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:

Our

CEO & Founder

Tom Crombie

Tom Crombie

CEO & Founder

I’m the founder and CEO 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 fantastic group of teaching and office 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.

Operations & Business Development

Ewen Burgess

Ewen Burgess

Chief Operating Officer - Europe, Middle-East & Africa

As the Chief Operating Officer of our EMEA school, my role involves overseeing the day-to-day running of the business side of My Online Schooling. I work closely with our Edinburgh office team, 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, and continually looking at ways for us to improve and expand our service offering. I also work on developing new business relationships.

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 for me personally, 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 love spending my weekends keeping active. I had a great time sailing on a recent trip. Alongside my creative and outdoor pursuits, I enjoy finding the best coffee and brunch spots.

Clem Hinchliffe

Head of Development

I completed my French and Italian undergraduate degree at UCL in 2018 with a year abroad in Bologna and Lyon (the gastronomic capitals in their respective countries!). I worked as an EFL teacher over the course of a couple of summers to multinational young people and adults who had recently migrated to the UK. I then worked for 2 years as Business Development Manager at CLARITY & Co. - a UK charity and social enterprise employing people with disabilities.

My role at My Online Schooling as Head of Development is to explore new and innovative ventures that will help grow and develop the school, making it the best it can possibly be. MOS is a small, dynamic and creative company using its unique offering to achieve ambitious and impressive goals, paving the way for the future of education, which is something I am proud to be a part of.

In my free time, I love cycling and running, watching films and reading and slowly learning to play the saxophone.

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Catherine Breeze

Finance Manager

My role as Finance Manager within My Online Schooling involves managing the school's finances, and providing support to our amazing Admissions and Success Coordinator 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.

Kerri McGonigle

Human Resources and Operations Assistant

I have a CIPD in Human Resources, MA Interior Design, and BA Art & Design. I grew up in Northern Ireland where I explored my passion for the arts, culminating with an MA Interior Design. Another great passion, which I discovered early on, is working with people, which I got to learn more about after university as cabin crew for Emirates Airline. Emirates gave me great experience of working with different teams and cultures, and allowed me to travel worldwide before settling into my career in HR. I’ve worked in administration and HR for five years, and I really enjoy supporting people and finding ways to improve processes for colleagues.

I support the Chief Operating Officer in all aspects of HR and operations admin, such as payroll, document checks and HR queries. I want staff to feel that I am somebody reliable that they can go to with queries, and that the HR function at My Online Schooling is effective and supportive.

I have always been interested in education and my MA thesis “Craft an endangered species,” looked at ways we can keep craft alive with the school curriculum. Working for a school that champions wellbeing, while pursuing my interest in education and passion for people, is a wonderful combination for me professionally.

I love running, cycling, reading, painting and sewing, and spending time with my dog Dougal who is a gorgeous chocolate Labrador.

Education

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Euan MacLean

School Principal

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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Emily Booth

Head of Secondary School

As Head of our Secondary school, I 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

Head of Junior School (Acting)

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 manage and support our teachers, 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.

Emily Peters

Deputy Head of Secondary School and Designated Safeguarding Lead

I have a BSc Marine Biology and Oceanography, PGCE Physics, and I am working on an MSc Space and Technology. Originally, I studied science at the University of Liverpool before going on to train as a teacher. I've spent many years teaching Physics to KS3, KS4 and KS5. I always enjoyed pastoral care, and running after school clubs such as STEM Club and Green Club. 

After 2 wonderful years spent teaching science at My Online Schooling, I had the great privilege of moving into the role of Deputy Head of Secondary. I assist the Head of Secondary in the day-to-day operations at My Online Schooling. We support our teachers and Heads of Faculty, carrying out training and professional development. For our pupils, we plan school wide events, oversee safeguarding and wellbeing, track progress, and ensure every individual enjoys high quality teaching and learning.

I love the values of inclusion and innovation that are evident in every aspect of our school community. Our staff and pupils create a vibrant and positive atmosphere that is tangible even in the online classroom! It's truly amazing what we are able to achieve by working together online.

Outside of work, I love music and video games. You can often find me wandering in the countryside with my little dog, Charlie.

Sara Goyea

Deputy Head of Junior School

I obtained my first degree in BA(Hons) European Languages & Institutions specialising in Spanish, Portuguese and Politics prior to returning to University 13 years ago to obtain my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I am TEFL qualified and have experience of teaching EAL to both children and adults. I am passionate about keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments in outstanding pedagogy. Aside to my role at My Online Schooling, I am currently studying for a Masters in Research Education with a focus on adapting learning to meet the needs of all pupil groups.

I joined My Online Schooling in August 2020 as part of the Junior Leadership Team to support the strategic direction of the new Junior School and develop an outstanding and creative curriculum. My previous leadership experience in teaching and learning and having taught all primary year groups both previously and in the Junior online classroom at MOS has enabled me to support both new teachers and subject leaders develop best practice and provision for our Junior pupils.  My current role as Deputy Head of the Junior School involves leading and supporting our fabulous team of teachers, pupils and families across all aspects of our Junior School. Our aim at My Online Schooling Junior School is to ensure every pupil thrives and is empowered to achieve their full potential.

I am so proud of how much we have achieved as a Junior School in such a short space of time and this is down to an excellent, supportive team who work tirelessly and collaboratively to ensure the best for our Junior pupils. Committed to developing home / school partnerships, I love being part of an online school that offers a safe, happy and nurturing environment for our pupils but also being involved with a thriving, wider school community.

I love travelling with my family; experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. I am an avid Rugby Union fan, having spent many years on the sidelines, watching my son play at school, club and county level. I am a passionate gardener and love growing my own produce and also walking and spending time with my two dogs.

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Lauren Galligan

Leader of Teaching and Learning - Secondary

I am a teacher of Science and Leader of Teaching and Learning here at My Online Schooling. I completed my integrated Masters in Chemistry (MChem) in 2015, then went on to start a PhD where I began creating materials for cleaning up nuclear waste. During the PhD I did some undergraduate teaching and decided to change career paths one year in. From here I did my PGCE (Chemistry with Secondary Sciences) at the University of Warwick and gained my QTS. I have experienced both mainstream and private schools before joining MOS in September 2018.

I applied to work at My Online Schooling as I wanted to continue teaching but in an environment that suited my needs more than mainstream school. My role involves working alongside the Education Team to inform the strategic direction of teaching and learning at MOS. I work with teachers to promote high quality learning experiences for pupils, ensuring that the needs of all pupils are being met during lessons, and engaging in meaningful dialogue to facilitate improvement in classroom practise where necessary.

Outside of school, I love arts and crafts, reading (especially detective and mystery), gaming, going for walks.

Bethany Jamieson

Leader of Teaching and Learning - Junior

I studied at the University of Stirling. My BA Hons in Primary Education with a specialism in the environment has been hugely advantageous in preparation for my teaching career. It provided me with strong subject knowledge in learning for sustainability, science, social studies and outdoor learning.

After graduating, I spent three years teaching in Scotland where I taught Primary 2, 2/3 and Primary 6. I then decided to move to Australia to travel and enhance my teaching career further. In Australia, I was an Early Childhood Teacher in an Early ChIldcare Centre and in a Montessori School. It was in Australia that I also found My Online Schooling! I worked as a Key Stage 2 teacher whilst travelling and living in Sydney. I returned to Scotland and have continued to teach with My Online Schooling. I teach across Key Stage 2 and am now the Leader of Teaching and Learning for our Junior School. My role involves supporting our Head of Junior School with leading and supporting our fantastic Junior teachers, and informing the strategic direction of our Junior School.

I was drawn to teaching and working online having listened to colleagues discuss the profound impact of online education. I was inspired by the way it provides children who found the alternatives to online schooling very challenging with a positive learning experience.

Outside of school, you’ll usually find me spending time with friends and family or walking my dog!

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Emma Wright

Success Coordinator Team Leader - Secondary School

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

Success Coordinator Team Leader - Junior School

My focus as Success Coordinator Team Leader 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

Success Coordinator - Secondary School

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 Secondary Success Coordinator is to work alongside you to ensure your young person 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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Emily Wilkinson

Success Coordinator - Secondary School

I studied Law at the University of Edinburgh and then completed a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University London. From my first job at the age of 13 to the present day, I have acquired extensive knowledge across many different industries including banking, hospitality and tourism. I have always been involved in customer service in some way; I love helping people and I'm always eager to find a solution. 

I also have experience living in rural Northern Ghana working alongside local schools/charities that set out to empower young girls through education. This really opened my eyes to the true value of an education; it changes the course of peoples' lives, so I'm really proud to now have the opportunity to work with My Online Schooling. Providing easier access to education for those who need it is so important and the work that MOS is doing is amazing; it is a very inclusive and forward thinking company which I am delighted to be a part of.

Originally born in England, I moved to Scotland at the age of 10, so I know how difficult the transition to a new school can be. I'm here as a Secondary Success Coordinator to make that transition easier for our Secondary School families. I'm here to help with any questions and will go above and beyond to help your family to get the most out of your time with MOS. 

I love travelling; meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, learning a bit of the local language, and trying new food. Outside of work, I like going out and trying new restaurants with friends/family. I am an avid reader and animal lover - my two rescue cats & two rescue dogs keep me busy. I also try and get involved in charity work as much as I can.

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Lucy Bavidge

Success Coordinator - Secondary School

Over the last 6 years I have been working within the Financial sector, where my role was varied; from providing financial reviews via video and telephone, to processing online application forms for various products behind the scenes. Throughout my years in banking I have achieved the Chartered Banker - Professional Bankers’ certificate.

As a Secondary Success Coordinator for My Online Schooling, it's my responsibility to ensure that all of the families I look after are well-supported and have the best experience with us at My Online Schooling. I am their first point of contact with the school, and am here to ensure their child is getting the best out of their time with us. I was originally drawn to MOS as their purpose and values resonate with me. I was so excited to become a part of a company who offer a service so unique and tailored to children that need an educational solution outside of mainstream schooling. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going for nice meals and keeping active. I climbed my first Munro this year and plan to do some more when the weather permits it!

Tegan Cannon

Success Coordinator - Junior School

Since graduating in 2013 I have pursued my passion for travel, from working on-board yachts in Croatia, to ski resorts in France and managing a luxury hotel for dogs in Western Australia. Back in the 'real world' I spent a number of years working as a luxury travel advisor, building close relationships with customers and tailor-making once in a lifetime holidays. 

I am a people-person with a passion for excellent customer service and have developed these skills in a range of industries, which has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to support you and your families' journey to success with My Online Schooling.

As a Junior Success Coordinator at My Online Schooling, my role is to support you and your child in achieving success, however that may look to the individual. I can be reached by email, phone call or even video chat, and no question is too small! Working closely with the Education team, you may see me in the classroom and assemblies, and I will be reaching out to families to celebrate all of the successes along the way.

I love the diversity and inclusivity of the school, and it is great to see children from all over the world coming together to share ideas and passions whilst working on projects in classrooms, or sharing their hobbies in our after school clubs. I also love the values embedded into the ethos of My Online Schooling - Respect, Empower, Thrive. Every member of staff on the team lives by these values every day, and it is great to work with like-minded people who share the same vision. We all know we are a part of something special, paving an inclusive, diverse and successful future for the next generation.

Outside of work I love travelling to new countries, going for long walks along the beach with my sausage dog Crumpet, or simply relaxing with a coffee and a good crime novel.

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Tiffany Thompson

Success Coordinator and Culture Lead - 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 Success Coordinator 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. As Culture Lead, I am an advocate and ambassador for the vision and values of the school. My role is to ensure our team are continually pursuing the best outcome for My Online Schooling and considering the bigger picture.

Wellbeing

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Vanessa Baker

Head of Wellbeing

As Head of Wellbeing at My Online Schooling, I am here to oversee and support our pupils’ mental health and wellbeing. I work with parents and teachers to ensure children are getting the support that they need to access the curriculum.

In 2018, I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Psychology. This gave me a deeper understanding of child development and mental health. While studying, I worked with Lothian Autistic Society as a support worker. In this role I helped children build up their independence by working closely with them to set and achieve goals which would help develop key life skills.

After graduating, I worked in a primary school supporting children with a variety of additional support needs. These needs included autism, ADHD, social emotional difficulties and physical disabilities. I provided individualised support to help children access the curriculum, develop social skills and tools for emotional regulation. This experience helped me to further my knowledge of additional needs and mental health in young people.

Outside of work, I enjoy going for walks with our border collie puppy, Bailey! At the weekend, I love meeting up with family and friends to go for walks or out for lunch.

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Findlay Headden

School Counsellor

I am an experienced, COSCA-registered counsellor focused on children and young people, with a background in education and family support. After graduating with a Geography degree from the University of Glasgow and working in a variety of after-school and childcare environments, I trained and qualified as a primary teacher at the University of Edinburgh. My time in teaching left me with great respect for the profession, and also confirmed that it wasn’t for me. Instead, I have found that my strengths lie in supporting individual children through challenges they may be facing in their life beyond the classroom.

As a result, I moved into a more pastoral role with the former Sick Kids Friends Foundation, supporting the children and families of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. While there, I completed my Diploma in Counselling specialising exclusively in counselling children and young people.

I have been developing my practice as a counsellor ever since, first in the community and then in schools across central Scotland. Using a range of therapeutic approaches, I aim to build healing relationships with children and young people based on trust, openness and understanding. I work in partnership with families and teachers to ensure children and young people are heard and supported, for as long as they need it.

My wife and I have two small children, which doesn’t leave me with much leisure time, but when I can I enjoy reading non-fiction, watching and discussing films with friends, exploring the Pentland hills near our home, and skiing as often as I possibly can.

Laura Hendry

Additional Support Needs Coordinator (ASNCo)

I have a certificate in teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties, a PGCE Secondary French and German and BA Hons French and German. I trained as a French and German teacher in 1998 and taught for two years in a boarding school in Perthshire, Scotland, before moving to Bedford to work in a selective Independent School, where I gradually became involved in supporting pupils with Additional Needs. I then trained in 2006 to teach, and subsequently to assess, pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. 

In 2015 I became SENCo, leading a department of two dyslexia support teachers, two specialist teachers and one Learning Support Assistant. Together we supported pupils with a variety of Support Needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and ASD. I am also a trained yoga and teen yoga teacher, which I believe helps me in supporting pupils with ASN.

Having gained some experience over the past year supporting pupils and their families remotely, I realised how effective this form of teaching and learning can be and how it suits some pupils better to learn from home. I am passionate about making education accessible for all and hope to support our pupils to allow them to achieve their potential.

I like to spend my free time with family and friends or climbing, doing yoga, reading and going for walks by the sea.

School Secretary Team

Cora Gibson

School Secretary

Before working with My Online Schooling, I worked in management in retail for 7 years. Although working in retail is a different environment, it was a great foundation in learning some key skills, which has helped me in my role with MOS.

As a School Secretary for My Online Schooling, I am one of the first points of contact for all incoming communications whether that be on the phones, LiveChat or emails. I am such a people’s person, so I love speaking with our current and prospective families everyday, assisting them with any questions they may have and helping them in their journey with MOS. I also provide administrative assistance to our Finance and Education Teams.

I love working with such an enthusiastic, friendly and supportive team. The whole team have the same vision and are dedicated to providing a positive impact on our pupils’ education and wellbeing. Everyone is so passionate, caring and hardworking and I think that really shines through in everything that we do.

In my free time I love to socialise and spend time with family and friends, I love travelling and experiencing new places. I also really enjoy cooking, baking and learning new recipes!

Leah Milroy

School Secretary

I studied GCSE's and A levels in England, before graduating from the University of East Anglia with a BSc in Environmental Science. I have worked in a variety of customer service roles, and love working with people. When volunteering overseas in Costa Rica I took part in a workshop to teach a class of children from a local school about recycling. That experience sparked my interest and made me aware of just how important access to a quality education is.

Whether it's through Live Chat or over the phone, I am the first point of contact for anyone contacting My Online Schooling. I help with general queries from both prospective and existing families, process school forms, and assist with administrative tasks within the school.

My favourite thing about working with MOS is the atmosphere - there is an amazing energy in the office, everyone genuinely loves what they do and is passionate about making My Online Schooling the best it can be.

Outside of work I enjoy reading a good book, practising calligraphy and walks in Scotland's beautiful countryside.

Admissions and Marketing

Laura Mackay

Laura Mackay

Head of Marketing and Admissions

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.

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Emma Robb

Admissions Manager

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 as Admissions Manager at MOS is to manage our brilliant Admissions Team, who are here to support 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.

Charlotte Telfer

Admissions Coordinator

I have a Retail Marketing Degree from the University of Stirling. Previously before working with My Online Schooling, I worked as a Wedding List Adviser, so I helped engaged couples organise their wedding registries. This was a really fun job, and I got to meet lots of great people. I learnt a lot in this job, and it was a great experience.

My role as Admissions Coordinator at MOS involves speaking with prospective parents about enrolling, and talking them through the admissions process. Day to day, I help with any queries families may have and help to provide them with a better understanding of My Online Schooling.

One of my favourite things about working at MOS is the great team spirit, as everyone works together in such a supportive way. The environment is super welcoming, and everyone is so friendly. It is great talking to parents and being able to offer education in an accessible way. I have always enjoyed talking to and meeting new people so it is great that I get to it every day.

Outside of work I enjoy running, cross-stitching, candle making, and socialising with friends. I love visiting Edinburgh's many restaurants and bars with friends and trying new cuisines when I can.

Bianca Di Canto

Admissions Coordinator

After leaving school, I trained as a beautician, however over the past 12 years I was a retail manager which really helped me develop some great life skills. My role as Admissions Coordinator at My Online Schooling involves processing invoices and working closely with the finance team. Another important aspect of my role is speaking with prospective parents, talking them through the admissions process, and supporting them throughout their enrolment journey.

I love working at My Online Schooling as everyone is really supportive and friendly. I feel like I have been given the chance to learn so much already and that there's always opportunity for learning something new as the school continues to grow and develop.

Outside of work I love to socialise and spend time with friends and family, I love to travel and experience new places and enjoy keeping fit.

Crystal Cameron

Admissions Coordinator - Asia Pacific

I have completed the following at the University of Western Australia: Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Communication & Media Studies and Social & Applied Psychology) and Master of Teaching (Primary Teaching). Since graduating from my Master of Teaching in 2015, I have worked in a number of education and retail based roles. I have spent some time over the years in Primary School classrooms, covering both short term relief and long service leave cover.

As the Admissions Coordinator for My Online Schooling Asia Pacific, my role involves providing ongoing support to new families looking to join the school, from their initial point of enquiry, through to their child's first day of school. I believe that the most important part of my role is my first contact with families, as this is where I can share what My Online Schooling can do to support their family, and their child's educational journey with us. I am always on hand for families to reach out to throughout the enrolment process, with any questions or queries they might have. 

There are so many things I love about working at My Online Schooling! At the top of my list would of course be getting to provide the opportunity for families to access quality education, no matter their circumstances or where they may be based around the world. I also really enjoy being part of such an enthusiastic and passionate team of people who all have the same goal in wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of our pupils.

Outside of work, you will probably find me enjoying the local cafes in Perth, Australia, catching a movie at the cinema and spending quality time with my nearest and dearest.

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Zoe Macnaughton

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager for My Online Schooling, I manage the day-to-day running of all our marketing activities across our EMEA and Asia Pacific schools. I get to use my creative skills to manage 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 learning online with MOS.

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.

Outside of work, my hobbies and interests include writing, reading, painting, and playing the banjo and 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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Christina Krajewski

Marketing Coordinator

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 working collaboratively with the Marketing Team on marketing strategy and content planning, social media content creation and communicating our brand values internally and externally through various marketing channels.

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 and spend time with family and friends.

Susanna Neuvonen

Marketing Coordinator

I come from a tiny town called Kärkölä in Finland. I studied at Lahti University of Applied Sciences and got my Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Business Management. After my studies, I moved to Edinburgh.

At my first internship, I was asked to build a new website - at that point, I didn't have any knowledge of them. I taught myself how to build and maintain them and was consulting the company on using social media. Thanks to my flexible degree, I had the opportunity to choose courses from other degrees and ended up taking marketing and digital services courses - and fell in love with digital marketing. I’ve helped a variety of businesses by building websites and managing social media and digital marketing in general for them. 

I've always loved working with children, and back in Finland, I worked as a camp counsellor for 6 years. I also spent one summer in Maryland, USA as an international summer camp counsellor and learned more about campers with different backgrounds.

My role as a Marketing Coordinator at My Online Schooling involves website development and updates, content planning, and working closely together with the Marketing Team on our overall marketing activities.

I'm so grateful to work in my industry and to be contributing to an alternative school for children. I admire the enthusiasm and eagerness to provide children with the best education possible at MOS. Everyone here is so caring and willing to lend a hand at any point.

In my free time, I enjoy different hand-crafts, such as creating stained glass art and fused glass art, crocheting, baking, and traveling. When I visit Finland, I love to go deep into the forest and pick berries and mushrooms, go for a swim in a lake, and spend time at our cottage.