Lorna Whiston Preschool and English Enrichment Centres

Experienced Leadership

Every team needs a person to rally around, and at Lorna Whiston, we have hired the best of the best to lead the company—from directors behind the scenes to the headteachers on the frontline. It’s our pleasure to introduce the leaders of Lorna Whiston.

Lori Bormann

Headteacher English Enrichment
Moving from the farmlands of the United States to the hustle’n’bustle of Singapore, Lori has been with Lorna Whiston Schools since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Specialisation in Reading from the University of Iowa, and has been teaching ever since she graduated. Shockingly, her favourite foods in Singapore are durian and laksa!

Paula Rawlins

Headteacher Speech & Drama
Paula was born in a small rural part of Ireland called Athlone among leprechauns and their pots o’ gold. She has received gold and honours distinctions in Speech & Drama from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. A Trinity College London Communication Skills trainer and coordinator for six years, Paula introduced the program to Lorna Whiston Schools. Well known as a Sing Moh rather than an Ang Moh, Paula has lived in Singapore for 19 years, 10 of which have been spent with Lorna Whiston.

Tara McGowan

Headteacher of English Enrichment
Tara is from the UK and has been teaching English for over twenty years. She first came to Singapore as a qualified teacher in 1998 and taught at Lorna Whiston Schools until 2005. On returning to the UK, she became Head of Assessment and a child protection officer at a preparatory school in Windsor. She returned to Singapore in 2014 and is currently Head Teacher of the Primary and Secondary years. Away from work, she enjoys running, cycling and playing badminton. Her more sedentary interests include reading crime novels and drinking tea! She is also learning Spanish.

Lynn Lin

Principal of Preschool at Winchester
Lynn has been working with young children in preschools, childcare centres and children’s home since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Children and Family Education from Edith Cowan University and completed a Specialist Diploma in Preschool Education in 2008. She began teaching at Lorna Whiston in 2004 and became Principal of Winchester in 2008.


Principal of Preschool at Kallang Wave Mall
Vijay has been in the field of Early Childhood for 19 years. She has a Degree in Early Childhood and has been in leadership since 2014. Vijay loves and enjoys teaching and believes in building respectful relationship with the children & their families. She has a keen interest in working on curriculum and has had immense pleasure in being able to work and study in the field of Early Childhood. She believes in taking on every role as an opportunity to learn grow and is constantly looking out for new experiences that will interest and challenge her as she ventures deeper into the field of early childhood.