Knowing she wanted to be a teacher, Philippa entered Auckland College of Education straight out of school gaining a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Primary Teaching. She has worked in various schools and classrooms including as a specialist Science and Technology Teacher and as the Year 7 and 8 Team Leader at Elim Christian College. Philippa has also spent several years working at Scarlet City Studios as a Game Learning Activator. Her passion for teaching lies in engaging the unengaged and using digital technologies to level up teaching and learning. Philippa has been lecturing at Laidlaw for Education since 2015.