I was born and raised in Yugoslavia by Hungarian parents, therefore I grow up by being heavily influenced by the Serbian, Croatian and Hungarian culture. Generally with the secularist view on the world, I become a primary and secondary school teacher in 1988. At the beginning of the Yugoslavian war, I came to live in the UK in 1992.
Yugoslavian experience: working as a geography teacher teaching Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y8 age group for 3 years FT.
UK experience: I have been working in education for the last 12 years – Croydon College teaching on the childcare courses including HND and HNC in childhood. After gaining an Early Years Teacher status, and becoming a lead assessor for Early Years Initial Teacher Training, I joined University of Chichester in 2010.
Currently I am leading the Foundation Degree in Childhood and teaching on the BA(hons) in Childhood Studies.
Previously I was an early years practitioner, and manager in London nurseries.
This is my first governor experience. I was appointed in January 2014.
I enjoy running and have completed 14 marathons, over 100 half marathons and 1 ultra-marathon.
Although not as enthusiastic any more, I am still running and am a member of the Chichester Running Club.
Currently studying PhD at the Institute for Policy Studies in Education so my ‘hobby’ is deconstructing policies.
My publications: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/profile/421