Working in international schools and promoting internationalism and international mindedness has been a major importance in my life. I believe it is essential to our collective future. I look forward to continuing to contribute my professional skills to such a progressive and holistic model of international education.
I began her teaching career in the United States in 1978. I have taught all Grade levels at the elementary school during my classroom experience in the USA, public schools and in international schools. I have also been a curriculum co-ordinator, a Head of a small international school in Italy and an elementary school Principal in London, Dhaka and in Singapore. I hold a Masters in School Leadership from the US. My experience in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) began back in the early 90’s when the programme had its roots in the International School Curriculum Project (ISCP) in Europe. Since that time I have been an IBPYP workshop leader and participated as an IBO authorization team member. I have also carried out team visits for both Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). I presently serve on IB teams for school verifications here in Europe and in North Africa.
I have a firm commitment to lifelong learning for all. During a sabbatical year I worked in a local school for marginalized children in Nepal. This experience and my work in an international school in Bangladesh motivated me to pursue a degree in International Development and Education here in London in 2010. I have a keen interest in learning about education in all countries and its impact on children and their development around the world. Most recently, I volunteered as a local teacher trainer in Cambodia. Here in London, I volunteers for the charity, Chain of Hope (heart interventions for children from developing nations). I have begun a new part-time position as a School Inspector in Dubai.