Learning Minds

Get to know the CEO of PEAS.

Which personal achievement would you most like to be remembered for?

Leading PEAS, an organization that expands educational opportunities.

Which life lesson would you like to share?

It’s not possible to do everything perfectly, so focus time and energy on the most important tasks, and don’t worry too much about the rest.

Who is your hero?

Greta Thunberg.

What hobbies do you pursue and what have they taught you?

During the lockdown, I’ve started gardening which has reminded me of the importance of spending time outside.

Which book are you currently reading?

Fiction: The Bee Keeper of Aleppo
Non-fiction: Teachers Versus Tech

Who or what has helped you the most on your professional journey?

I belong to a group of young female leaders in the education sector. These women are a constant source of support, advice and inspiration.

What gets you out of bed every morning?

My 2-year-old son!

If you were able to teach all children just one skill, which skill would it be?

Not enough children can read and count properly. I’d start there.

Is there a positive work-related experience coming from the pandemic?

The pandemic caused schools to close. At PEAS we had to do our best and most creative work to keep our students safe and learning. I have enjoyed the period of innovation.

What will you do with the prize money from the Jacobs Foundation?

PEAS will use the prize money to get more girls and boys into secondary school. It will also help us to embed our most successful Covid remote education programs into business as usual when schools re-open.

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