Profiles of current International Staff

Full Name:  Matthew Devanney

Nationality:  Canadian

Subjects and level in NIS:  History, MYP and DP

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 1995 - Bachelor of Education.  Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
  • 1993 - Master of Arts in History.  University of Western Ontario.  London, Canada.
  • 1992 - Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in History.  Saint Mary's University.  Halifax, Canada

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • 2012 - International Research -to- Practice Conference.  School leadership and management           
  • 2012 – Personal Project (MYP) workshop. 
  • 2011 – Diploma Program Coordinator’s Workshop. 
  • 2010 – Delivered a History Extended Essay training workshop for the I.B. Diploma Programme  Certified by AACBE
  • 2010 – Diploma Program, History, Category 2:  History in the Diploma Program. 
  • 2009 – Middle Years Program: Workshop in Assessment,
  • 2009 – Became an Assistant Examiner of History for the IBDP.
  • 2006 – Middle Years Programme workshop category 1 & 2, Humanities. 
  • 1994 - Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.   
 

Full Name:   David Sands

Nationality: Australian

Subjects and level in NIS: Economics, MYP and DP

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 1999 - Teaching Modern Languages and Social Science, University of New England
  • 1998 - International Relations, University of Queensland

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops): 

  • 2014 - International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Next Chapter Training
  • 2013 - Circle Solution Training 2013
  • 2012 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Economics Category 1 Training
  • 2012 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Assessment Workshop  
  • 2011 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Training
  • 2011 - Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE and A-Level Training  
  • 2010 - Development and delivery of International Baccalaureate Programmes in Middle Years
  • 2010 - Programme Humanities and Diploma Programme Geography  
  • 2009 - The implementation of laptops in classroom for 2010
  • 2009 - Applications on the Internet for classroom teaching practices 
 

Full Name:   Edward J. Lake

Nationality: 

Subjects and level in NIS: English B, A (MYP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 2012 - Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning, Walden University, St. Paul, MN       
  • 2008 - Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction; ESL Certificate - National-Louis University, Niles, IL
  • 2004 - Teaching certificate K-12 English and ESL - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of English - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • 2015 - Category 2, Singapore, Singapore
  • 2014 - Category 2, Jakarta, Indonesia           
  • 2014 - Assessment for Learning (Anne Davies), Singapore, Singapore
  • 2013 - Harvard’s Project Zero Visible Thinking, Singapore, Singapore
  • 2013, 2012 - Google Education Summit, Singapore, Singapore
  • 2011 - MYP Coordinator, Category 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2010-DP Coordinator, Category 1, Singapore, Singapore
  • 2010 - English Literature, Category 1, Hong Kong, China
  • 2009 - CAS Coordinator, Category 1, Online
  • 2009 – TOK, Category 1, Online

Full Name:  Christopher Theodore Wilson

Nationality: British

Subjects and level in NIS:   Chemistry MYP and DP

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physiology and Psychology;
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Chemistry and Philosophy of Science;
  • M.Sc. Organizational & Occupational Psychology

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • Teaching gifted and talented students: approaches and strategies; implementing assessment for learning (AFL) strategies to raise pupil achievement.
 

Full Name:   Hernan Logmao Lantita

Nationality:  Philippine

Subjects and level in NIS: Physics (MYP, DP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 2004 - MAED-Physics (ED 247.51 Teaching Physics in the Secondary School), Ateneo De Manila University 
  • 2000 - Bachelor of Secondary Education, Marinduque State College

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • 2013 - Online training as IB Examiner and Moderator
  • 2012 - Physics Workshop for International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Teachers, Inthinking Physics Category 2, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 - University  of  Cambridge  International  Examinations  Online  Professional    Development course (Introductory Course IGCSE Physics 0625)
  • 2011  - Introductory Training on the Use of Active Board, Arabian Pearl Gulf, Manama, Bahrain
  • 2011 - First Aid CPR Training Program 2011, Bahrain Red Crescent Society, Bahrain
  • 2010 - Workshop on the Assessment in the IB Diploma – Presented by Faud Prins, IBDP Coordinator Naseem International School, Manama, Bahrain
  • 2010 - English Conversation Fluency 3, Speech Power Philippines
  • 2008 - International  Baccalaureate  Asia  Pacific  Regional  Workshop  Diploma Programme Physics Level 1,  Renaissance College, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
  • 2006 - Seminar in Nuclear Science for High School Science Teachers – 30th Session (with a grade of 1.5 Credit to Graduate Study),  Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Quezon City, Philippines

Full Name:  John Mutoko

Nationality:  Zimbabwean

Subjects and level in NIS:  Biology, MYP and DP

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • MA: Education, Wolverhampton University (2005)
  • QTS: Wolverhampton University, UK (July 2006)
  • BSc: Biologcal Sciences, Habana University, Habana, Cuba (1993-1998)

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • Develop and Sustain IB Programmes – TSS, Muscat, Oman
  • Biology:A focus on internal assessment – EIS, Dubai, UAE (19/11/2012)
  • Developing a culture of thinking and assessment for understanding, BA, Kolkata, India
  • Coordinating  group 4 project – Mombasa, Kenya
  • Promoting the use of ICT in Science Subjects – TSS, Muscat, Oman ( 13/12/2011
  • Managing the extended essay – Birmingham, UK
  • Develop teaching and learning methodology - St. Clare's, Oxford, UK 
  • Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students – DIS, Dubai, UAE
  • Effective Classroom Interactions: Supporting student's Development TSS, Muscat, Oman
  • On the Hunt for Feedback: Self-Directed Teacher Improvement - DIS, Dubai, UAE
  • IB Workshop for experienced teachers - St Clare, Oxford, UK

Current educational / professional development:

  • PhD Research in Biological Sciences, Warwick, University, UK

Full Name:  Joseph Thomas O’Connell       

Nationality: American

Subjects and level in NIS: MYP English (grade 9)

Educational History (Degrees):        

  • MA, Classical Liberal Arts, St. John’s College (Annapoils, MD)
  • BA, History and Secondary Education, minor in English, Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • Standard Secondary Teaching Certificate, State of Illinois
  • TEFL Certificate, International TEFL Academy (Chicago, IL)

Current educational / professional development:

  • Language Acquisition: Implementing the MYP, International Baccalaureate Organization

Full name: Lizbeth Abadía-Klinge

Nationality: Colombian

Subjects and level in NIS: Visual Arts

Educational History: 

  • The National University in Colombia, Master of Plastic Arts 
  • Specialization in Pottery and Ceramics, National University of Colombia
  • Specializations in Art History, Museum of Museums 

“Strong teachers don’t teach content; Google has content. Strong teaching connects learning in ways that inspire kids to learn more and strive for greatness.” ~Eric Jensen

Certificates and Diplomas: 

  • 2009 - IB DP Visual Arts 1
  • 2010 - Arts MYP
  • 2010 - IB Examiner Visual Arts DP since
  • 2011 - IB DP Visual Arts 2
  • 2011 - IB Academy 2011 / Workshop leader, member of evaluation visit team, consultant
  • 2011 - IB Moderator Arts MYP since 2011
  • 2012 - Pilot implementation of the new electronically assessment of Visual Arts IBDP
  • 2013 - Participant in developing the “MYP: The Next Chapter”
  • 2013 - Pilot implementation for Arts in MYP
  • 2014 - Upskilling IB Learning to facilitate online
  • 2014 - Upskilling PAI: el siguiente capítulo para responsables de taller (1)
  • 2014 - Upskilling Taller de perfeccionamiento del PAI: Grupos de asignaturas. 

Full Name:  Laura Carolina Barrera Beltran

Nationality: Colombian

Subjects and level in NIS: Science MYP & Biology MYP

Educational History: 

  • Industrial Microbiologist - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Other professional development:

  • MYP “The Next Chapter ” Workshop 2014
  • Global Contexts Workshop 2013
  • Pilot for Science in MYP 2012- 2013
  • Developing MYP units of work in Sciences Workshop 2010

Full Name:  Heleen Tims

Nationality:  Dutch

Subjects and level in NIS:  International Vice Principal for Academic Affairs and teacher of Math MYP

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 1982 Masters degree in Sociological Economics, University of Groningen
  • 1997   Mathematics Teaching Certificate, Noordelijke Hogeschool

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • 2000   Certificate training ‘Project Management’, Jansse en Koekkoek, Netherlands
  • 2003   Workshop leader IB for MYP coordination and mathematics and member of IB authorization and evaluation teams for MYP
  • 2006   IB PYP math workshop, Netherlands
  • 2006   Visible Thinking, Course from Harvard Project Zero by Ron Ritchart, Netherlands
  • 2008  IB Diploma math workshop, Sweden                                                       
  • 2010   Leadership and Management Development ,Course from SHL people solutions, Bethesda, USA
  • 2013   Certificate ‘Leading Educational Systems at the National Level’, Harvard Graduate School of Education, online course

Full Name:  Liliana Ferro-Isaza

Nationality: Colombian

Subjects and level in NIS:  Theory of Knowledge (DP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

1997    Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia; Suma cum laude, Double minor: Literature and Mathematics.

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

International Baccalaureate

  • 2013 - Theory of Knowledge, Online
  • 2012 - CAS, Online
  • 2012 - Middle Years Programme Personal Project, Dubai, UAE
  • 2011 - Diploma Programme Coordination, Dubai, UAE
  • 2009 - Middle Years Programme Assessment, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2009 - Middle Years Programme From Principles into Practice, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2008 - Middle Years Programme Assessment, Recording and Reporting, IBO online workshop
  • 2008 - Middle Years Programme Coordination, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2007 - Theory of Knowledge Examiner workshop, IBO online 2007 Middle Years Programme in Humanities, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006 - Theory of Knowledge Workshop, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2004 - Extended Essay Workshop, San José, Costa Rica
  • 2002 -  Extended Essay Workshop, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1998, 2003 - Philosophy Workshops, both held in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Andean Association of International Baccalaureate Schools (AACBI)
  • 2004, 2005, 2006 - Philosophy teacher training, Colegio Anglo Colombiano, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2004 - Theory of Knowledge teacher training, Colegio Anglo Colombiano, Bogotá, Colombia 

Current educational / professional development:

  • TOK assistant examiner since 2007
  • 2014    Started Masters In Education at the University of Bath
  • 2014   MYP Workshop leader training 

Full Name:   Katherine Trueman

Nationality:  Canadian

Subjects and level in NIS:  English (MYP & DP Language A)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, 1999
  • Masters of Arts in Technology and Curriculum, University of Phoenix, 2008

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

Below are a selection of workshops I have attended as well as workshops where I have presented:

  • DP Language & Literature, Oxford, England, 2013
  • Advanced Placement English, Oxford, England 2012
  • Unconference (for technology), Shanghai, China 2011
  • Differentiation in the International Classroom, Seoul, South Korea, 2011
  • Teaching with Graphic Novels - presenter at KORCOS in Seoul, NESA conference in Thailand, and Hands-on Lit Conference, Singapore, 2010
  • Writing Strategies for the Classroom, Seoul, South Korea 2009
  • Advanced Placement English, Athens, Greece, 2008
  • Tools for Teachers - presenter - American School of Kuwait and Kuwait Teacher's conference, 2004
  • 6+1 Writing Traits, American School of Kuwait 

Name: John Rider

Nationality:  British

Subjects and Level in NIS:  Drama and English, Middle School

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • CTEFL - Teacher Training International, London
  • BSc Physics - Gordon University Florida
  • BA - Theatre - Rose Bruford College, Surrey, UK (Ongoing course of study)

 Other professional development:

  • Workshop Leader - The Reluctant Differentiator (Differentiation Professional Development) (2012)
  • Workshop Leader - Theatre Sound and Light for Non-Theatre People (2009 + 2011)
  • Workshop Leader - Presentation Skills Professional Development (2010)
  • Workshop Leader - Vocal Health for Educators (2008 + 2010)
  • Differentiation workshop PD Participant (Vietnam) (2008)
  • Differentiation Workshop PD Participant (South Korea) (2009)
  • 6+1 Traits of Good Writing workshop participant (2004)
  • BA - Drama and Theatre (ongoing)
  • Winner of the Superintendent's Award, American School of Kuwait
  • Theatrical Director - "It's Not Me, It's You", "Cinderella" (an English pantomime), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Sweeney Todd", "100kg Beauty" (an adaptation of the famous Korean play "200lb Beauty"), "Cinderella Ella Ella", "The Pretender", "The Dracula Spectacular",
  • Actor - John Arscott / Cpt. Campbell in "Our Country's Good", Paul Sheldon in "Misery", Petal Hardup in "Cinderella", Ivan in "Art", Madam Arcati in "Blithe Spirit", Cpt. Bluntschli in "Arms and the Man", Lane / Rvd. Chasuble in "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Consultant - Cambridge University Press for Drama

 

Full Name:   Kevin McCoy  

Nationality:  American

Subjects and level in NIS: Social Studies (MYP)

Educational History (Degrees):  

  • 2017 – The University of Memphis, M.A. History
  • 2011 – Lewis-Clark State College, Secondary Education: History; Social Studies; American Government / Political Science
  • 1997 – Clark University, B.A. Comparative Politics and History

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • 2015 – Individuals and Societies: Delivering the MYP curriculum
  • 2014 – Diploma Programme Category 1 History (Route 2)
  • 2014 - Additional content course: The History of Modern Philosophy: University of Idaho Independent Study
  • 2010 – 2014 - Additional content coursework in the following Social Studies subjects: History, Geography, Sociology, Social Psychology: Louisiana State University IDL
 

Full Name:   Kapil Kumar

Nationality:  Indian

Subjects and level in NIS: Mathematics (DP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 2011 – Master in Education, Vardhman College Itarsi / Barkatullah University Bhopal, India  
  • 1998 – Master Degree in Mathematics, Christ Church College Kanpur
  • 1995 – B.Sc. B.Ed., Regional College of Education Bhopal / Barkatullah University Bhopal, India

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • IB DP Mathematical Studies Category 1 and 2  
 

Full Name: Shiv Gaur

Nationality:  Indian

Subjects and level in NIS: Teacher of Mathematics (MYP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 2008 - Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Barkatullah University,Bhopal
  • 1995 - Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Pune
  • 1992 - Bachelors degree in Business Management (BBA), Barkatullah University                     

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • 2014 - IBAP Category 3 Workshop on “TOK for Subject Teachers” held at the British International School, Jakarta, Indonesia 
  • 2014 - IBAP MYP Category 2 Workshop on “Mathematics : Delivering the MYP Curriculum”, Jakarta, Indonesia 
  • 2012 - IB Diploma Programme Mathematical Studies Category 2, Scottish High School in Gurgaon
  • 2012 - DP SAIBSA Job-Alike Session Pathways School, Noida
  • 2010 - International Congress of Mathematicians, Hyderabad
  • 2009 -  National Conference on Technology & Innovation in Mathematics Education,  Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bombay at Mumbai
  • 2007 - National  Conference  on  Technology  &  Innovation  in  Mathematics  Education, Indian Institute of Technologgy(IIT) Bombay at Mumbai  
  Full Name:   Philippe André MATHIEU

Nationality:  French

Subjects and level in NIS: Teacher of Theory of Knowledge (DP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 2014 - Bell School, Red Cross Lane, Cambridge CB2 0QU, University of Cambridge’s CELTA course
  • 1990 - B.A. (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies. Class 2:1

M.A. awarded March 1994, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB

  • 1986 - Diploma in Religious Studies, Romsey House College, Cambridge CB1 3NQ 

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • Delivery of IB Theory of Knowledge including essays and oral presentations
  • Delivery of IB philosophy modules 1, 2 and 3, DP1, DP2, SL & HL
  • Supervision of Extended Essays for DP1 and DP2
  • Supervision of Internal Assessments DP2
  • Mentoring Haileybury’s IB Coordinator for Theory Of Knowledge (ongoing)
 

Full Name: Sandip Kulkarni 

Nationality:  Indian

Subjects and level in NIS: Teacher of Biology (MYP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • 2009 - Performance Certificate in Dramatics
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Education            
  • 2003 - Bachelor of Physical Education                       
  • 2002 - Master of Computer Management
  • 2000 - Bachelor of Science                                                                  

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):

  • 2007 - Higher education and Social change in 21st Century, European Science Foundation, Sweden
  • 2007 - Selection in Teacher Exchange Program, LECT, (League of Exchange of Common Wealth Teachers), UK
 

Full Name: Brian Thorburn

Nationality:  British

Subjects and level in NIS: Teacher of Design (MYP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • Abertay University - BSc (Construction Management)

    The University of Edinburgh = PGCSE (Technological Education             

Other professional development (Certificates, workshops):       

  • 2014 - Heads of school/ IB Coordinators: Implementing the MYP Curriculum         
  • 2013 - Design & Technology (IB DP/ IGCSE) INSET Workshop Facilitator (India)   
  • 2013 - Supporting Student Inquiry in the MYP (Cat 3)                                              
  • 2013 - Technology: Delivering the Middle Years Programme (Cat 2)                       
  • 2012 - An Introduction to Teaching IB DP Design & Technology (Cat 1) (Mentor)   
  • 2011 - Supporting Student Inquiry in the DP (Co-Mentor)
  • 2011 - Supporting Student Inquiry in the DP
  • 2010 - An Introduction to Teaching IB DP Design & Technology (Cat 1) (Mentor)   
  • 2010 - IGCSE (Design Technology.) School-based Assessment Certificate 
 

Full Name: Matthew W. Webb

Nationality:  

Subjects and level in NIS: Teacher of PHE (MYP)

Educational History (Degrees): 

  • Master of Fitness Science Kinesiology and Health Science York University Toronto Canada
  • Degree Bachelor of Health & Physical Education Sports Management Bethel College Mishawaka Indiana Health & Physical Education Sports Management Indiana University Bloomington Indiana