Maria joined DCPTN in 2020 and is part of the Senior Leadership Team at South Devon College.  Currently an Assistant Principal, Maria has cross-college responsibility for the Apprenticeship curriculum and T-Levels as well as leadership of curriculum including; Health Professions and Nursing, Adult and Community Learning, Hair and Beauty and Performance Arts.

Maria has worked in Further Education for 18 years and has experience of curriculum development and enhancement to meet local and regional needs as well as developing future leadership potential. Maria is keen to work with members to support the delivery of broad, high quality training opportunities across the South West region raising the skills and aspirations of the future workforce.

Maria is passionate about education and her local community and also Chairs a Local Standards Board as part of a Primary Multi-Academy Trust and volunteers at the local Youth Cycling Club.