Summary

an energetic and dedicated International Baccalaureate(IB) trained educator with 16 years of teaching experience in diverse international settings

a lifelong learner committed to intellectual and professional growth through critical/reflective practices and continuous professional development

proven excellence in leadership, organizational management, teaching and communication

Work History

Work History

AP/ Whole School Curriculum Coordinator

Aug 2015 - Present
Korea International School- Jeju

weekly workshops and collaboration with each grade level team. professional development. evaluations of departments leads and staff. MAP testing and Atlas Rubicon. ordering resources and publishing learning handbook.

Deputy Principal MYP-DP

Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
Beijing World Youth Academy

providing pastoral care to students, developing rapport with the students. working closely with the principal on a daily basis to ensure the smooth overall operation of the school. handling student discipline issues. assisting in teacher evaluations and class observations, assisting in providing guidance to staff and students, and encouraging a positive climate in the school. facilitating parent meetings

Assistant Consultant-Developer

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
 HRMC-Talent (One Year Project)

mapping leadership competencies for the Ministry of Botswana. assisting the Managing Director in developing a training and development framework which includes an individual development report and training manual for public servants in the Ministry of Botswana and private sector. curriculum development for a 2 day Professional Development Course. submitting course outline and objectives to Botswana Training Authority to have the Professional Development Course approved as a BOTA certified course.

Teacher Trainer/Developer

Mar 2010 - 2011
Maple Bear Canadian School (3 month contract)

assisted management team to strategize new policies in assessment and redesign the school report card. partnered with teachers to institute new approaches to lesson planning, classroom management, phonics, teaching, using portfolios and assessment.

PYP Coordinator/Senior Management Team 

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Northside Primary School

developed curriculum from Kindergarten-Grade 7 and supported curriculum articulation school-wide strategized school-wide changes in support of PYP application. coordinated in-school and extended PYP workshop training for staff and lead new teacher orientation in PYP. partnered with teachers/students on an inquiry-based approach to nurture internationally- minded learners. liaised with parents and community to promote IB PYP through information sessions and newsletter articles.

PYP Teacher-Grade 6

2007 - 2008
Kingston International

delivered the PYP curriculum to students of various cultures through carefully planned Units of Inquiry. developed and implemented a school bullying policy. helped students conduct an extended, collaborative inquiry project(Exhibition) for the whole school community.

Student Intern for Masters Degree

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007
Andrew's College-Boys Day and Boarding School

partnered with the school administration/support staff to define various leadership roles and responsibilities. developed and implemented project strategies to nurture a healthy and caring environment. presented in PD days for staff and administration.

Curriculum Coordinator for Humanities(Geography and History) 

2002 - 2006
Kiangsu Chekiang Section Primary School-International

Coordinator for Humanities(Geography and History) and School Development Team. purchased materials, designed resources, created support and administrative, standardized curriculum, and devised authentic assessment and reporting.

Curriculum Coordinator/High School ESL, CLM and PAL Teacher

2001 - 2002
Delia School of Canada

developed an ESL curriculum and assessment of new students. delivered English as a Second Language, Career Life Management and Physically Active Lifestyle

Class Teacher-Grade 4

2000 - 2001
Grade 4, Sharjah American International School
Class Teacher- Sharjah, UAE delivered American curriculum to multicultural students.

Children's Program and Assessment Support Coordinator/ESL Instructor

1999 - 2000
WooSong University

created and administered placement testing of all students at WooSong College, University and Institute. provided orientation and training sessions/materials for teachers for administering all ELF placement and final testing instruments; coordinated College and University final exam committees. coordinated the Children's Program: created the curriculum and syllabi, supervised and supported youths' programs and instructors teaching youth program classes.

Education

Education

M.Ed  Educational Leadership Studies

2006 - 2007
Memorial University of Newfoundland

B.Ed  (Secondary)

1996 - 1997
Memorial University of Newfoundland

B.A   Major: Religious Studies; Minor: Geography)

1990 - 1996
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Professional Development

AP Coordinators Workshop-Taipei (20015); MYP Heads of Schools/IB Coordinators: Implementing the MYP Curriculum- Singapore (2014); The Written Curriculum in the PYP – Botswana (2010); IB School Visitor Training – Switzerland (2009); Assessment in the PYP – Botswana (2009); Taking Action in the PYP – Jordan (2009); Collaboration in the PYP – Turkey (2008); Collaboration in the PYP – Hong Kong (2008); PYP Introduction – Hong Kong (2007)

 IB PYP School Visits

Pre-Authorization Visit- ISTEK Kemal Atatürk Primary School- Istanbul, Turkey (2011),Evaluation Visit- American International School- Abu Dhabi, UAE (2011), Pre-Authorization Visit- King Faisal Pre-School, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2011), Evaluation Visit- International School- Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania (2010), Evaluation Visit- International School- Arusha Campus. Arusha, Tanzania (2010)

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