Welcome to the Design + Technology department at Balwearie High School. Below you can meet all the department staff and find out a little bit more about them by clicking on their photos.
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Mr GiovePrincipal Teacher of Design + Technology
Iï¿½m from Kirkcaldy and have worked at Balwearie since 2016., having previously worked at Beath High School and Kirkland High School.ï¿½
As well as being part of the Design & Technology Team at Balwearie, I am Principal Teacher of Positive Destinations and Employability. I also have experience as a guidance teacher.
Iï¿½m all about design and really enjoy the creative side of my job. I teach Graphic Communication, Design & Manufacture and Engineering Science on the timetable this year.ï¿½
I am a Product Designer by trade and love bringing this part of me to my job as a teacher.ï¿½
Mrs BrownTeacher of Design + Technology
I have been teaching at Balwearie High School for 12 years now, before this I completedï¿½my probation year at Auchmuty High School.
I have had the opportunity to teach several of the subjects we offer but most recently I have taught Engineering Science, Graphic Communication and Construction. I was also a Guidance teacher for a few years working with Grange and Raith house.
I have worked part time for 5 years now as I enjoy getting to spend more time at home with my 2 daughters and my dog Lola!
I am very proud to be part of an innovative, fun and ambitious department and very much look forward to meeting you all!ï¿½
Miss CarnieTeacher of Design + Technology
Miss CarnieIï¿½m from Edinburgh originally but moved to Fife a few years ago. My favourite things to go in my spare time are seeing family and friends and going out to the cinema.ï¿½Iï¿½ve been a teacher of Design and Technology for 7 years, the last 4 year spent at Balwearie High School. I mainly teach Design and Manufacture, Practical Metalwork and Graphic Communication but I enjoy all aspects of Design and Technology. Itï¿½s exciting being part of such a big department and getting to work with a great team of people.ï¿½We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Miss DickTeacher of Design + Technology
I'm from Edinburgh and in my spare time I love travelling and going to gigs. I love everything design and am always thinking about my next project.
Prior to becoming a teacher I studied and worked in product design. I use this experience throughout my teaching to pass on skills and inspire our future generation of creatives.
I teach mostly Graphic Communication and Design and Manufactute. In my classes I always like to find ways to make learning as memorable and as fun as possible.
Mrs HeyesTeacher of Design + Technology (maternity)
Mrs HeyesIï¿½m one of 6 children & come fromï¿½County Cork, Ireland.ï¿½I have an Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from UWS before completing my post graduate diploma in education from University of Strathclyde. I have been working at Balwearie High School since March 2017.ï¿½
Mr WilliamsonTeacher of Design + Technology
Mr WilliamsonBackground: Design EngineeringFrom: EdinburghFavourite holiday: Alaska, USAHobbies: Golf and racket sportsInterests: travellingExtra curricular activities: I run the badminton club on Mondays after schoolFavourite thing about teaching: see students develop their character and use their creativity to solve problems
Mr SouthernTeacher of Design + Technology
I am from Cape Town, South Africa, where I graduated as a Engineering Graphics and Design teacher.
I really enjoy being active and being in nature. I play rugby for a club in Edinburgh and my favourite hobbies are surfing and cycling.
I love being part of the Balwearie Design and Technology Department and my favourite thing about teaching is being able to help learners overcome difficulties in order to develop new skills.ï¿½
Mr CurrieS1 Depute Head & Teacher of Design + Technology
Mr Currie has been at Balwearie for a number of years in different posts including; Principal Teacher Pupil Support and Teacher of Design & Technology.
Although now a Depute Head, Mr Currie still enjoys teaching a few periods per week in the department. Mr Currie has recently been teaching Practical Woodwork and Engineering Science.
Mr RobertsonS4 Depute Head & Teacher Design + Technology
Previously Principal Teacher of the department I am now a Depute Headteacher in charge of the S4 year group. I mostly teach Engineering Science, Graphic Communication and Construction. I enjoy graphic design, constructing things and I am a big fan of technology. I am a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Apple Teacher.
Before coming to Balwearie I taught at Kinross High School, Linlithgow Academy and The Community School of Auchterarder. I've been at Balwearie for 5 years now.
Mrs MitchellPrincipal Teacher of Guidance & Teacher of Design + Technology
As well as being Principal Teacher of Guidance for Piteadie House, I am also a Design and Technology teacher in the school. I teach mostly woodwork in the Design and Technology department and love being in the workshop making things.
I started my teaching at Balwearie HS in 1994, and at that time was the first female qualified Technology teacher in Fife.
I am very proud of the school and love being part of the exciting Design and Technology department.
I look forward to meeting you very soon.
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