Born in Zimbabwe, where she recieved her formal education. After leaving Townsend High School she trained as a Foundation Phase Teacher at the Teachers College in Bulawayo.
In 1978 she went on to obtain a BED Degree from the University of Zimbabwe, majoring in Special Education.
Later, after moving to South Africa, with her husband, in 1996 she obtained a Diploma in Educational Guidance from the Rand Afrikaans University in Gauteng.
She has worked in a variety of Government and Private Pre-primaries, Junior Primary and Senior Primary schools in Pietermaritzburg for over thirty years.
She has also been a full-time lecturer for two years at Varsity College, heading up the Unisa BEd Programme.
It was during this time she obtained her HBEd majoring in Inclusive Education.
Since 2010 she has been the Principal of Sunnylea Pre-primary School.
In 2011 Sunnylea became the Psychomotor Centre and base for the Psychomotor Institute. All the teachers at Sunnylea have been trained in the Level 2 Psychomotor Education and the Non-Violent Communication Non-Directive Method of instruction has been incorporated into the school Curriculum. Teacher training, observation workshops, meetings and the library are all housed at Sunnylea.
Should anyone wishing to find out more about the Centre, please contact Penny the school secretary on 033 345 4731.
In 2013, she has been accredited as trainer in PPA (Psychomotor Practice Aucouturier) by the "International Aucouturier School" (E.I.A).