Karen Bryson is an Educationalist and BBC trained broadcast journalist. After a fifteen year career in the media, she re-trained as a teacher and taught across the higher, further and primary education sector before taking up leadership roles in the education sector as a consultant. She is holds a QTS (Qualified Teachers Status) for the primary sector.
In 2007, Karen set-up her own ‘not-for-profit' company, Bright Futures 4 All. Her strategic and operational work here, has included addressing educational under attainment amongst diverse school-aged children from deprived inner-city areas. This work has taken her to The White House in 2010, at the invitation of America’s First Lady, Mrs Michelle Obama (See video below).
She has established a reputation as an innovative PRINCE2 trained project manager of large and small events, who has a track record of successfully fundraising from the public and private sector in the management of several events, which has given her contacts across a range of different industry sectors.
She has been a trustee and founding member of a schools governor network and an international business network, where she has supported the building of their membership base and arranged events for members and non-members. She was also a member of BEN: an national education network, established by DFES consultant and senior IOE lecturer, Dr Rosemary Campbell-Stephens.
Teacher and Marketing Support
Zoe started working with BF4A in 2017 as an Intern during her summer break at University. Zoe has provided administration and marketing support whilst recently tutoring children, aged 4 to 8 years. With a degree in English Language and Linguistics, Zoe believes in sharing her passion for grammar and the power of the written word.”
Digital Marketing Apprentice
Kadian joined Bright Futures 4 All with a passion for young people to gain success in education and reach their goals. Kadian has experience working within Social Media and Digital Marketing, organising events and admin.
Rosie is a skilled Artist and has a Graphic design degree. She became a teacher in 2016 with a PGCE in Early Years Education. She has been teaching for the past 3 years. She enjoys working with younger children, using her creative flair to plan fun and engaging lessons. Rosie has a passion for teaching and enjoys watching children make progress. She joined Bright Futures with the excitement of watching children achieve and flourish, planning lessons that will ensure this.
Mrs Lyn Tumbaga- Diez started her career in teaching in the Philippines. She worked as a volunteer Pre-school teacher in more than 10 years. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science Major in Biology in New Era University. She has a Certificate in Teaching and a Licensed Professional Teacher in the Philippines. She has experience in teaching in Public Secondary School in the Philippines as well as Private Tutoring (English) in Barcelona, Spain. She believes that students must not only master academics but must be nurtured with Christian Values as well.
Ann Palmer is a highly experienced and successful Education Leader and Consultant with an excellent reputation. Experience within education both broad and diverse, including over 14 years of successful Headship experience at both primary and secondary phases. Recognised ability to lead to rapid school improvement. Strategic and extremely proficient. Established Consultant, having worked across a range of schools, mentoring, coaching and training governors, principals, senior leaders and other staff.
Anthony Neal is experienced in management accounting in the private and public sector. Since 2005, he have covered budgeting, business modelling, financial reporting, tax accounting, payroll accounting, capital accounting and final accounting. He is a resident in Croydon from 2010 and was the Director of Crystal Palace Primary School 2013-2017.
Bridget is a historian, currently specialising in Early modern history at Birkbeck College London (MA). Trained as a professional dancer at London's Laban Centre, Bridget has worked within the performing arts now for over 20 years. Her love and passion for the arts and young people have led to her running community-based youth events and dance classes within the community. She has trained her own daughters, who are professional actors, dancers and singers, appearing in major West End musicals (The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda). Bridget is currently co-founder of Way Ministries, a small but powerful church, where she works closely with its members to meet their full potential. Bridget also worked for 20 years as an employment specialist in community mental health outreach work.She rehabilitated clients in Westminster, Camden and Islington.
Patrick was born in St Thomas, Jamaica and moved to London in 1969 to be reunited with his parents. He is the Director of Network Operations for UK Power Networks, the largest distributor of electricity in the UK. He has responsibility for 6000 people, £500m budget and the delivery of electricity to 20m people (homes & businesses) across the south-east of England, including London.
He is well known for his almost 4 decades of work helping disadvantaged people aspire and achieve their career and life long ambitions.
He is recognised for his business and social contribution to the UK; Prince Charles’s ambassador for London for Leadership and Diversity (2008), OBE (2012), Honorary Doctor of Engineering (2014).