I believe that each learner deserves a stimulating, intellectually challenging, caring and supportive environment in which to learn. I would describe myself as a constructivist, this term means many things to many people, but to me, it means simply that knowledge and understanding cannot be transmitted between people; it must be constructed over time by each individual. It is my desire as an educator to offer all learners; students, teachers, and the whole learning community this environment. I will provide an environment that is conducive to learning by acting as a facilitator for the whole school.
University & Teaching Credentials
I have a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Lapland.
Google Certified Educator Level 1-2
I have successfully lead as a PYP Coordinator and participated as a classroom teacher in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. I have over 19 years overall experience in teaching and 15 years of international experience, I have been a PYP Coordinator for the over 7 years, vice-principal for 3, and IBEN workshop leader and a School Visiting Team Member for 2 years. I have taught in Finnish, American and International schools and have taught to the Canadian, US, and Finnish National Curriculum in addition to IB PYP.
I am an educational technology advocate and an avid reader. I run minecraftedu clubs and book clubs for students and staff.
Professional Career Goals
I am interested in working in IB PYP World School as a PYP Coordinator or IT Facilitator particularly in Asia, Europe or Latin America.