Jackie Yates is a former chemistry teacher and head of chemistry.
Jackie was educated at Durham University (BSc) and carried out a PhD at the University of Bristol. After two years working in research and development at ICI Colours and Fine Chemicals in Huddersfield, she decided that teaching was the career for her and completed a PGCE course at the University of Cambridge. Her thirty year career was spent as a chemistry teacher and head of chemistry at independent schools in the North of England.
She is now seeking opportunities to use her scientific and teaching skills in other ways through tutoring, examining and a voluntary role at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. In her free time she enjoys walking, swimming, travel and spending time with her family.
Life after teaching
What would you do if faced with early retirement after 30 years in the chemistry classroom?