping international students transition from their home country to the UK, increasing my ability to connect with parents and pupils on a personal level. My individual experience with online learning whilst working for Walt Disney World in Florida has enhanced my ability to relate and empathise with current pupils. This knowledge has fuelled my passion for inclusivity in Education which is what has drawn me to MOS.

My role as Parent Liaison Coordinator is to work alongside you to ensure your child has a positive learning experience. MOS teaches both academic learning and social development through clubs and our support hub. MOS truly epitomises the pupil-first philosophy and I am excited to be part of your child’s learning journey!

Outside of work I am a keen hiker and enjoy climbing Munros when the weather permits! I’m an enthusiastic theatre goer. I am also a foodie so enjoy travelling to new cities, trying out unusual cuisine.

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Sophie Hughes

Parent Liaison Co-ordinator - UK

Prior to my role here at My Online Schooling, I have worked in both the retail and property industry and have a lot of volunteering experience. In 2014 I was selected to go to the IAVE world youth conference in Australia. As part of this experience I also got the opportunity to volunteer on projects in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. These experiences have helped to build the knowledge and skills which I have today. I have had the opportunity to work alongside and spend time with people from all over the world which I think is extremely valuable to my position at My Online Schooling.

I graduated from university in 2019 with an International Business Management degree from Edinburgh Napier University. I've always been interested in working for an organisation that puts the needs of others first. I've always wanted to be part of a team that is positive and uses their combined skills to gain success, and in my short time at MOS I can proudly say the team here really do their best for the children and families that we have here.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and taking my dog on long walks. I also love experiencing other cultures and travelling; I have so many more countries on my list that I can’t wait to tick off. During lockdown I started running as a way of encouraging myself to get out of the house, so I would call that my new hobby.

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Tiffany Thompson

Parent Liaison Co-ordinator - Asia Pacific

I am originally from England but re-located to Australia in 2018. I completed all of my education in England so I have a strong understanding of the British education system and how it works. I am a real 'people-person' and have previously worked in a lot of customer-service focused roles so I understand the importance of communication and working together to achieve the best outcome for your child/children.

In 2018, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Kent where I opted for youth-focused modules. I have always wanted to work with children and young people, particularly in the educational sector and have a real passion for helping others. Whilst at university I became involved with various volunteering opportunities such as the 'Help the Homeless' Society and also a local Mental Health charity to help break down barriers, share experiences and to offer a platform for voices to be heard.

I am incredibly passionate about offering quality education and making a difference to the lives of pupils, which is exactly what My Online Schooling offers. I also love the sense of community that MOS offers and how it brings people from all across the world together. My role as Parent Liaison Co-ordinator is to answer any questions or concerns that you might have - I am here to support you every step of the way on your journey with us at My Online Schooling.

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Catherine Breeze

Accounts Co-ordinator

My role as Accounts Co-ordinator within My Online Schooling involves managing the school's finances, and providing support to our amazing administration and Parent Liaison teams. I am involved in helping with the enrolment process, supporting families with payment queries and managing payments.

Having three school aged children myself, I fully appreciate how important it is that children have the opportunity to gain an invaluable education within a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment where they can enhance their knowledge and grow as individuals. My Online Schooling offers children a vast array of opportunities and encourages all of its pupils to aim high.

After studying Business Studies at Robert Gordon University, I went on to work within the Oil and Gas industry as a Market Analyst. My life changed after having children and I was fortunate to be able to stop work for a while to enjoy their early years.  Now that my youngest is mid-way through primary school, I felt it was a good time to return to work. I feel so fortunate to now be working at My Online Schooling. Every member of staff within the company goes above and beyond what is expected of them. It is an honour to be part of such an amazing team.

When I am not working or running after the children I enjoy going on long walks with friends, socialising and traveling.

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Christina Krajewski

Receptionist

I have recently relocated to my hometown Edinburgh, after spending the last few years in London working within the beauty and retail industry, specifically recruiting job roles across marketing, creative, digital and PR for international brands. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Management from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

My role at My Online Schooling involves putting my customer service skills to good use, providing assistance to our parents and pupils via live chat, phone and email, as well as navigating a number of internal and external systems and platforms. I spent some of my school years at an international school in non-mainstream education, so I can really understand the value and opportunity that My Online Schooling provides pupils and their families, and the positive impact it has on their education and wellbeing.

Outside of work I love to travel, cook, keep fit and spend time with family and friends.

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Daniela Davie

Receptionist

For the last 13 years I have worked for an airline as a Senior Cabin Crew member, which I thoroughly enjoyed and got to visit lots of amazing places. However, as I now have two young daughters, I realised it was time for me to keep my feet on the ground and spend a lot more time at home.

As a mum, I have realised how important it is for children to enjoy, feel comfortable, safe and confident while learning and at such an important time of their life. This is what drew me to working for My Online Schooling. MOS has a great team who are dedicated to making pupils and families feel comfortable and confident with learning. As a receptionist at MOS, I help assist parents and families, answering calls, live chat messages and emails, as well providing assistance to our Admin and Parent Liaison teams.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends in my own time. As a family, we love to travel all over the world to see and learn about many places. I also enjoy keeping fit.