CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Experience as an effective International Elementary School Principal

  • Led TGTIS through successful IB authorization

  • Drove continuous learning planning, development and training

  • Adept at strategic planning and change management

  • Operationalizing Mission, Vision and Values

  • Supporting school-wide technology integration

  • Interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

CAREER HISTORY
Head of School/Principal
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  • Drive strategic development and growth in a multifaceted role

  • Lead a range of operational, educational and administrative functions,

  • Oversee an academically inclusive and culturally diverse environment

The Giving Tree International School | Cambodia | July 2018 - present

IBPYP Grade 2 Teacher and Leader

Northbridge International School | Cambodia | July 2016 - July 2018

  • Co-led Nord Anglia Professional Development by successfully increasing teacher engagement on the Nord Anglia University

  • Co-led the Well-being Committee and Global Campus team

IBPYP Early & Primary Years Teacher and Leader
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  • Led a period of transformation by steering the Early Years team through a review of best practices

  • Co-constructed inquiry-based, transdisciplinary, concept-driven teaching with 3-year-olds, Grade 2 and Grade 3 students

Prem Tinsulanonda International School | Thailand | July 2009 - July 2016

PRIOR CARREER HISTORY
Grade 1 Primary Teacher

Wilmette District 39 | USA | July 2004 - July 2009

IBPYP EC3 Primary Teacher

International School of Tanganyika | Tanzania | July 2002 - July 2004

Grade 1 Primary Teacher

International School of Tianjin | China | July 1999 - July 2002

7th Grade Science Teacher

Chicago Public Schools | USA | July 1998 - July 1999

Grade 1 and Grade 3 Elementary Teacher

Ovid-Elsie Area Schools | USA | July 1996 - July 1998

ACADEMIC PROFILE
Certificate in School Management & Leadership

Harvard Business School / Current

MA Curriculum and Teaching

Michigan State University | July 2001

BA Elementary Education

Michigan State University | May 1995

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WORKSHOP LEADER
International Baccalaureate

Primary Years Programme, 2012 - Present

  • Upskilled in Cross-programme workshops

    • Learning Diversity

    • SEN

  • Led over 15 different IB Workshops

Compass Education

Steering Committee, 2009 - Present

  • Educator Empowerment

    • Content development and delivery

    • EARCOS Presenter

OTHER WORK
  • Consultant:
    Sustainability and Change Management, AtKisson Group, 2014

     

  • Online Coach:
    Teaching for Understanding, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s WIDE World, 2010

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Global Online Academy - Rethinking the Roles of Students & Teachers, 2019

  • Leadership for the 21st Century, 2018

  • GSE2x: Leaders of Learning, 2018

  • GSE3x: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching, 2017

  • Nord Anglia Middle Leadership, 2017

  • MYP: Authentic Units, 2016

  • Certified Flat Class Global Educator, 2015

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Google Apps for Education: Drive, Docs, Classroom, Hangouts, Slides, Photos

  • Student Information Systems: Managebac, Alma, SeeSaw, Toddle

  • Technology Integration Research: Conducted as part of the Nord Anglia University's Middle Leaders Program

  • Global Projects Contributor: Global Campus, International Dot Day, Building Bridges to Tomorrow, Global Read-Aloud