School Leadership Team
Middle Years Programme Coordinator
I joined The International School five years ago as a novice at teaching. From where I stand today, I feel the journey has been much longer.
These five years have seen me explore and adopt a philosophy based on ‘curiosity and imagination, self-knowledge and reflection,’ (TIS Mission Statement, 2016) and thus have kept me young in heart and mind. Through my studies in Communication Design, teaching from a variety of subject groups, to exploring the field of administration, I have developed a holistic view as to what it takes to run an educational institution and have developed an open-minded and analytical attitude towards everything in life. This helps me in my job as an MYP Coordinator where ‘giving and receiving meaningful feedback,’ (IBO, 2014) is key in creating a healthy relationship between students, teachers and parents. The diversity of roles one can take on in IB: from teacher/facilitator to Personal Project supervisor to IB examiner has been instrumental in helping me understand several aspects of the programme as has participation in global and national IB forums. Introducing the eAssessments to students and parents at TIS has given me the unique opportunity of witnessing change to a futuristic form of assessment.
Challenges that lie ahead include upholding and refining implementation of IB Standards and Practices, building mutual agreement on policies and procedures that define TIS between teachers, parents, students and administrative staff as well as promoting the IB as a system in my community.