Derryn was born in Pietermaritzburg and schooled at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School. She studied at Edgewood College of Education where she met her husband, Rob. They have three children, Amy, Laura and Murray.
Derryn began her teaching career at Ridge Junior Primary where she taught Grade R, 1 and 2.
When the family relocated to Nottingham Road in 2000, she taught at Clifton in Grade R for six happy years. Another move took them to Ixopo, where Derryn taught Grade 2 at Lynford School. Rob and Derryn are both Maritzburg people and have family here, so it was not long before they decided to make the move to Hilton. She did a locum at St.Charles for six months before accepting a year’s locum post at Cordwalles. New opportunities opened up for her here and she has been here in the Inky for 5 years. She loves working with the dynamic Inky team as they encourage learning and growth in all areas of development through exploration, fun and play.
Teaching is her passion and, she believes, the most rewarding job!