Mrs Steph Barker
AHMM Wilson House
Steph Barker joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) as a teacher of Physical Education from Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe, in the UK, where she held the same position for 4 years before heading off on her next adventure to Malaysia.
Steph grew up in a variety of places across the USA, but during her time in Virginia she developed a love for lacrosse, playing in goal for both women’s and men’s lacrosse, before going on to study Spanish and Russian at the University of Denver, where she still holds the record for the number of saves made over her lacrosse career there.
Steph moved to the UK to work at Uppingham School to lead their lacrosse programme and work in the PE department, as well as being a Resident Tutor in a boarding house, before teaching Spanish in the Modern Languages department. After three years, she departed for the University of Edinburgh where she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Education, before joining Wycombe Abbey School, where she also lead the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. She also helped to coach the Women’s Lacrosse England U19s and has coached the Women’s Lacrosse Netherlands’ national team.
Steph is an enthusiastic runner and has completed four marathons, including London and Edinburgh, and six triathlons. She still enjoys playing lacrosse whenever she gets the opportunity, but is always prepared to give other sports a go, including playing more football and hockey since arriving in the UK. She loves outdoor pursuits, including snowboarding, climbing and hiking, and has completed her Mountain Leader Award.
She lives on campus with her husband Jon, who is the Head of Geography, and her dog, Inky.