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

Founder & CEO

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.


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.

Ewen Burgess

Ewen Burgess

Chief Operating Officer - UK

As the Chief Operating Officer of our UK school, my role involves overseeing the day-to-day running of the business side of My Online Schooling UK. 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 the 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 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 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.

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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.


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

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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Lauren Galligan

Leader of Teaching and Learning

I am a teacher of Science, Co-Head of Faculty for 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.

Ella Hall

Ella Hall

Head of Health & Wellbeing

As Head of Health & Wellbeing at My Online Schooling, I look after our pupils’ mental health and wellbeing – 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.

Having graduated in Education in 2013, I moved to Australia and began 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 an MSc in Psychology, an MSc in Forensic Psychology, and various qualifications in working with pupils with ASD and dyslexia. I am a trained Crisis Counsellor, and also hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychology Society (BPS). 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.

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Vanessa Baker

Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

As Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, I work closely with the Health and Wellbeing Manager to support 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.


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.


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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Emily Wilkinson

Parent Liaison Co-ordinator - UK

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 Parent Liaison Co-ordinator to make that transition easier for 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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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.


Catherine Breeze

Accounts Co-ordinator - UK

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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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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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.

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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.

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Lucy Bavidge

Admissions Co-ordinator - UK

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 an Admissions Co-ordinator for My Online Schooling, it's my responsibility to ensure all the administrative tasks are complete to allow a pupil to enrol and start their journey with MOS. This involves checking identification, setting up enrolment and tuition fees and sending out any correspondence regarding this. Once all enrolment steps are complete, I would then pass the pupil's details to their dedicated Parent Liaison. 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!

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Daniela Davie


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.