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Meet Our Management Team

At My Online Schooling, we have a fantastic team of friendly people who are instrumental in the day to day running of the school.
Collectively we strive to provide your child with an outstanding education online no matter where you are or what challenges you face.

Our two offices are based in Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia. Our Edinburgh team takes care of pupils and their families based in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Meanwhile, pupils and families located in the Australia and Asia Pacific region are looked after by our Melbourne office.

Despite being on opposite ends of the globe, both of our offices work closely together at all times as one big team . Our joint passion, transparency and emphasis on diversity allows us to support you and your child, no matter what their needs may be.

Meet our dedicated management staff who are available throughout the school week to provide support for parents and pupils, as well as those interested in learning more about us.

Tom Crombie

Director

As the Director and founder of My Online Schooling, I am responsible for overseeing the running of the school as well as its growth and development. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the wonderful progress made by the young people at MOS during their time with us. I am grateful to work with so many wonderful teaching and management staff members both in the UK and at our Asia Pacific School in Australia.

My own journey within education started when I graduated from the University of Glasgow and later, the University of Edinburgh, where I received a distinction in P.G.D.E Primary. I have more than ten years of experience in the education profession, including the Special Educational Needs sector, management and private and state teaching in the UK, New Zealand as well as Uganda where I helped support a primary school through fundraising and regular visits. Throughout this experience, I began to recognise a need for an alternative to traditional schooling. I decided to fulfil this ambition by establishing My Online Schooling, with one simple aim: to improve the educational possibilities for young people.

Outside of my career I love to travel and explore new places. I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited a fair few countries worldwide, but I have many more to tick off my bucket list! One of the highlights of my adventures was a gruelling 10-day trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. Aside from travelling, I enjoy keeping fit and have a keen interest in rugby, football, hill walking and skiing.

Rebecca Wilson

Curriculum Coordinator

My role allows me to use my skills and experience to work with the My Online Schooling team to continually improve all aspects of our pupils’ learning experience. As Curriculum Coordinator, I strive to ensure that our pupils are achieving and progressing to the highest standard, and most importantly, enjoying and feeling supported in their learning. I work closely with our teachers to coordinate curriculum development, assessments, reports, behaviour management and individualised learning. One of the highlights of my role is getting to know our pupils more through House Meetings and our new individualised learning feature, ‘Bonus Ball’.

I am a graduate of the University of Edinburgh where I studied to fulfil my lifelong ambition of becoming a Primary Teacher. Whilst studying for my BEd in Primary Education, I gained experience volunteering at local primary schools and Girlguiding groups. Since graduating, I’ve worked in Edinburgh teaching Primaries 1 to 7, as well as coordinating Modern Languages and Literacy in schools. I have also enjoyed spending summer holidays working for Camp America as a Teacher Support Aid in the camp’s Extended School Year Programme.

Outside of work I love to spend time outdoors, and aim to try something new each year. I have been lucky to have spent much of my time travelling across Europe, America, Africa and New Zealand. I take an active interest in current affairs and world issues, and enjoy doing research to develop my skills and knowledge to keep up to date with all aspects of education. Other particular interests of mine include reading, art, cooking, blog writing, archaeology and languages.

Laura Mackay

Marketing and Enrolments Manager – UK

My role at My Online Schooling is ultimately to ensure that people are aware of all of the benefits our school has to offer. One of my daily responsibilities is to ensure parents and pupils have a strong understanding of MOS and online education in general. Alongside this, I also manage our social media accounts and website to help spread the word as well as keep our community up to date with weekly school happenings. One of the many reasons I love working for MOS is consistently seeing the positive difference in our pupils’ educational lives. Hearing from parents that their child’s happiness and overall well-being has improved and boosted their confidence drives my passion and motivation on a daily basis.

After being educated in Edinburgh, I studied Textile Design at The Glasgow School of Art. I travelled to Australia after graduating, and worked at a textile design studio while I was there. Upon returning to Edinburgh I worked as a Student Support Advisor for an online Art and Design School. This is where my interest in online education began. Here, I began to appreciate the flexible nature of online learning and the improved accessibility it affords to people around the world. In 2014, I started work as a trainer for a textile design software company. In this role, I travelled around the world teaching software to designers, university students and tutors. A few years later I moved to New Zealand for my next adventure where I had the opportunity to do some freelance textile designing, whilst working as a Marketing Assistant.

I am a creative person, so outside of the MOS office I enjoy painting, drawing and working on new textile designs. I am also a passionate foodie with a love for travel. Since returning from New Zealand I have enjoyed exploring my home country, Scotland.

Ella Hall

Health and Well-being Coordinator

Aside from teaching, my primary role as Health and Well-being Coordinator involves ensuring pupils’ mental health and well-being are supported to help them achieve their full potential. I work closely with parents and teachers to support them with any issues they may have, as well as providing assessment and counselling for pupils who need additional support. Working as part of the MOS team is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new and flourishing style of education that makes a real difference to the lives of our pupils.

After graduating with a BA in Education in 2013, I moved to Australia to begin a teaching post in a large comprehensive school. Here, I discovered that my strengths lay in working with students experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties, and I was responsible for helping these pupils to achieve their potential. Since then, I have taught in a variety of different settings working with pupils excluded from mainstream education.

In addition to my Education degree, I have qualifications in working with pupils with ASD and dyslexia, as well as a Masters degree in Psychology. I also hold a Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychology Society (BPS), and actively keep up to date with new developments in Psychology and well-being in my spare time.

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.

Ewen Burgess

Business Development Manager – UK

My position as Business Development Manager involves creating and implementing internal HR policy and procedure guidelines. I work closely with each member of the Edinburgh and Melbourne offices to ensure that from an HR perspective, both offices are running concurrently and are focused on delivering MOS values. I also explore new and innovative ideas and ventures that help to grow our business and our staff.

Before joining the MOS team, I worked in the finance sector for 14 years. My experience lies predominantly in HR as a Business Recruitment Manager and additionally as an experienced Business Banking Manager, where I led a team of 12 in a fast-paced and progressive environment. I also spent a year as a National Training Manager, travelling around the UK presenting new and innovative training to a diverse audience. These roles gave me the freedom to work collaboratively with my staff, focusing on development, coaching and mentoring on a one on one basis as well as part of a collective. Throughout this experience, I have had the opportunity to evolve and adapt my style continually to bring out the very best out of those I have mentored and worked with. During this time, I also worked towards and achieved a diploma in Human Resource Management.

At MOS, my aim is to establish a place where staff feel valued and empowered. Day-to-day, I am focused on creating an environment where each member of our team are involved in the decision making of the business and are driven and focused to be the best version of themselves.

Outside of my career, I enjoy keeping fit and play football regularly. For the last 3 years I have been coaching a local under 16’s football team. I also love running and 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

Business Development Manager – Asia Pacific

As Business Development Manager for our Asia Pacific school, I am responsible for leading the team in Melbourne. With online schooling being a new concept, my position involves letting people know about what we do here at MOS and forming new business relationships. I also handle enrolments enquiries, to ensure that parents understand how MOS works and whether it is suitable for their child. I love working for a company that actively helps young people access education and offers a different pathway. I myself remember finding school frustrating and can fully appreciate how online education can be a brilliant alternative for many children and young people. I thrive when working as part of a team, and take pride in being part of such an inspiring and forward-thinking company.

I graduated from the University of Dundee with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2017. Following this, I established Opulence: an Edinburgh based lifestyle magazine. I have also spent some time volunteering with children at The Scouts and au-pairing in Scotland.   

Outside of MOS, I am still actively involved in the running of my magazine, which allows me to keep up with what is going on in my home city of Edinburgh. Having recently moved to Melbourne, I like to spend much of my time exploring Australia and meeting new people. I love spending my weekends keeping busy and active – I had a great time hiking on a recent trip to The Grampians! Alongside my creative and outdoor pursuits, I have also been enjoying some down-time in Melbourne finding the best coffee and brunch spots the city has to offer.

Rebecca Green

Lead School Administrator – UK

My role as Lead School Administrator involves a variety of tasks. Working together with my Administration Team members, I communicate regularly with parents, pupils and teachers to provide them with continuous support during their school days. I also coordinate processes and tasks such as enrolments, open evening events, after school clubs and general enquiries from both current and prospective parents. My experience working for MOS has shown me the difference an online education can make to the lives of children and young people, no matter what their circumstances may be.

I recently graduated with a degree in Accounting from Edinburgh Napier University. During my time as a student, I was able to enhance my skills and knowledge within the areas of customer service, business, accounts and administration through a variety of work placements, retail experience and volunteering opportunities. I found working with people from all different backgrounds and within various different industries to be particularly valuable to my current role at MOS. Having lived in both Australia and New Zealand as a child, I appreciate the need for alternative methods of education such as online schooling. I am happy to be part of a team that actively strives to make a quality education more accessible for young people all over the world.

Outside of working for MOS, I enjoy both spending time with friends as well as meeting new people, going to the cinema, watching beauty ‘vlogs’ and cooking.

Emma Wright

Parent Support Advisor – UK

My role at My Online Schooling involves providing all of our current parents and pupils with the best support possible – no query is too small! My role allows me to utilise my years of customer service experience and ensure smooth communication between the school and individual parents and pupils. The team here at MOS is truly amazing. It is such a positive and supportive atmosphere and I really feel that this comes across in everything that we do.

I have studied psychology and sociology and have a HNC qualification in Social Sciences. I have also volunteered as a classroom assistant for a local primary school which has given me first-hand experience of traditional schooling systems. This experience allowed me to appreciate what a provision such as My Online Schooling can offer even more, as I have seen there is a real need for it. It truly is a fantastic option to have available as so many children do benefit from it.  I also have many years of customer service experience, working with people of all ages from all backgrounds. This has really helped me develop a deep understanding of how I can provide the best possible support for our parents and pupils.

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 in my spare time. I also love musical theatre, movies and travelling to sunny places.

Zoe Macnaughton

School Administrator and Marketing Coordinator – UK

As part of the Administration Team at the Edinburgh office, my day-to-day role involves ensuring the smooth running of the school. This includes helping parents, pupils and teachers with any issues or enquiries they may have, whether this be on the phone, via email or on the live chat.

My role as Marketing Coordinator allows me to exercise my more creative skills, providing written content for weekly blogs, website content and newsletters. In this role, I also enjoy sharing ideas with my fellow team members on how best to spread the word about the benefits of an online education, and speak directly with parents who are interested in learning more about MOS. Working for MOS has given me the opportunity to provide meaningful support to children and families in need of an alternative to mainstream education. I am proud to be part of a growing team so dedicated to improving the lives of young people.

I have lived overseas for most of my life, moving from the UK to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mexico City and then Singapore, where I was educated primarily at British international schools. Once I had finished school, I finally moved back to my home country, Scotland, where I received an Honours degree in English and Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow. My international upbringing has allowed me to appreciate the need for a more accessible alternative to mainstream schooling, and the positive difference it can make to young people in different circumstances.

I consider myself a well-travelled person, and always enjoy exploring new places and experiencing different cultures whenever I can. I love to read, write, cook and watch films, as well as eat out with friends and family and spending time with animals.

Christian Mann

School Administrator – Asia Pacific

As School Administrator at our Asia Pacific school, I am responsible for various day-to-day administrative tasks to assist our pupils, parents and teachers. Some of these include enrolment, subject changes and setting up taster lessons for prospective pupils. My role allows me to provide an interface between the parents and teachers to ensure the smooth delivery of lessons and to answer any queries they may have. I find it really rewarding to work for a company that provides a learning platform for pupils that have otherwise been unable to progress within mainstream education; a platform where they can flourish, and that caters to their individualised learning needs.

A large portion of my recent employment history has been spent teaching English as a second language in Asia. After graduating with a BA in Politics at Nottingham Trent University in 2011, I moved to Hanoi, Vietnam in early 2013 where I taught predominantly primary-level children for 18-months. Prior to moving to Australia in 2018, I also spent 18-months in Taipei, Taiwan teaching children between the ages of 4-16 at a “buxiban” – an after-school system in Taiwan and North Asia.

Outside of work, much like my colleagues, I have an immense interest in travel which has been further fuelled by periods spent living abroad. Other interests of mine involve film, music, sport and various outdoor pursuits.

Alex Carter

School Administrator and Marketing Coordinator – Asia Pacific

As part of the Administration Team at our Melbourne office, I help with the general day-to-day running of the school, corresponding with parents and pupils via online chats, through email and over the phone. Furthermore, I also handle the finances and online platforms used by our staff. As Marketing Assistant, I also support the Marketing Team in varied projects and research to best maximise the company and make people aware of the positive impact and benefits we offer. I love the positive team culture here at MOS, and value the opportunity to see the beneficial impact online education has on the children of our present and future generations.

Having graduated with a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) at Whitireia, in Wellington, New Zealand, I have a love for all things creative. With my passion for health, fitness and well-being, I have also completed internationally recognised certificates in health and fitness. Alongside my studies, I have worked in numerous administration and marketing roles. Sharing my love for children and performing, I have enjoyed working as a dance teacher for over eight years, and continue to pursue this alongside MOS.

Having spent most of my time growing up in New Zealand, I enjoy travelling back home to be with my nieces and nephew and exploring new hidden beaches around the country. Outside of work, you will usually find me in a yoga or dance class, outside being active, teaching, on the beach or eating. Self-development is also very important to me, and I like to attend seminars and read books whenever I can.

Rebecca Jamieson

School Administrator – Asia Pacific

My role involves assisting the Administration Team at My Online Schooling Asia Pacific. My day-to-day tasks include the daily running of the school, providing technical help, responding to enquiries and live chats, and organising taster lessons. Since joining the MOS team, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my colleagues and working in such a positive environment. I find it really rewarding working for a company which allows pupils access to an online education, no matter where they are in the world.

During my summer holidays at university, I enjoyed working as an au-pair in Madrid, Spain. This involved living with a Spanish family and aiding the development of the English language with two young girls. Prior to this, I also volunteered as a Young Leader in a local Brownie Unit. I studied Law at the University of Dundee in Scotland, and graduated in June 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws – Scots & English Dual Qualifying Degree. My time at university allowed me to connect with new people from different backgrounds and experience the varying aspects of university life. After graduating, I followed my passion for travelling and recently relocated to Melbourne, Australia.

Outside of work, I love to travel, just like the rest of the MOS team. For me, it is a great way to experience new cultures, and meet people from all aspects of life. I also like to spend time outdoors, particularly going for walks and swimming. I’m also a very social person, and enjoy spending time with friends and exploring new places. Since arriving in Melbourne, I have made the most of my surroundings and have spent my weekends exploring. The highlights so far include The Grampians and The Great Ocean Road.