EDUCATION: BA, Dip.Ed, (Q.U.B)
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Mrs. Halstead was educated in Northern Ireland at Larne Grammar School and at The Queen's University of Belfast; where she also completed Post Graduate studies in Educational practice and principles.
Mrs. Halstead has lived overseas since 1973 but retains a base in the Isle of Wight near Southampton. Her career has been diverse in that she has worked in Adult Education ,in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language(TEFL),in Broadcasting, in Translating and Interpreting for a large international insurance Company ,and in the Travel Industry, having spent some years as a Deep-Sea and River Cruise Representative of a very successful UK travel company.
Mrs. Halstead has four grown up Children, all of whom have been educated in the UK Independent sector and have been through the boarding experience since the age of 8.