Rebecca began her career as a journalist, making the move to teaching English in her twenties. She has now been a teacher for over 20 years, in both the state and independent sectors, serving as head of department for 16 of these. In her current role as Head of English at Sherborne School, she has created a range of societies which encourage young people to write and to talk about writing, as well as run a world-class festival of writing for 8 years, where over 25 writers shared their practice in group sessions, and their skills in workshops, for the benefit of the 4000 or so pupils across the five secondary schools in Sherborne. She has recently become Programme Curator for TEDxSherborne, which will hold its first event on May the 9th in 2019. Rebecca is passionate about enabling young people to express themselves fluently and with power.