Dr. Lucy Underwood Healy, Tutor and Centre Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Lucy received her BA in History and English from Corpus Christi, Oxford University, and a PhD in History from Cambridge University. She has worked as a research historian and a lecturer in history for a number of years, and is currently affiliated to Warwick University. She recently published her first novel, The Guest of Night. Lucy is married and has two children.
Mrs. Isabelle Lubbock, Tutor and Curriculum Coordinator
Isabelle was born in France and studied there until obtaining her masters in British history from the Université Paris VII. She moved to the UK in 2008 to teach French to undergraduates at Nottingham University, then went on to get her PGCE from the same institution. She has been teaching ever since, in secondary schools, at Nottingham University and as a private tutor, spanning a wide age range and many subjects. She was also studying for a PhD uniting history and children’s literature until babies changed her priorities; now, as well as a Tutor, she oversees the curriculum development for RCA U.K.
Isabelle and her husband have four children. She is an avid reader and loves nothing more than talking and sharing about books and ideas – maybe apart from devising systems for everything and roaming the countryside with her family.
Mrs. Gaby Scallan, Tutor
Gaby obtained her undergraduate degree as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and her subsequent MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Cordoba, in her native country Argentina. She has taught in primary and secondary schools as well as worked as a teacher trainer in college education. In 2012 she moved to the UK and has two children who attend RCA. She enjoys all things artistic/creative and loves to travel around the UK visiting places and people. She and her husband always planned to home educate and RCA has been an amazing opportunity for them to do so in the context of a lovely, deeply Catholic community.
Dr. Simon Lubbock, Tutor (Maternity Cover)
Simon has degrees in Medicine and Music from the University of Nottingham. He is a medical doctor and works in A&E and General Medicine around his tutoring role. Prior to medicine he was a musician (guitar/piano/percussion) and taught both as a peripatetic and privately. Simon aspires to be a true all-rounder and also speaks French and Italian, is a keen runner, and reads widely. He converted to Catholicism in 2013 and is a strong proponent of the classical education model.
Mrs. Barbara Kay, Centre Assistant
Barbara is married to Martin and is the mother of three adult children. She is a graduate in French and German from Bedford College, London University and worked as a medical secretary in the National Health Service before retiring. Martin and Barbara have been part of the community at Christ the King Church, Bedford, for more than thirty years and Barbara is the coordinator of the parish First Holy Communion programme and a member of the small choir. She is also the Northampton Diocese Representative of the Latin Mass Society. She loves nature and the countryside, is a life member of the National Trust and enjoys making cross-stitch greetings cards for family and friends. She is delighted to have joined the Regina Caeli family as its Centre Assistant.
Mrs. Bruna Kelliher, Tutor Assistant
Bruna is from Brazil and moved here 4 years ago. She was a P.E and dance teacher in Brazil from 2010, working in many schools with different ages and has worked as a Teaching Assistant since arriving in England. She met her husband James while working at preparations for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. They have a daughter and can’t wait for her to be old enough to join the Regina Caeli U.K. family!
Mrs. Rosemary Cephas, Tutor Assistant (Maternity Cover)
Rosemary moved to the UK ten years ago from India, where she gained a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy and worked as a physiotherapist. After moving to the UK, she completed a course in IT and worked as automation test analyst for many years. She was also studying for a Masters until her priority changed to homeschooling.
She and her husband have two children and love travelling with their family and exploring the UK. They recently moved to Bedfordshire and feel blessed to be part of this wonderful Catholic community and education system.
Mrs. Chantelle Vooght, Tutor Assistant (currently on maternity leave)
Chantelle gained a Psychology BSc degree with First Class Honours. From there, she went on to pursue a career in Market Research. After having two children, Chantelle took a step back from the workplace to focus on raising her family. Being a recent convert to the Catholic faith, she is keen to contribute to the Catholic community and is excited to join the Regina Caeli U.K. family.
Mrs. Saumya Thomas, Tutor (currently on maternity leave)
Saumya is from Germany and moved to the UK 10 years ago. She has a master’s degree in theology from the Jesuit College for Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt. She started her career in teaching in 2009 alongside pursuing a PhD in Pastoral Theology. Saumya has experience of teaching RE and providing private German & eleven-plus tuition.
For over 15 years Saumya has been involved and held various offices in Jesus Youth - an international Catholic movement approved by the Holy See. In this capacity, she has been part of organizing various evangelization initiatives for children, youth and families, such as trainings, retreats and conferences in the UK and in various countries in Europe. She has been a catechist in the parish for many years and has also worked as parish-based youth worker for the Northampton Diocese.
She is married to Abhy and has three young children. They are excited to have started the journey of homeschooling with their two eldest children at Regina Caeli Academy. They've always had the vision of belonging to a Catholic family community and are delighted to have found this through Regina Caeli U.K. In her free time Saumya enjoys doing arts & crafts, music, dance and being outdoors.
Mrs. Maria Jones, Tutor and Centre Coodinator (currently on maternity leave)
Maria gained her B.Ed. Hons at Hertfordshire University and has been teaching in primary schools since 2008. Since 2012, she has also been tutoring privately as well as home educating her children.
She is wife to Peter and mother to five children. They like to live simply but fully, appreciating richness in nature and people more than material things.