Clare Wilson is appointed Housemistress of The Grove, where she will take up residence in September 2014.
Clare was born and raised in Yorkshire, before reading Education, Sociology and Sport at the University of Durham. Whilst at Durham, she rowed for the University Boat Club and won countless events, including the British Universities' Championship and Henley Women's Regatta – twice.
After university Clare spent a year working as a resident tutor at Bryanston School, before returning to Durham as a full time rowing coach in charge of identifying talented freshers – including the odd future Olympian!
Since 2008, Clare has taught Religious Studies and PSHE, as well as being Head of Girls' Rowing at Shrewsbury. She has been Assistant Housemistress of our second girls' house, Emma Darwin Hall, since it opened in 2011. She is also in charge of Quod (the Sixth Form common room), and regularly judges house debating. Outside of the classroom Clare is an avid baker – her cupcake obsession is well known by the girls of EDH!
Clare is married to Rob (a maths teacher and rowing coach at Shrewsbury), and they will share The Grove with their hyperactive Hungarian Vizsla, Aggie.