I feel truly privileged to have been born and raised in South Africa. This gave me the opportunity to receive a high standard of education, to be taught by the most amazing teachers and above all I was fortunate to grow up in a multicultural society. All these factors contributed to me, becoming the person I am today.
Having experienced the ineffective teaching system in Greece when I moved in the early 90s , it became my vision and passion to make a difference and to create a school where I could give each and every student the education I was lucky to receive.
My school was created in the year 2000 and it was amazing to see students change their attitudes towards learning, to actually see students using English in their everyday life and loving every minute of it.
This inspired me to create Edutainment which is a programme in which we teach children aged 3-12 English through creative activities. The outcome of the programme was amazing and has become popular not only among the locals on the island but among people from all over Greece and abroad.
I also came up with another original idea…. Myrsini’s village which is an educational tool where students are given the opportunity to learn grammar and vocabulary in real life situations.
The demand on the island soon led to us opening up two more schools, one in Alyki in 2007 and one on the island of Antiparos in 2015.
My mission is to continue to create and inspire both teachers and students, and for me to become a better teacher than the one I was yesterday.