Edel is Irish and has been teaching since 2010 when she gained her PGCE in Dublin, Ireland. Previously, Edel worked briefly as a journalist and has an MA in journalism, but her true passion lies in teaching. Most of her teaching career has been in Early Years settings. Edel has lived and taught in Switzerland and Singapore before moving to China. Outside of school, she enjoys travelling, cooking and paddle-boarding. The thing she likes most about Beijing is the local people.