Prior Park welcomes new teaching staff

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new teaching staff, who will be joining our community in September, as the school continues to grow in it's second year.

Mr Alan Kennedy
Teacher of Chemistry

Alan Kennedy Photo

'I am from Ireland, where I received my BSc Chemistry and my teaching qualification. For the past 7 years I have been living in the South of Spain and teaching in two different international schools on the coast, delivering both the English National Curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme. 

I live with my partner and we have two sons. In my spare time I enjoy running, travelling and spending time with my family enjoying the pleasant Mediterranean climate'.

Ms Daniela Ledesma
Teacher of English

Daniela Ledesma

'I was born in Macedonia, former Yugoslavia, and read English Language and Literature as well as History of Art and Archaeology at Skopje University. Graduating with a B.Ed in English, I moved to the UK where I developed my teaching career. I have over 15 years of teaching experience and my most recent roles include Head of English at an Independent North London school and KS4 curriculum leader for English. I also hold an MA degree in Applied Linguistics from Birkbeck, University of London.

My husband and I moved to Spain in 2017 to raise our daughter in a warm Mediterranean climate. My academic interests include language acquisition, socio-linguistics, epigenetics and linguistics, ancient cultures and civilisations, Byzantine art, as well as feminist, Gothic and existentialist literature. 

In my spare time, I enjoy nature walks, swimming, fitness, cooking and doing arts and crafts with my daughter'.

Ms Elisa Debenham
Teacher of Languages

Elisa Debenham

'I grew up on the beautiful island of Mallorca and having completed my schooling and university degree in my home town of Palma, my thirst for adventure and development took me to England and then to Barcelona to complete a Post Graduate course in Marketing.

In 2007, I returned to England with my husband and we lived in the historical cities of Cambridge and Canterbury. During my eight years in the UK, my desire to provide real change led me to completing a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages and since 2011, I have taught in both the UK and Spain.

My interests outside of the classroom include travelling, hiking, theatre, cinema, music, cooking, eating and chasing after my two young daughters!'

Ms Kimberley Rocca
Teacher of Mathematics

Kimberly Rocca

'My love for mathematics was sparked when I had the rare privilege to see a real Enigma machine from WWII. We learnt about how mathematicians used coding in order to encrypt vital messages during the war. Inspired by such a powerful example of the practical application of maths, I went on to study mathematics at the University of Sheffield, receiving a BSc with Honours. I then proceeded to complete my PGCE at the University of York.

I like to travel and frequently dabble in arts and crafts in my spare time. I especially enjoy painting with a particular focus on landscapes and still life'.