Name: Mrs Kate Ewan
Job: Primary School Teacher
A school teacher working with husband
at the village
Primary School. Born and brought up in Dorset I went to
Lancaster University where I graduated with a 2.1 in Biochemistry. I
followed this with an eighteen month archaeological trek through the
Andes and floated down the Amazon on a
balsa raft. During this time I collected pre-Columbian artefacts from desert valleys. Later I had the opportunity on a separate trek to travel up
the Amazon from Belem to Manaus to Iquitos and meandered through Peru and
Bolivia spending time on a cattle ranch in Paraguay. I returned to Peru and
travelled in a dugout canoe through the jungle rivers of Guatemala
visiting remote Mayan cities.
All of that seems a lifetime ago as upon my return to England I ran into Edward. He had just taken over as head teacher at Peakland but was still sailing on the south coast and we met a a regatta in Poole Harbour. Edward offered me a teaching post in Peakland and as I hadn't yet put roots down following my recent return to the UK I happily took him up on the opportunity. The village children are delightful and we have a wonderful community. Within a year of moving to the village Edward had proposed and we wed a year later. The rest they say is history.
When I'm not teaching I love to read, thankfully our
village library is well stocked and offers a
great source of research for the children's projects.