Vanessa’s teaching career spans over 32 years where she has served in the Primary and High School level as both teacher and Principal, dedicated to helping children with learning difficulties and in mainstream education. She holds firm the belief that “every child can learn”.
Vanessa has a Diploma in Education in the Foundation Phase (KZN), a diploma in Education Management (SAAIS), certificates of Coaching excellence from the Gauteng Province (GPLMS Programme) as well as a certification as Mentor for School Managers and mentoring programmes in Schools. She worked in various DBE programmes as a trainer in the Gauteng Province, Limpopo, North West, Free State and the Eastern Cape. She served as a board member for a Children’s home and was nominated and came second for the United Bank/ Nafcoc on behalf of ABSA/ Lebone women on the Move Business Woman of the Year Award. She taught Maths and English Home Language at a Full Service School until her appointment at Acorn Education in 2019.