Mary-Ann has been involved in Inwoods since its early beginnings in 1998. Having attended a few pilot group meetings with her eldest son (then only a few months old) she moved to the Brockwood area very excited to be part of a growing alternative educational project for young children supported by the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust. She has had the functional role of ‘Head Teacher’ for the past thirteen years, which includes ensuring everybody working at Inwoods sustains a deep, shared sense of responsibility for the place and each individual child.
Mary-Ann was a student at Brockwood Park from 1984 to 1989 having attended the gatherings at Brockwood with her parents and siblings for a number of years. She feels privileged to have had a few interactions with Krishnamurti in which she was touched by his unique affectionate presence. This, the teachings, and her enriching experiences at Brockwood have formed the key principles for her work at Inwoods Small School.