Meet our Mentors

Barbara Heymann

Barbara Heymann has been involved in education for 30 years. She recently retired from St Andrew’s School for Girls where she held the position of Deputy Head of the Foundation Phase. Situated in Johannesburg, St Andrew’s School is a 121-year-old, girls’ school with over 1000 students from pre-school to matric.

Barbara worked at St Andrew’s for 19 years in various roles, which included class and Science teaching across the grades, Head of Department and Deputy Head.

Prior to joining St Andrew’s School, she taught in the foundation phase and was head of the grade in the government sector. She spent 4 years in the United States of America where she worked as a librarian for the South African Consulate in New York.

Barbara holds an Honours degree in School Management Law and Policy and an ACE in Special Needs Education. She has in-depth knowledge of the Foundation Phase and a passion for the betterment of education in South Africa. Barbara and her husband, also retired, now live in Pretoria