THEA’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE
THEA Cowdroy-Ling started her working life in banking and finance but made the switch to primary school teaching after having children.
“I was made redundant and had to consider what I wanted to do with my life. Teaching is something I always had in the back of my mind,” she says. “I was intrigued by how children learn.”
Cowdroy-Ling studied primary education, majoring in early childhood education, while raising her two children, now aged eight and six. “I had a case specimen in my house that I could watch and that put everything into context for me,” she says. “I had a Catholic schooling upbringing so that inspired me to go down the Catholic education side.
“If anyone wants a job that enables them to laugh and make a difference in people’s lives and be part of a community then teaching is for them.”