Carla has nineteen years of teaching experience working in both the state and independent sectors. Carla trained as a Primary School Teacher in New Zealand completing a Bachelor of Education (teaching) degree.
She began her teaching career in New Zealand where she taught for five years. Working in two schools during this period, Carla gained experience as a Year 1 and Year 2 classroom teacher. During this time, she also undertook training in Reading Recovery, which is aimed to help children learn to read, as well as to make rapid progress in reading.
Upon arriving in London, Carla taught as a supply teacher across a number of schools in South West London including a long term supply position at an independent school in Dulwich before starting permanent position at a school in North London. Here, she held the position of Head of Lower School for seven years. During her time working in the state and independent sectors, Carla worked across the full range of age groups from nursery through to Year 6, including working with Year 6 to teach English in preparation for 11+.
In September 2017, Carla joined Wandsworth Prep School as Head of Lower School and Year 1 classroom teacher. Carla was selected for the Emerging Leaders programme and this knowledge has helped her work to improve learning for all children across the school.
Carla was educated at the Auckland College of Education and holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education from the University College London (Institute of Education).