Meet the Cascade Team
Founder, Director, Teacher
Jacqueline has 40 years experience of teaching children and adolescents in different educational settings. She has taught for over 20 years in primary and secondary schools in Scotland, first as class teacher, followed by a management position in both mainstream and special education. She has opened and operated a highly successful nursery in Kuwait and a Support for Learning Department in a primary secondary school in Sharjah, before opening and operating Cascade Learning Centre. Jacquie has an inspiring vision for providing a learning community where children come first.
Jacquie says "Since opening, the biggest compliment I have received is that Cascade is the centre with a heart. On a personal note I love spending time with my children, grandchildren and friends. My hobbies are reading, walking, listening to music and I occasionally take to the dance floor!"
Vicky has been supporting teachers and students at Cascade for 2 years. She has a gift working with children and is a well loved at Cascade. Vicky's gentle, calm and infectious warmth and fun enables children to quickly feel safe with her and willing to take risks and try and think outside of the box. She is highly skilled at supporting our teachers in the programmes we run by working directly with our students to encourage them to achieve the task they were given. Vicky is always active during learning through play times with our students and supports our students social and emotional skills to enable them to develop these crucial skills.
Before working at Cascade Vicky worked in the Philippines as a maths and English tutor to students on a one to one basis. Vicky is a qualified Dentist who worked for 7 years in a clinic with patients.