Professional Portfolio

I am an educator based in Singapore, who specialises in pedagogical and curriculum innovation and leading change. As a New Zealander, I epitomise our humble and hardworking spirit and forge quality relationships as a leader.

Previously I have taught Geography, Economics, Humanities and Business and enjoy teaching the IB Diploma and MYP curriculums alongside IGCSE. I enjoy competing at an elite level in triathlons, a good coffee and travel adventures with friends and family. I am married to Rachel who is a Head of Grade and Geography teacher at UWCSEA. As a father of three young boys and progressive educator, I work to create more opportunities for inclusive and holistic education, alternative pathways and personalised learning in a values based environment.

Leading Learning and Teams

Curriculum and Pedagogical Innovation

Education

  • Masters of Education: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Leadership, Policy and Change – High Distinction
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching – Victoria University of Wellington, NZ Geography, Economics, Humanities and Outdoor Education
  • Bachelor of Science – Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, Geography (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration – Victoria University of Wellington, NZ Economics and Public Policy (BCA)

Significant Professional Development

Pedagogy and Coaching

  • Jim Knight – Instructional Coaching – 2 days – 2019
  • Gini Rojas – Leading a Culture for EAL Learning and Inclusion – 2 days – 2018
  • Principals Training Centre – Assessment with Bambi Betts – 7 days – 2017
  • Leading for Differentiation and Inclusion – Carol Ann Tomlinson – 3 days – 2016
  • EARCOS Leadership Conference – 2015
  • Looking for Learning – Pam Harper – 2 days – 2016
  • Assessment for Learning with Dylan Wiliams – 4 days – 2013
  • Cognitive Coaching – 4 days – Bill and Ocean Powell – 2011

Professional Training

  • Council of International Schools – School Visit and Evaluator Training – 2020
  • IB Diploma Coordinators Workshop (Cat2) Jakarta – 2016
  • IB World Studies Extended Essay Workshop – 2017
  • ESL in the Mainstream Course – 2010 – 50 hours

External Keynotes and Presentations

  • Australian IT Leadership Conference – Keynote Speaker – Gold Coast, Australia – 2019
  • Creating Change when Change is Hard – 2 day workshop leader – Shenzhen, China – 2017
  • Global Education Leadership Summit – Bangkok – presenter – 2018
  • Apple Leadership Camp Singapore – keynote presenter – 2016