Heather McAulay succeeds Elizabeth Munro and brings a wealth of experience to the Rutherglen school.
The 40-year-old, who lives in Hamilton, got in to teaching to “make a difference in children and help them to realise their full potential.” She added: “I did my SQH a few years ago, as I’ve always had an interest in it. I did an acting head teaching job just outside Biggar. I really liked it, so that made up my mind.”
Heather is concentrating on introducing herself to all the parents of the school. She said: “We had a coffee morning recently and that was a good way of getting to know parents in an informal setting.” Heather completed her teacher training studies at the Northern College of Education, in Aberdeen.
She held a variety of teaching positions in East Kilbride before her first senior post, as principal teacher for Millar Primary in Castlemilk.