I joined the Western Academy of Beijing in August 2008 and am currently based in the High School as the eLearning Facilitator/Technology Integrator and the teacher of record for the Capstone Programme, a self-directed pathway for students that have a particular passion.
I have been a leader in educational technology for over twenty years in six international schools including UNIS Hanoi (K-12 IT Coordinator), Bangkok Patana School (Head of Department) as well as leadership roles in schools in Qatar and Turkey. Additionally I have taught a range of subjects in a number of curriculum frameworks, the most recent being IBDP Information Technology in a Global Society and both MYP Individuals & Societies and MYP Design. I have experience in Queensland as a Grade 2 and 5 class teacher both with Catholic Education and Education Queensland.
I have had a number of leadership roles in the wider international community. Currently, I am the the executive director of Learning2, an non-for-profit organisation that runs educational conferences worldwide. I am one of the founding partners in Eduro Learning, an educational technology consultancy set up to develop & support collaborative, purposeful and technology-rich learning opportunities that create meaningful and sustainable educational change. Previously I have been the lead coordinator on Greater China Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Advisory board as well as a IBDP senior examiner and paper author.
I’m a lifelong learner and very curious about the future direction of education. I aim to complete my Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) from Charles Sturt University (NSW) this November. My reflective blog can be found here.