Born in Canada, Fiona is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde. Fiona started her career in education in North Lanarkshire Council in 1996 and since then, her roles have included ASN co-ordinator, depute and headteacher in Stirling Council. In June 2012, Fiona moved to Falkirk Council as Headteacher of Head of Muir Primary School and Early Years Class.
Fiona is passionate about lifelong learning, both encouraging others and embracing it herself. She has gained a Postgraduate Diploma in SEN, the Scottish Qualification for Headship and an Msc in Educational Leadership. In June 2017, Fiona achieved the SCEL Fellowship with a focus on Coaching and Mentoring. Fiona’s areas of enquiry highlighted the need for further embedding the culture of coaching and mentoring within Scottish Education through extended discussion, collaboration, awareness raising and skills development. Fiona is currently extending this work within her local authority, the Central Scotland Partnership and supporting developments at the GTCS.
As an avid traveller with her family, Fiona also embraces a strong sense of global citizenship and celebrates this through her support of community partnerships and projects in Malawi. She is keen that learners across the world have opportunities to access fair, equitable and meaningful education in order that they too can fulfill their lifelong goals and aspirations.