Fiona attended the University of New England in Armidale graduating with a Bachelor of Primary Education degree in 2002, specialising in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education as well as Gifted and Talented Education. Fiona has 12 years teaching experience working across all grades from Kindergarten to Year 6. She started her teaching career in the private school sector at Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour. After 3 years full time at Bishop Druitt College, Fiona and her husband moved to Toowoomba QLD where she worked at Fairholme College; a private, all girls day and boarding school for 6 years.
In her time as an educator, Fiona has specialised in Enrichment Programs and Health and Nutrition in children. Throughout her career, Fiona has held positions of responsibility with coordinating and organising sporting carnivals, creative arts festivals and has been involved in many professional learning opportunites specifically focused on differentiating the curriculum for all learners. Since moving back to Coffs Harbour in 2012, whilst returning to work part time at Bishop Druitt College, Fiona has developed a private tutoring program catering for remedial and extension students in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy. It was during this time that Fiona developed a passion for providing education that is tailored to the specific needs of individual students. Her greatest passion is to instill a love of learning in all children that she teaches. This passion together with her drive to teach children about healthy living led to the inception of Serendipity Learning.
Fiona is married to a High School Music teacher and has 2 young children, a son 7 years and a daughter 4 years. She grew up in Inverell, completing the majority of her schooling there until moving to Coffs Harbour in 1995. She desires to see the individual needs of each student met in a safe, caring and nurturing learning environment that encourages creative thinking and practical problem solving, two vital life skills.