Dr Mary Stevenson (Chair)

Mary has worked in mathematics education for 36 years.  As an Assistant Director at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, she specialises in professional development for secondary mathematics teachers.  Mary has taught mathematics at school, college and university levels, and has led departmental teams.  She has designed and led pre-service and in-service teacher professional development programmes.  Mary has been involved in the work of Hope One World for 25 years, serving both as a Trustee and a project volunteer. 

Bev Judson (Treasurer)

Bev worked in secondary education, teaching mathematics for 25 years.  Bev has worked in several schools. As well as teaching mathematics to advanced level, she has been a Head of IT, Head of Mathematics and an Assistant Headteacher.  After she retired early, Bev worked as a part-time lecturer at Liverpool Hope University and John Moore’s University.  As Head of department, Bev has led two large maths departments, mentored new maths teachers and planned and delivered lots of inhouse training in cross-curricular IT and Maths. Bev has been involved in the work of Hope One World for 6 years, serving both as a Trustee and a project volunteer.

John Sharrock (Secretary)

ohn taught Maths and Computing for many years, being Head of Mathematics in one 11-18 school and Head of Computing in another. He also worked in Teacher Education for over 10 years as well as spending time as an Advisory Teacher.

He has worked with Tibetan schools in India on 3 different occasions.

Jane Dicks

Jane worked in arts education for 25 years.  She has worked as course team leader, teaching & moderating on a range of different levels in Further Education. These include: NOCN Entry level, BTEC level 1 & 2, GCSE, A level & Art Foundation.   She has specialised in developing programmes that specifically supported young people develop their confidence in English & mathematics within the exciting context of art and design.

She is currently working part time as a freelance designer. Jane has been involved with Hope One World since 2015 serving as a project volunteer, and more recently as a committee member.

Liz MacGarvey

Liz MacGarvey is a freelance education professional working with trainees in school-based teacher training partnerships(SCITTs).
Until 2008, she was a Principal Lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University and her work there included a five year tenure as Secondary PGCE Programme Director.
She has worked nationally and internationally with
teachers on CPD courses. Her overseas work has centred mainly, though not exclusively, on the Tibetan exile community in India. For almost twenty years , through the educational charity, Hope One World, she has worked annually with teachers in India on short courses in
pedagogy and creative approaches to the teaching of English.

Jacque McCarthy

Jacque has worked in education for over 22 years, and has taught from early years through to year 6. she has specialised in nurture provisions and social emotional mental health. Jacque currently works as an advisory teacher and supports schools across South Somerset. 

Dr Sulumenty Odhiambo

Sulumenty is an educator with an experience of over 15 years of working in UK secondary schools. He is a founding member of the Chartered College of Teaching. He has experience working with colleagues in different contexts and countries, following his previous experience with Joseph’s Missionary Society. He worked in Kenya, Uganda, and Pakistan where he was involved in teaching English as a second language to Secondary school pupils and students in higher education colleges, worked in the development projects in the slum areas supporting and caring for refugees through counseling and intervening at the United Nation High Commission for Refugees office in Islamabad. Sulumenty also worked at the Bangkok Refugee Centre supporting teachers and social workers by sharing some of the best practices he had acquired through his education experiences at the UCL Institute of Education on how to meet the educational and psychosocial needs of the urban refugees.

Debbie Prendergast

Debbie has worked in Primary Education as a teacher for 22 years. For the past 14 years Debbie has held the additional role of SENDCo ( Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) in King David Primary School , Liverpool. She is also the Deputy Safeguarding Lead and vice Mental Health lead in the school.

In 2004-2005 Debbie lectured at Knowsley Community College on the L3 Teaching Assistant Course as well as the Early Years Child Care Course.

In 2000 Debbie participated in The Hope One World project to Malawi, Africa and is excited to be part of the charity once more.

Sandra Hiett (Vice Chair)

Nafeesa Haji

Naomi McLeod