Lee Whitley - Maths Teacher at Elgin High School

Lee Whitley - Maths Teacher at Elgin High School

After completing her sixth year at Lossiemouth High School, Lee went to dance college. After completing her first year, she decided to move down to Edinburgh where she undertook an HNC in Musical Theatre. Lee then went to Glasgow University to do a joint degree in Maths and Drama. At the time, Lee loved both subjects so this was a perfect degree for her. Lee said,

“I knew I wanted to be a teacher once I started university, I still wanted to study drama. I really wanted to become dual qualified in both maths and drama to allow me to teach both, however, this wasn’t an option, so I decided to pursue maths.”

Lee then went on to complete her PGDE at Aberdeen University to become a maths teacher. Lee said,

“I knew I had made the right decision in becoming a maths teacher as I could use my theatrical skills to my advantage, as they helped me connect with the students.”

Once Lee completed her PGDE at Aberdeen University, her husband received a job opportunity in Norway. Due to the move, Lee had to take an alternative flexible route to complete her probationary year. A position then became available in the maths department which Lee then applied for and was successful. Two years on, Lee and her husband decided to move back to Moray. Upon moving home, Lee took up a maths post at Keith Grammar School and then in 2017, moved on to Elgin High School and has been there ever since. Lee said,

“One of my favourite things about my job is watching the children improve in their learning and grow as young adults. Being able to interact with young people all day is great and I really love it.”

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