Professional Background

I am an International School educator based in Singapore, who specialises in teaching Economics and leading change in a 1:1 Apple laptop environment. I enjoy teaching the International Baccalaureate curriculum and have taught the Diploma Economics course to both Higher and Standard Level students. Previously I have taught in New Zealand as a Geography and Economics teacher and eLearning coach. I am an adventurous New Zealander, who enjoys running, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that 21st century education is a process that develops students who are responsible for their own learning; who are globally orientated, and who will grow into young leaders in a changing society. eLearning is an important element of my classroom practice. My lessons illustrate a dynamic pedagogy, including group work, student centered projects, global connections and academic rigor. Each of these elements are developed through the careful and thoughtful integration of technology into the learning process. I help other teachers adapt to the process of change and aim to lead the development of a 21st century learning culture in schools.

Balanced against this, is my belief that students need space to develop both emotionally and socially outside of the classroom. Through my involvement in outdoor education and extra curricular activities, I have enjoyed seeing students grow and develop through challenge-based learning at each grade level. I believe that I am an affable and confident role model who facilitates this growth. This is one of the most important and rewarding roles of being a teacher.

Education

  • Masters of Education (Leadership, Policy and Change) Monash University of Melbourne, (June 2013 – August 2015) High Distinction
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. Majors – Economics, Public Policy: Victoria University of Wellington, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science Major – Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, 2003
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), Wellington College of Education, 2004

Teaching Experience

United World College of south east asia, singapore

(K-12 International School, 5,550 students) www.uwcsea.edu.sg

  • Assistant Director of Learning Technologies – East and Dover Campus
  • Teacher Representative – UWCSEA Board of Governors – August 2014 onwards
  • Digital Literacy Coach (Dover Campus) – August 2011 – June 2014
  • Teacher of IB Diploma Economics – August 2013 onwards
  • EARCOS Teacher Rep – August 2013 – June 2015

ISS International School of Singapore

(K-12 International School, 800 students) www.iss.edu.eg

  • Teacher of DP Economics – January 2009 to present
  • eLearning Coordinator – August 2010 to present
  • Teacher of DP Business and Management – January 2009 to present
  • Teacher of MYP Humanities – August 2009 to June 2010

Queen Margaret College, Wellington, New Zealand

(Independent girls school, 670 students) www.qmc.school.nz

  • Teacher in Charge, Geography – January 2005 to December 2008
  • Teacher of Economics – January 2005 to December 2008
  • Education Outside the Classroom Coordinator – January 2006 to December 2008
  • Lead ICT Professional Development Teacher – January 2006 to December 2008

Professional Development

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Council of International Schools – Self Study programme and training days – February
  • Apple Leadership Institute Workshop (two days) – February
  • ESL in the Mainstream Course – January to May – 50 hours
  • IB Diploma Economics Extended Essay Online Workshop – March/April – 50 hours
  • Apple Education Breakfast Seminars – September 2010
  • Apple Leadership Workshop – (two days) December 2010

2009

2008

  • uLearn NZ – ICT in Action – Rotorua New Zealand, three days – February
  • Introduction to the International Baccalaureate – March

Other roles

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