Mohammed is currently Head of Mathematics at Raffles World Academy, Dubai, UAE. He has more that 12 years of teaching experience. As an IB Mathematics teacher he has taught Mathematics at all three levels of the IBDP Mathematics course, internally moderated the IA’s and prepared HL, SL and Studies SL students for the Diploma Examinations. He is also experienced in assessment.
Ann Abrioux has taught French B, French ab initio and English B within the International Baccalaureate programme for many years. She holds several senior positions and is very highly experienced in assessment. Ann has participated in three consecutive curriculum reviews and has led workshops since 1992 in all parts of the world. She is currently the faculty member responsible for the Online Curriculum Centre for French B and ab initio.
Marc Abrioux has been closely involved with the DP for more than 30 years as a teacher, team leader, workshop leader and senior administrator. He is also highly experienced in assessment. Having served as Head of two IB World Schools, he is currently maintaining his interest in international education as an IBEN consultant and workshop leader, while engaging in other educational management consultancies in Europe and in Asia.
Group: 2nd Languages
Jeehan was the Bridge Years (pre-IB) Coordinator at the Modern Montessori School, Head of Department at Amman Academy School and a teacher of English at both schools in Amman, Jordan. She has had a 9-year experience of teaching English B and an overall teaching and administrative experience of 17 years now.
Jeehan holds Cambridge Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English and a BA in English Language and Literature. She completed her Intel Teach to the Future course and became a master trainer in 2003.
Jeehan’s mastery of the labyrinths of professional development and delivery of English as a second language has enabled her to gain the academic and experiential knowledge required to engage in curriculum development, course designs, headship positions, teacher coaching and training as well as university advising. She is extremely experienced in assessment, is a DP Language B/English B face-to-face Workshop Leader and a DP Language B Online Workshop Facilitator. She has also led IBAEM (the IB Africa, Europe and the Middle East regional office) workshops in Jordan, Belgium and Zurich.
Susanna is an IB Diploma graduate at the United World College of the Adriatic (1985), and a CAS person: Creatively merged a translator diploma, a degree in political sciences, a specialisation in sociology, a marketing expert certificate, and a master in intercultural mediation applied to health and welfare systems.
Actively involved in development, international cooperation, and fostering, she volunteered in Canada, East Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Slovenia, Ireland and Italy.
Service and Special Projects Coordinator back at the United World College in 1999, she founded the school’s Volunteer Work Association “Mondo 2000”.
As consultant for institutional links with volunteer agencies, she took part in EU funded “Habitat” Project on behalf of the city government of Trieste. The results were published. As cultural mediator expert, she has been responsible for the training of high-school teachers in Jordan and Israel as part of the “One more step towards peace” educational EU project run by I.C.U. since 2007. As CAS expert, she has been involved in school CAS monitoring and counselling, and has led CAS workshops: for the IB since 2002, and for Ibicus since 2007.
English A Language & Literature
Neil Allen has been teaching the IB Diploma since 2006, and has taught the old A1, A2 and B programmes, as well as currently teaching English A: Literature and English A: Language and Literature at The International Schools of Brussels. Neil has recently undertaken Curriculum Leadership development with the PTC and has been heavily involved in the development of assessment practices at ISB. Alongside teaching the IB and leading workshops, Neil is two years into a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management with the University of Bath, and is carrying out a research investigation connecting appraisal systems and student learning.
Dave has taught IB for eight years, while working at UWCSEA in Singapore. In addition to Chemistry, he taught ToK and a school-based syllabus called Science and Technology in Society. He is an extremely experienced assessor. He also moderates and marks UK exams for OCR, AQA and Edexel.
Dave has run a number of level 1 and 2 face-to-face workshops in Kuala Lumpur, Birmingham and Oxford as well as numerous online workshops covering an introduction to IBDP chemistry and also aimed at developing teachers' assessment of lab work. Dave is also an Associate Director for TripleALearning.com where he is involved in writing the Chemistry blog and developing new resources for teachers.
Chemistry aside, Dave values highly and is very passionate about CAS. He worked in Aceh after the 2004 tsunami, is involved in the Blair Forster Memorial Trust supporting East Timorese students and runs Community Service at his current school in the UK.
Declan Alvaro has been a teacher of Physics and Mathematics for 25 years, the last 9 involved with the IB. He says "I have a passion for teaching that makes me love the job. Even though I once enjoyed teaching math more than physics, the IB has taught me how to enjoy physics and caused me to learn as much if not more than my students. I can now understand the meaning of being a life long learner. TOK itself has taught me to stop and think before I do or act. CAS has opened my eyes to the needs of others and helped me be less self centered. Even as I teach, I learn and even as I learn, I grow. And as I grow I see. And that is what matters most to me."
History Route 1
After the previous twelve years of teaching IB and A level History and Theory of Knowledge in Luxembourg, Bedford and Beirut, Paul taught at Lycee Ombrosa, a French school with an international section, just outside Lyon from 2007-2010. After reaching satiety with the 20th century, he grabbed the chance to pursue Route 1. Since 2010, he has been teaching History and TOK at the International School of Geneva (Campus des Nations). He is very experienced in IB assessment.
Implementing the Diploma Programme / Administrators
After a number of years working as a language teacher and administrator in Africa and Europe, Sue was IBDP Coordinator for eight years at 2005 at Sevenoaks School, overseeing the transition to an exclusively IB sixth form. She taught French Italian and TOK there, and subsequently at the Leigh CTC. Sue is a member of the steering committee of IBSCA and has represented IB interests to UCAS besides leading sessions at IB conferences. She runs IB-authorized workshops for IBDP Coordinators and Administrators as well as Italian Ab Initio teachers. She has advised a number of British schools on the introduction of the IB Diploma and leads Authorization Visits. She is currently working as IBDP Coordinator with a faith school in west London which started the programme in 2008.
Kawther ‘Moh’d Nehad’ Saa’d Al Din
Group: 2nd Languages
Arabic B, English B, English A Lang/Lit, DPC
Kawther was the IBDP coordinator at the Modern Montessori School in Amman, the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) coordinator at the same school, and an IGCSE teacher of English language and literature at the National Orthodox School.
Kawther holds an MA degree in Blended Learning (IT in Education) and a BA in English Language and Literature. She is currently doing her Ed.D. (Doctorate in Education) in Administrator Leadership.
Kawther’s affiliation with the International Baccalaureate transcends having been the Diploma Programme coordinator, considerable assessment experience, an IB Diploma Programme consultant, and an IB workshop leader. She has vast experience in teacher training, and she has facilitated IBAEM (the IB Africa, Europe and the Middle East regional office) workshops in many countries, which include but are not limited to Jordan, the UAE, the UK, France, Spain, Belgium and Greece, in addition to facilitating a number of IB DP Language B online workshops. Her dedication to the field of education and her exceptional teaching methods have earned her the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Award for the Promotion of International Education and the Stanford University Teacher Tribute.
Kawther leads IBDP teacher training workshops in Arabic B, English B, English A, Language & Literature and DP Coordination
Environmental Systems & Societies
Following her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences with Honours in Botany from Edinburgh University, Zoe completed a Ph.D. investigating phylogenetic relationships in the tropical genus, Begonia at the University of Glasgow. This research involved tropical fieldwork, regular collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh and Kew, and research in various international herbaria. During this period Zoe also conducted botanical surveys in the UK. As a continuation of this interest Zoe has initiated several conservation service-learning projects for students and led ecology field trips.
A PGCE from Durham University started a teaching career in the North of England where she taught Biology and General Studies. Following some general adventuring around the world, Zoe started her international teaching career in South India where she was MYP Coordinator and Environmental Systems teacher. A passion for student centered learning has led Zoe to participate in Cultures of Thinking professional development. Since 2007 Zoe has worked in Switzerland, teaching both AP and IB courses in Biology and ESS and is the DP/AP Coordinator. She is highly experienced in assessment and is part of the ESS curriculum review team.
Marwa has experience in both MYP and DP programmes; She was the head of the MYP Science Department at the Jeddah Knowledge International School (JKS) and is currently the DP Coordinator, the Group 4 Subject Leader, and Biology HL and SL teacher at the same school. Marwa holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Education degree from the University of Sunderland. She have around 12 years of experience in the field of education, during which she participated in a number of the school’s accreditation process including CIS and NEASC. In addition, Marwa has been part of the MYP and DP authorization process at the JKS. Marwa joined the IB educator network team as a workshop leader and is highly experienced in assessment. She has performed many workshops for many schools in Saudi Arabia as well as coaching, training and mentoring school colleagues.
A native of Canada, Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Political Studies and a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University in Canada. Jocelyn has been teaching IB Economics at the Vienna International School (VIS) since 1991 , having previously taught in Nigeria and Canada. In 2008, she took up the post of IBDP Coordinator at VIS. From 2001-2007, she was one of the Deputy Chief Examiners for Economics at the IB, and is very experienced in assessment. With Ian Dorton, Jocelyn co-wrote the Oxford University Press Economics Course Companion and the IB Prepared revision books for HL and SL Economics. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, reading , drinking white wine, playing Scrabble and watching Manchester United play football (a habit picked up from her twin sons), but probably not in that order!
An Australian national who lives in Switzerland and has resided there for the last twenty years. He has Bachelor`s degrees in Arts (University of Western Australia) with a major in Geography, and Education (Edith Cowan University) with a major in Religious Studies and a Masters Degree (University of Bath, U.K.) where he studied Education in an International Context. John is a Geography teacher and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has been a CAS Coordinator at the Inter Community School in Zurich since 2000 and has led many workshops for the IB in CAS in Europe and the US. In addition he has also led workshops in Geography. John has been involved in curriculum reviews for CAS, written articles in both IB World and the International Schools magazine about CAS and this year co-wrote a book “CAS Illustrated” with Maria Innes Piaggio and Steve Money. He has had extensive experience with the IB Diploma Core, teaching TOK and has acted as a diploma coordinator. In addition to his work with the IB John is also a board member for Duke University`s International Centre for Teacher Education for Service Learning.
John is a Chartered Physicist who has been teaching Physics, Maths and IT for over 25 years. He has a PhD from Imperial College, London in condensed matter physics and worked for GEC-Marconi for 8 years as a Research Physicist before moving into full-time teaching.
He has been an Associate Lecturer in the Open University since 1987 teaching Physics, Astronomy and Planetary Science.
He is presently the Head of Physics at Oakham School, Rutland and is extremely experienced in assessment. John also wrote the Gp4 Astronomy course.
Group: 2nd Languages
Pascale Chrétien has been involved with the IB for well over 10 years. She is highly experienced in IB assessment. She has co-authored two textbooks for the French B course: Le Monde en français (Advance Materials) and French B Skills and Practice (Oxford University Press). Pascale is an IB Diploma graduate from Pearson College UWC in Canada and holds degrees in French and German Literature, Translation and Teaching French as a Second Language. She currently teaches French in Germany.
Having completed an M.Phil. in Environment and Development at Cambridge University, Howard Collison stayed on at Cambridge to complete his PGCE in Geography. He then went on to teach at Repton and Bedford School where he helped set up the IB Geography course. His next stop was Oakham School, a school which has just celebrated ten years of the IB. Here he has been Head of Geography for the past nine years. Howard has been a workshop leader for six years leading workshops for both Ibicus and the IB. Recent workshops have included Paris and Reykjavik. He has also taught on various student IB revision courses.
English A, Literature & Performance
Nick Connolly is currently working at St Julian’s in Lisbon, Portugal where he is Deputy Headmaster and Principal of the secondary school. A graduate from University College Dublin with degrees in English and History and an MA in Modern Literature, Nick has worked as both an English and Theatre teacher in many parts of the world. He has been Deputy Chef Examiner of Theatre for the IBO where he played a role in the devising of the most recent Subject Guide and as Chief Examiner of Text and Performance has played a role in revising that syllabus into the Literature and Performance subject that went main stream last year. Nick has given many theatre workshops either for the IBO or ISTA and is now starting to present workshops for the growing number of teachers who are interested in exploring Literature and Performance.
ITGS / Theory of Knowledge
David has been teaching for over 25 years. He is currently Head of IT and coordinator of the EduTec E-learning development project at the Koç School in Istanbul, Turkey. David is extremely experienced in assessment and is a registered IB Workshop Leader. He leads workshops in both subjects for IBICUS International and the IB. David has been part of the Curriculum Review Committee for ITGS and Computer Science.
Sarah Dayal has a Masters in Psychology with a Bachelors in Education. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, both at junior and senior level. As an IB Psychology teacher she has taught all components of the syllabus, supervised Extended Essays, internally moderated the IAs and prepared both HL and SL students for the Diploma Examinations. She attended the Subject Specific Workshop Leader training in Cardiff, 2007 in connection with the changing of the Psychology syllabus, which has been implemented since September 2009. In 2008 Sarah attended the General Workshop Leader Trainer Training, in Geneva and since then has conducted IB Psychology workshops, in Athens, Berlin (with IB) and UK (with Ibicus). Sarah is extremely experienced in assessment.
Ian Dorton holds an undergraduate degree from Aston University and a postgraduate certificate from Birmingham University. He currently teaches Economics at the American International School of Vienna, having previously headed the departments of Economics and Business at both Sevenoaks School in the UK, and the United World College of Singapore. He has been teaching IB economics for 25 years and has been involved with IB assessment for 21 years. He has been a member of the last two IB Economics curriculum review committees. He has led IB Economics workshops in Europe, Asia, Australasia, and North America. He has published a number of books including Economics: A Course Companion, a joint venture between Oxford University Press and the IBO, which he co-authored with Jocelyn Blink. He has just written two revision books, published by the IBO, also co-authored with Jocelyn Blink.
Lydia has a Degree in Applied Biology, from Liverpool John Moores University.
She worked in the Pharmaceutical industry in Sales, Marketing and Management for 10 years. Career break for 7 years then retrained as a teacher, qualifying in 2005. Started at Oakham School in Sept 2005 as an NQT. Lydia's background and training were in A level Biology, but she has taught the two year IB HL course several times, including the new syllabus.
Other interests include the great outdoors – equally at home in the garden or in the wilds on D of E expeditions; keeping hens including some pure-breds; reading, entertaining and travel.
Lydia has supervised extended essays and wrote the scheme of work for the new Microbiology and Biotechnology option. She is also very experienced in assessment and workshop leading.
Group: 2nd Languages
Holly Eckhardt read Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge where she also completed her P.G.C.E in Classics. She has been teaching IB Latin and Greek for 6 years. She is currently the Head of Classics at Manchester Grammar School, having previously run departments at Oakham School and Bolton School.
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Amy has taught IB Social and Cultural Anthropology since 1990. She is highly experienced in assessment. She has participated in the major curriculum development reviews since 1999 and has been workshop leader on many occasions.
Her major research interests are the public image of Native American Indians, specifically the Seminole of Florida, and charismatic churches in Ghana. In 2006 she established a micro credit and nutrition initiative for trader women in Ghana.
Amy also enjoys teaching TOK and having worked as CAS coordinator at Copenhagen International School.
History Route 2
John is currently Deputy Head and IB Co-ordinator at King Edward’s School, Birmingham. He was IB Co-ordinator at Fettes College for the past four years and Head of History at Oakham School before this. He has been a workshop leader in History for the IB, IBICUS and IBSCA for a number of years and is very experienced in assessment.
Mike Ford has been teaching IB Chemistry since 1992 in the UK, France and Switzerland. He is highly experienced in both Chemistry and ToK assessment . He has led IB Diploma workshops in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States. Mike also teachers IB Physics and is currently the Secondary School Coordinator at the International School of Lyon, France. Mike is co-author of the IB Chemistry text books for Pearson.
MA Chemistry Oxford University. PGCSE Science Bath University.
Jane is Head of Rotterdam International Secondary School, Netherlands. As well as teaching Mathematics at all three levels of the IBDP, Jane has also taught Theory of Knowledge. She was Deputy Chief Examiner for Mathematical Studies SL for 5 years, has been involved in the last three curriculum reviews and was a member of the IA curriculum review for the new syllabus.
Jane has given many workshops in Europe, Africa, America and Latin America and is co-author of the Mathematical Studies Course Companion for the new syllabus.
English A, Lang/Lit / German A Lang/Lit & B
Currently Deputy Head Upper School at the International School of the Hague, Katrin has been a workshop leader for over 10 years leading DP workshops for the IB and IBICUS. Previously she was Head of Department at Sevenoaks School. She is also highly experienced in assessment. Her cooperation with the IB also includes contributing to curriculum development in Languages A2 at review meetings and at meetings generating Teacher’s support material.
Group: 2nd Languages
Carina Gambluch is an English and Spanish teacher and has more than 15 years' experience. She has taught English in Argentina and Spanish in England. She currently lives in Barcelona and teaches English and Spanish as a foreign language. Carina is highly experienced in assessment and has led workshops for the last 5 years. She has recently developed a website for Spanish B. She holds a Masters degree in Spanish teaching and a further Masters degree in English as a foreign language
Anthony Gillett holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) from St Martin’s College in the UK and is currently studying for his Masters in International Education from the University of Bath, UK. He has received training from International Baccalaureate (IB) to become a site visitor, consultant and workshop leader for Geography where workshops have been led in the Americas. Mr.Gillett is also an experienced assessor for IB Geography. Mr. Gillett worked in UK public schools during his early career and then spent 2 years at Jumeirah College in Dubai teaching Geography up to A-Level. He then moved to Mexico where he was the Head of Geography and Senior teacher at Lancaster School, an IB World School in Mexico City. For the last 3 years Mr.Gillett has been teaching IB Diploma Geography and MYP Humanities at Atlanta International School and is the Head of Group 3.
English A Literature
Dermot Gilvary taught English language and literature at Oakham School, Rutland, for many years. There he contributed to the development of the International Baccalaureate; he was a consultant to the architects of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and he was deeply involved at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He is extremely experienced in assessment, and he is involved in teacher-training for IBAEM, for Ibicus International and for the English and Media Centre (London, UK). He was the director of the Graham Greene International Festival, and leads the Creative Writing programme and competitions for the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust. He was the editor of Dr. Brigitte Timmermann's ‘The Third Man's Vienna’ (Vienna: Shippen Rock, 2005), and he is co-editor and co-author of ‘Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene’ (London and New York: Continuum, 2011). He wrote the farcical comedy ‘Trouble at t' Test’ (2007), and he is working on another play, this time on an aspect of Greene.
Henriette Groot Antink
After working as a nurse for many years Henriette changed her profession towards teaching at the International Secondary School of Eindhoven the Netherlands, ISSE (future name isecampus). She already realised one can look at life from many different perspectives (like Arthur Dent from Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"). Working in an international environment broadened her horizon even more. It gave her the possibility to integrate two of her passions, her love for language and her love for people. Henriette integrated her former profession in her new job by taking the role of student counsellor. From the beginning she was fascinated by the Community and Service programme of the MYP which she helped to construct. It was only a natural step to take the role of CAS Coordinator. For several years Henriette has been collaborating with the IBO now in her role as CAS workshop leader. She has seen the benefits of the Experiential Service learning through self-reflection program and finds it an extremely worthwhile cause. In the upcoming year Henriette will be employed by the HU In the Netherlands where she will be engaged with issues of Global Health for All and International Health Studies for students of the Bachelor for Nursing.
Business and Management
Lloyd Gutteridge has been teaching Business and Management for 20 years in the UK, Singapore and New Zealand. He is highly experienced in assessment and is an online mentor for the Extended Essay. He is the author of a new Study Guide for Business and Management (published by Oxford University Press) written especially for the new syllabus which was assessed for the first time in 2009.
Chris Hall is an IB Higher and Standard Biology teacher at Malvern College, an independent boarding school in Worcestershire, UK, where he is also Head of Science and Head of Biology. He has been teaching the IB for approximately 20 years. He is highly experienced in assessment. Chris also writes and edits feedback reports and also reports for schools that wish to have the assessment of coursework explained in detail (IMRs). He is involved in the next round of curriculum review for Internal Assessment. Chris is also an ISI Schools Inspector and is one of those called upon to inspect schools that offer the IB Diploma.
Joe has extensive experience of teaching around the world having lived and taught in the UK, Caribbean, South America, Central Asia and the Middle East. He is very experienced in assessment and sends detailed feedback to schools via the IMRs on their internal assessment.
As well as teaching, Joe has been involved in leading IB teacher workshops since 2004 at all levels in many different countries, including the workshops to introduce the current subject guide in 2007. He also has some experience with online revision courses for students, running the first courses of their kind in 2010.
Joe is also a Diploma Consultant, a role that requires him to guide school seeking authorization to offer the Diploma.
Currently, Joe is IBDP Coordinator, as well as teaching Biology at ISL Qatar.
Josip Harcet has taught all four Mathematics subjects at various schools within Europe since 1992. He is extremely experienced in all levels of assessment. Since 1998 Josip has been leading IB workshops in Mathematics SL, HL and Further mathematics SL within Europe, Africa, Middle East and North America. He has also led workshops for graphic display calculators and student revision courses.
Richard started his working life in the theatre before turning to teaching and has since taught Media, Film, English and Drama for more than thirty years. He is highly experienced in assessment and represents all IB Diploma Group Six subjects on the Diploma Review Committee. He is also an Associate Tutor of the bfi. He is a former Chief Examiner and Chair of Examiners for A Level and AVCE Media Studies; Principal Examiner and Moderator for A Level Media Studies and AVCE Media Communication and Production. Richard has written and edited several textbooks and study guides for GCSE and A Level Media and Film Studies including The Western – a teachers’ guide, and AS Media Studies for OCR and A2 Media Studies for OCR. Richard has also lectured on many aspects of Film and the Media, not only in the UK but also in North America and Australasia. He has led IB Film workshops in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Athens, Florence and various venues in the UK. Most recently he has also returned to acting appearing in UK television series Casualty, Down to Earth, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Doc Martin with Martin Clunes.
Arabic A Lang/Lit, Arabic A, Literature, Arabic ab initio
Ghadeer joined Modern Montessori School (MMS) on September 2000 as a teacher for Arabic language. She was gradually promoted until I earned the position of Arabic Department Head. In addition, she was in charge of teaching Arabic as a second language.
At the Academic level, Ghadeer holds a BA degree from Yarmouk University with a “Excellent” GPA, and recently earned a Masters degree from the Middle East University specializing in the “Schools Management” and graduated with an excellent GPA of 3.96 out of 4 with honor degree.
Ghadeer has over 20 years' teaching & assessment experience and is a member of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Workshop Leaders' teams for Arabic A Lang/Lit, Literature, Arabic B and ab initio.
Lorraine Heinrichs has been teaching Mathematics HL and ToK for the past 13 years at Bonn International School. She has held the position of IB DP coordinator since 2002. Prior to moving to Germany, she lived in Malta, Rwanda and Montserrat in the Caribbean. Lorraine is highly experienced in assessment and has held IB workshops in Switzerland, Romania, Africa and Malta. She is a co-author for the new Maths HL course companion published by Oxford University Press.
Stephen Holroyd has been teaching IB HL/SL Economics since 1992 alongside A Level Economics. He is currently Head of Department at Malvern College with over 70 IB Economics students in each of the diploma years. He is very experienced in assessment. Alongside leading both level 1 and level 2 workshops for the IBO & Ibicus he is also an ISI inspector and a school governor.
Group: 2nd Languages
French B / Extended Essays
John studied at Bristol and Bordeaux Universities and holds Masters Degrees in French Literature, Education and Education Management and a Doctorate in IB Assessment and Evaluation. He teaches French at a bilingual national school in Istanbul and works as a Model United Nations Advisor, having developed both junior and French-medium MUN conferences in Turkey. John has wide experience of teaching languages, cinema and literature in schools and universities in six countries, including beginners to native speakers as students. An experienced IB assessor for French B, and for the Extended Essay in Peace and Conflict Resolution, he has led many workshops, and is currently developing the series of workshops to be offered by the IB in MUN as a means for bridging between the MYP and DP. John has also published various course materials and articles, both academic and practical, concerning language teaching, learning and assessment. His latest publication, co-authored with Christine Trumper, is in the Oxford University Press’ series of Course Companions for the IB’s Diploma Programme French B.
History Route 2
Peter Jackson is currently a Teacher of History and Economics at the British International School of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, having previously been at Rydal Penrhos in the UK as Head of History and prior to that at international schools in Yokohama, Japan and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Peter is also highly experienced in assessment and workshop leading.
English A Literature
Dr David James was Head of English at Haileybury College – an IB World School - for five years before becoming Director of IB at Wellington College, where he has been responsible for overseeing the introduction of both the Diploma and MYP. He has written several textbooks on World War 1 literature, and is at the moment developing resources for Cambridge University Press’s new range of IB support material, including a textbook and website for English A1.
Rania has teaching and coordination experience with a BA, MA and teaching diploma in Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB). She holds a successful 12-year track record of teaching the IBDP Economics course in a prominent school in Lebanon. Rania has been an instructor for introductory micro, macro and statistics courses at AUB for the last nine years and has a talent for introducing technology in teaching pupils. Rania is highly experienced in assessment, examination and evaluation methods both at the national and international levels. She is experienced, through leading IBDP Economics workshops, in coaching and training colleagues. Moreover, she is also a DP consultant and is experienced in writing, reviewing, and enhancing curricula. Rania continually demonstrates the ability to transform problems and deadlines into opportunities and well planned projects.
Group: 2nd Languages
German B / A2
Pete has taught HL and SL German B at Sevenoaks School for 20 years and more recently also A2. He is highly experienced in assessment and had contributed to the last two Language B curriculum review committees. He is a very experienced German B workshop leader, having led over 50 workshops over the years in Europe, North America and Singapore. He loves meeting and sharing ideas and experiences with other German teachers from around the world.
Physics / DP Coordination
Tim graduated from Queens’ college, Cambridge and started his teaching career in schools in and around London, UK. He is currently Deputy Head at St Dunstan’s College in London. He is highly experienced in assessment. Tim’s association with the IBO started during his time at Sevenoaks School, UK in the 1980s. Over the years, he has contributed to pupil assessment as Deputy Chief Examiner for Physics; teacher training as a seasoned workshop leader in Europe and the Americas; curriculum development, as a member of two curriculum review committees and participated in school accreditation visits. He was commissioned by Oxford University Press to write the IB Study Guide for Physics (2nd edition published December 2007) and the Physics Course Companion (2nd edition March 2010).
Group: 2nd Languages
Arabic ab initio
Rabab Lafi has an experience in both MYP and DP programs, Rabab is currently the head of Arabic at the Amman Academy School ( AA), and she was also the head of Arabic at international Amman Academy (IAA) School for two years. Her previous teaching experience was at the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) for six years, and at the Modern Montessori School (MMS) for 4 years.
Rabab has been the moderator for language A in MYP programme, and she has participated in consecutive curriculum reviews for language A in MYP program. Rabab has been involved in teaching the IB Arabic Program at all levels, language A and B within the International Baccalaureate program for many years and she is extremely experienced in assessment. Rabab participated in a number of schools’ accreditation process and she was invited to participate as a member of a CIS visiting team.
At the Academic level, Rabab holds a Master degree from University of Jordan with a “Excellent” GPA,
Rabab has over 17 years' teaching & assessment experience and is a member of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Workshop Leaders' teams for Arabic B.
English A Literature
Daniel Lamken is a teacher and Curriculum Team Leader of Upper School English, in his fifteenth year at the International School of Prague. Besides core preparations for grades ten, eleven and twelve, Daniel has been the school’s DP coordinator, Model United Nations adviser and curriculum developer for English-based electives. Daniel is extremely experienced in IB assessment and is a senior teacher for IB revision courses internationally. He is currently working toward his second graduate degree, a Masters in International Education through Endicott College.
Nick Lee is a long-term IB practitioner, having at various times been Head of Science, Director of Studies and DP Coordinator at one of the UK's most experienced IB schools, an assessor for ToK, a workshop leader for DP coordination and administrators, an examiner, team leader, principal examiner and workshop leader for Chemistry, and various other IBEN roles. After a spell working half time as the IBSCA / IBAEM University Liaison Officer, and half time as an independent consultant, he has just taken up a post as the joint DP Coordinator at Westminster Academy in London.
History Route 2
Shannon Leggett is originally from Canada where she received her BA double major History and Political Science (First Class) & B Ed Social Studies (First Class) from the University of British Columbia. She has been teaching IB History since 1991, and she is currently doing so at the International School of Prague. She is highly experienced in assessment. She is a workshop leader for the IBO, IBICUS, and IBSCA. She was commissioned to write a companion History IB Europe-Middle East textbook for the current History DP course, parts of which are used in her Workshop workbooks. She co-authored companion educational materials for the Velvet Revolution documentary, The Power of the Powerless http://www.thepowerofthepowerless.org/
Kosta is currently the TOK Coordinator at Jumeirah English Speaking School in Dubai (UAE); his previous two positions have been as IB Diploma Coordinator and History teacher, and Extended Essay Coordinator and teacher of TOK in the UAE where he has been living for the past 7 years. Having studied English, History and Politics in Sydney, Australia, he has been teaching for over 13 years, in countries as culturally diverse as Japan, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. He is currently working on his PhD in the field of Australian Literature. In addition to teaching, he is very experienced in assessment and has been a Workshop Leader for International Mindedness & Extended Essays for IBICUS. Teaching aside, Kosta is very passionate about CAS. He has worked in Nepal supporting local educational institutions and has run community service and educational trips to India.
Cherie has taught in Bahrain, The Netherlands, Angola, and the UAE. She calls Iowa in the USA, home, but does tend to like warmer climates. She has worked mainly in IB schools, teaching IB DP Chemistry, IB DP Biology and IB MYP Science. Cherie has been involved as DP Vice Principal, DP Coordinator, and DP teacher in starting 3 different IB DP and MYP programs in the past. Most recently, Raha International School in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has been the IB DP CAS Coordinator in two different schools.
Cherie leads DP Chemistry workshops, online DP Coordinator Workshops, and conducts DP Authorization visits for the IBAEM region. In her free time, she is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Administration from Lehigh University in the USA.
Business and Management
Dr Loykie Lominé has worked in several countries including Austria, Australia and France; he now lectures at the University of Winchester in England. He has won several awards for excellence in teaching and he is currently doing research on the use of SMS (texting) for pedagogical purposes. He is highly experienced in IB Business & Management assessment. For more information, see www.loykie.com
Susana Lopez Ruesga
Spanish ab initio
Susana López Ruesga is a Spanish citizen living for more than 10 years in South Wales where she teaches Spanish A, Spanish B (at Higher and Standard Level) and Spanish ab initio in UWC Atlantic College.
Susana is highly experienced in assessment and has been a workshop leader for IBICUS for the last 6 years.
Group: 2nd Languages
With a doctorate in Germanic Studies, Alan spent 10 years teaching English and Translation Studies at schools and universities in Germany, Austria, Portugal and Spain, before returning to UK schools and German teaching at the end of the 1980s. He worked with IB schools and specialist Language Colleges in the south and spent 7 years as a Head of Languages before leaving full-time teaching to establish himself as a freelance language consultant, translator and interpreter. Alan is highly experienced in IB assessment. He is also active as a senior examiner with other UK boards. While Head of Languages he began to develop and deliver training courses for language teachers in the area, and has in recent years extended this into the delivery of IB workshops. He is currently also involved in executive English Language courses for management-level staff at two German banks, as well as teaching German in the commercial sector, alongside continuing work as a translator and being Chairman of the Bournemouth Interpreters’ Group CIC, which provides interpreters and translators to the public and voluntary sector. He is also the co-author of Deutsch im Einsatz from Advance Materials, a textbook written specifically for IB German B and due for publication in May 2013.
Steve Marshall - holds a BSC (Hons) in Geography and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Newcastle University, UK (1988.)
He is an IB enthusiast (>17 years) with international experience in Seychelles, Jordan, Spain, Brazil, China, and Ethiopia and is currently delivering the Geography and Environmental Systems and Societies courses at St Clare’s, Oxford.
Previous posts have included teaching Geography, Asian history, Biology, Economics and Business Studies, Environmental Systems and Societies - Head of Geography and Economics - Head of Humanities faculty - IBDP Coordinator. He is very experienced in assessment.
Heather McReynolds has taught IB Diploma Visual Arts for 13 years and was Head of Art at the International School of Florence. She is the author of the Visual Arts chapter in A Practical Guide to the IB Diploma, Cambridge University Press, 2012 and has a broad range of examining experience. She holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Central St Martins and degrees from Smith College, USA and the Academmia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Heather is an experienced workshop leader, teacher and visual arts consultant. She lives on a farm in Italy and is a practicing artist herself.
Carol has spent her educational career overseas in Africa and the Middle East, starting out as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. She has been involved with IBDP Biology for the past 20 years. She is highly experienced in IB assessment as well as curricular responsibilities. Carol has also been involved as a workshop leader for face-to face workshops for many years in the IBAEM region and an online mentor for workshops on IA as well.
Caroline Meyrick taught HL, SL and Mathematical Studies SL at Oakham School as soon as they started the Diploma Programme in 2001. She has acquired a particular interest in teaching Maths Studies and the wide range of students who opt for that syllabus, and is currently a member of the Curriculum Review team who are checking and revising this cycle. She also enjoyed being part of the Oakham ‘Thinking Matters’ team teaching TOK alongside the different maths syllabi. Caroline is highly experienced in IB assessment and has led workshops and revision courses within the UK and in Europe.
Business & Management
Martin currently teaches IBDP Business and Management and Economics at The United World College of Southern Africa Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland. He has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and has been involved with the IB for more than 14 years. Martin is highly experienced in assessment for both Business & Management and Economics. He is currently a member of the IB Business and Management curriculum development committee and was also involved in the IB Economics curriculum review committee. He is part of the new IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning Development team. He was the Service Provider for the Evaluation of the Online Diploma Programme course in IB Business and Management. In addition to being an IBAEM Workshop Leader he is also involved in the ArcelorMittal-IB Project that currently runs teacher training workshops in South Africa and Romania.
Enquiry Based Learning for the Diploma Programme / Extended Essays / Music
Jonathan has experienced a wide-ranging musical and teaching life both in the UK and in Norway, Cairo and Vienna. He has worked in Higher Education at Trinity College of Music London and was also on the panel of music examiners for Trinity Guildhall international examinations for 14 years.
Jonathan’s work for the IB currently includes regularly leading teacher-training workshops for the IB around the world. He has also trained teachers from all subject disciplines as new workshop leaders for the IBDP in Sydney Australia, Geneva Switzerland, and the UK. He is an IBDP schools exams inspector, a member of the IB’s Schools Authorisation Visit team, and a mentor and developer for online workshops. Other responsibilities are as a global session observer for workshops, and Field Representative (Academic) for the Africa, Europe and Middle East region. Jonathan is very experienced in assessment.
Jonathan lives in Oxford, England, where he is Director of Music at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and Organ Tutor at Magdalen College School He also directs ArtsInsight, an educational consultancy for the performing arts in education (www.artsinsight.net).
Jonathan holds a Master's degree in Choral Education from the University of Surrey, England, is an Honorary Fellow of the Cambridge Society of Musicians, awarded for distinguished services to music and music education in the UK, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
ESS: Incorporating Fieldwork in Internal Assessment
Adrian is an ecologist and teacher with over eighteen years teaching experience in both schools and field-based environmental education. He is currently teaching at Bangkok Patana School. Adrian also has several years’ related experience in conservation work and with NGOs. Over the last twelve years he has been teaching the IB Diploma courses in Environmental Systems, Ecosystems and Societies (pilot), Environmental Systems and Societies, as well as Biology and TOK. A fieldwork enthusiast, he has designed and run fieldwork in relation to all these courses and in support of the IB requirements for the Group 4 project. Adrian is also highly experienced in assessment. He is the author of a revision guide for Environmental Systems and Societies (Oxford Study Courses) and is currently working on a new text titled “Fieldwork for the IB diploma”. He was Director of Studies at Pang Soong Lodge Field Centre in Northern Thailand and recently taught at St. Joseph’s Institution International School, Singapore.
Mike Pasternak is Coordinator of the Performing Arts department, La Châtaigneraie campus, International School of Geneva, Switzerland and has also taught in the UK and the Canadian state system. He has completed a two year Research Fellowship in Teacher Education at the Centre for Global Education, University of York, England specialising in the development of Theatre, and Interactive teaching and learning approaches for use across a range of disciplines. Mike has published several articles on human rights education, global education and interactive teaching methodologies and authored the chapter on values education in the University of Bath's seminal publication 'International Education - Principles and Practice'. For the past twelve years, Mike has served as a teacher trainer for IB Theatre and Theatre Arts in IBAEM, IBAP, IBA and is also Deputy Chief Examiner of the IB Theatre programme. Since the early 1980's, Mike has been actively involved with ISTA as an Ensemble/Workshop leader (1981), Executive Council member (1983), Executive Secretary (1985), President of the Board of Trustees (1998 to 2005) and Honorary Life Member (2005).
Dr. John Phillips has been a teacher of Economics since 1980 at the International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière campus, where he is also the IB Diploma Coordinator. He holds a BA (Econ) Honours. Degree from the University of Manchester, UK and was awarded a Doctorate in Education (International Education) by the University of Bath, UK, in 2007, having previously completed his MA in Education there. He has acted as a DP workshop leader a number of times and has advised on IB Economics curriculum development, notably Internal Assessment.
English A Language & Literature
Since 2000, Brad Philpot has taught English in an international setting. Since 2005 he has taught IB Diploma English (formerly A2) and Theory of Knowledge in Amsterdam. Originally from the US, he earned a Masters in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam. Brad has worked as a consultant for bilingual schools in the Netherlands, and has offered workshops for students and teachers since 2008. He is highly experienced in assessment and is a workshop leader for the English Language and Literature Diploma Programme. He is the author of English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma (Cambridge University Press).
Simon Poppy has been Head of Creative Arts at Oakham School since 2000. Previously he was Head of Art at Gresham’s School in Norfolk and prior to that taught at KCS in London. His training is as a painter (St Martin’s School of Art) and, as far is possible alongside full time teaching, sustains his own studio work which has, in recent years, been predominately intaglio printmaking. He has taught Visual Art for over 10 years and is extremely experienced in assessment. He has been an A level examiner/moderator/team leader for OCR for 18 years (now specialising in Critical and Contextual Studies).
Jose Prieto Borrego
Spanish ab initio
José is currently the IBDP Coordinator in Swans International School, Marbella. He is very experienced in assessment for Spanish and the Extended Essay. José is a workshop leader for both Spanish ab initio and Spanish B, having led workshops in Europe and the Middle East. He is also an IB Inspector. His teaching experience covers IB, IGCSE and the Spanish national curriculum. He holds Masters degrees in different aspects of education from Spanish as a Second Language to Spanish Theatre.
History Route 1 / DP Coordination
Fuad Prins is currently the IB Diploma Coordinator at Naseem International School, Bahrain, a position he has held for the past 8 years at the school. He has many years of experience with the IB Diploma and has also been involved with the implementation of the MYP at the school. He teaches Islamic History, English A and TOK. Fuad has experience as OCC faculty member for Islamic history and is an experienced assessor for Islamic history / History Route 1. He was actively involved in the curriculum review process of the new 2010 History Curriculum, Subject Guide and Teacher’s Resource Material. Fuad has also recently been appointed as an accreditation visiting member for the IB Diploma. He is presently sitting for his Master’s Degree in Education with a special focus on Curriculum with the College of New Jersey.
Gareth Rees is a former Vice Principal of Atlantic College in South Wales and has taught IB Economics for 26 years. He has been a workshop leader in Economics and Diploma Co-ordination for nearly 20. He is extremely experienced in all types of assessment including for the Extended Essay. With Charles Smith he wrote Economic Development, Macmillan, 1998. He has also chaired the Curriculum Team for the new Global Politics HL/SL. His CAS commitment is running an RNLI station.
Theory of Knowledge
Bill Roberts has taught Theory of Knowledge for 12 years, firstly in Cairo, Egypt and most recently in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Bill is highly experienced in IB assessment. His subject specialism is mathematics. He has led more than ten workshops on ToK and is involved with the most recent curriculum review for the subject. Currently, Bill works at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K where he lectures in communication, culture, gender and identity.
Environmental Systems & Societies
Keely has taught IB Diploma History for 17 years and has held several senior positions. She is a highly experienced assessor, has participated in two consecutive curriculum reviews and has led diploma workshops for over 10 years. Keely has also been a faculty member responsible for the Online Curriculum Centre and has written several published diploma History textbooks. She is currently Head of Department at an International School in Surrey, UK.
Academic Honesty / Extended Essays / Librarians
John has worked in Zambia, England, Malawi, and Germany, and is currently working in Turkey. He started out as a teacher, but, required to take over the library in his school, enjoyed it so much that he changed the direction of his career. He qualified as a librarian some 30 years ago, and later obtained a Masters degree in Library Management. He has 16 years experience in IB schools.
John has three times been chair of the ECIS Librarians’ Committee, has been a Regional Director on the IASL board, has served on other library committees, and has had several papers and articles published in the professional press. A guide to good practice in documenting sources, Credit where it’s due: the school library preventing plagiarism, was published by the School Library Association in Spring 2011.
His interest in academic honesty stems from an attempt ten years ago to update his school’s Short Guide to Bibliographic Citation. That, combined with an interest in Internet search engines, led to experience in plagiarism detection, which rapidly became an interest in plagiarism prevention, then to academic honesty in all its contexts.
That all-round experience proved invaluable in January 2010, when he was recruited to put together from scratch a three-day workshop on Generic Extended Essay. The appointed workshop leader had dropped out less than 72 hours before the workshop was due to start! John believes he works well under pressure, and this surely proves the point.
In November 2011, John won the IASL School Librarianship Award. This award is the premier recognition of services to school libraries internationally.
Maths Standard Level
Vic Russell has been teaching Maths since 1987 - past schools include Wells Cathedral School, Dulwich International College Phuket, and Sutton Valence School. He has been at Oakham School in Rutland since 2000 teaching both IB and A level. Over the years he has held various positions – Housemaster, Head of Sixth Form – currently he spends a great deal of his non-contact time as the Academic Systems Manager at Oakham, maintaining and developing the school database.
He has run various IB and A level revision workshops for students and has worked with IBICUS running workshops for IB Maths teachers since 2004.
Hebatalla Salem, M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she also earned a B.A. in mass communications with a minor in psychology. She previously taught various levels of Egyptian Colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute at AUC but has recently moved to the USA. Heba has participated in developing computer-assisted teaching materials, a web site for reading materials, and listening materials for Aswat Arabia. She is coauthor of a book on Colloquial Arabic that is being developed. She has also lead several teacher training workshops at AUC and in other countries in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Heba is also very experienced in assessment.
Arabic A Lang/Lit, Arabic A, Literature
Ibrahim is currently the Head of Arabic at the IB Diploma College at the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS), since 2008. His previous teaching employment was at the Sultan’s School in Oman for seven consecutive years. Ibrahim has been in the field of education for many years, while teaching at a number of international schools in the Middle East. Since 2003, Ibrahim has been involved in teaching the IB Arabic Programme at all levels, language A and B. He is extremely experienced in assessment. Ibrahim was a workshop leader for the Diploma Programme Language A – Literature, and Language A – Language and Literature. He has also performed many in-school workshops for fellow teachers. Ibrahim participated in a number of schools’ accreditation process, and he was recently invited to participate as a member of a CIS and NEASC visiting team.
Palmira is an enthusiastic mathematics teacher with 25 years of experience. She has taught various levels of Mathematics in different educational systems. Palmira joined the IB community in 2001. Since then she has taught all IB MYP and IB diploma mathematics courses. Currently she teaches at Vienna International School.
Palmira is also an experienced teacher trainer & workshop leader. She is highly experienced in assessment and is a member of the recent curriculum review committee for this subject. Palmira is co-author of the new Mathematics Higher Level Course Companion for the new syllabus.
Wayne Shackelford holds degrees from the University of Virginia and The New York Film Academy. In the past 15 years, he has taught Spanish language, several science disciplines, and courses in Film, Digital Audio Production and Multimedia around the world. He began teaching the IB Film course in São Paulo, Brazil in 2005 and continues today at the International School of Prague, where he also serves as the Upper School I.T. Integration Specialist. Wayne is very experienced in assessment and is a workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate/Ibicus and a Certified Pro Trainer for Apple Computer and the Final Cut Pro editing platform.
English A Literature
“On occasions I am an examiner and workshop leader but my core profession is teaching. My interest has always been in methodology; delivering and differentiating the best possible programme in the best possible way. How we develop our programme is an important consideration but how we develop our students and our working practices is more important.”
Tina Shobbrook is head of English at the International School of Brussels where she has taught since 2000. Previously, she spent ten years at the International school of Vienna where she was deputy head of English. She has also taught in various schools in the UK. She has been teaching IB for more than 15 years: A1, A2 and Language B. She is very experienced in assessment.
Andy Skinnard is currently Assistant Headteacher at Alleyn's School, London, a co-educational independent school, where he runs the Upper School and supervises the applications to universities. Previously, Andy was Head of Upper School at Sevenoaks School, where he was also the Head of Philosophy. During his time at Sevenoaks, Andy joined the Philosophy Curriculum Review Group which advised on the current specification. And is highly experienced in assessment and has attended meetings of the new Curriculum Review group preparing the new specification.
David is currently ToK Coordinator at the Amman Baccalaureate School in Jordan; his previous two positions have been as Diploma Coordinator and ToK teacher in Athens, and ToK Coordinator and teacher of IB Philosophy in Beirut. Having studied Philosophy in Cardiff, Wales, and Madrid, Spain, he has been an IB teacher for 13 years, in Greece, Finland, and Lebanon, after having taught in the UK and Spain. As well as teaching, he is extremely experienced in assessment, and is a ToK Workshop Leader for the IB, Inthinking, SEK, IBICUS and Swiss Learning, in both English and Spanish. He is also an Authorisation Consultant/Visitor for the IB, and is a member of the current Philosophy Curriculum Review Committee.
Paul Stachowiak studied Philosophy and Theology both in the USA and in Europe. He was awarded the PhD degree by the University of Louvain, Belgium. Paul served as the Deputy Chief Examiner for Philosophy from 2004 to 2009. He is highly experienced in assessment. He also holds the position of Faculty Member for Philosophy for the IB’s Online Curriculum Centre (OCC). Paul leads workshops for new and experienced Philosophy teachers throughout Europe and in the USA.
Barbara Stefanics has been involved with the IB Diploma Programme since 1982 and ITGS since 1989 when the proposal for ITGS was first drafted. She has been active as an ITGS teacher and on-going ITGS curriculum development. She was the OCC faculty mentor for ITGS and is currently the OCC faculty mentor for Web 2.0 in the IB Classroom. She has also been both the mentor for online training for examiners and has a broad range of examining experience across all assessment components. She has conducted ITGS workshops since 1998 - both face-to-face and online. She also initiated the development and manages the ITGS online resources, ITGSopedia and ITGSopedia Facebook group.
Group: 2nd Languages
Italian ab initio
Alessandra Symons has a degree in Physics (Univ. Milan, Italy), an MSc in Engineering (Bristol) and a PGCE (Greenwich) and after several years spent researching in Industry and Academia in Britain, she has moved into teaching. Currently teaching Italian at Sevenoaks School, UK, she has previously taught Italian and the IB for Kent County Council. She is also highly experienced in assessment.
Group: 2nd Languages
Spanish ab initio
Almudena has been teaching IB Language B (Spanish and French) and A1 (Spanish) since 1998 in Hong Kong and the UK. She currently teaches at the UWC Atlantic College in South Wales. Almudena is an experienced group 2 teacher and assessor. She has also led many workshops in Spanish B/Ab Initio in Europe and the Middle East.
History Route 2
Jo Thomas is Head of History and Politics at the British School of Brussels. Previous to this, she has been Head of History at both United World College of South East Asia in Singapore and Munich International School. In all she has a total of 15 years IB teaching experience. She is also very experienced in assessment and is an IBO workshop leader. Jo has co-written an IB text-book on The Cold War and is currently working on a second.
Darryl is Head of Library and Information Services at Oakham School in England.
Having made his way into school librarianship from teaching, he has become firmly convinced that the school library is primarily and fundamentally an academic department with a unique teaching function. This fact, he believes, requires a truly profound paradigm shift, and he has devoted himself to understanding the ideological barriers to making this shift as well as the reality of a school that has fully embraced it. He is particularly pleased to be an IBDP workshop leader because he believes that the Diploma Programme, in terms of its philosophy and structure, both necessitates and facilitates this paradigm shift, and as such represents a golden opportunity for librarians.
In addition to being an authorised IB DP workshop leader for librarians, Darryl serves on the National Committee of the School Libraries Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Roz has been involved with the IB since 1998. She was the IBDP Coordinator at CTC Kingshurst Academy in the UK for six years, having previously been the TOK and Extended Essay Coordinator. Roz has a wealth of experience in guiding and supporting DP coordinators in establishing, developing and promoting the DP in schools, forging a solid reputation for her depth of knowledge and practical approach.
Roz ‘s involvement with the IB has many strands, she is an authorisation visitor, a DP Consultant, workshop leader, five year evaluation consultant and she also sits on the Ibsca Steering committee. She is also highly experienced in IB assessment. In addition to her expertise within the DP Roz is also an IBCC Associate Manager within the AEM.
Suzanne Unsworth is a Maths teacher with twenty years teaching experience, having taught IB Mathematics at Standard Level, for the past 14 years. She has also been involved in teaching the MYP during her time spent as MYP Coordinator at the International School of Dusseldorf, Germany. She returned to the UK five years ago after teaching internationally for 14 years (Verdala International School, Malta, Amman Baccalaureate School, Jordan and the International School of Dusseldorf). She currently teaches at the UWC Maastricht in The Netherlands.
Suzanne has huge experience in assessment and has been leading workshops for Mathematics SL since 2003, and during this time has lead workshops for IBAEM, IBNA, Florida League of IB Schools (FLIBS) as well as for IBICUS.
In the early 1980s Andrew was teaching art to students in a north London inner city comprehensive school, but the desire to travel soon led him to discover the International Baccalaureate and in particular the visual arts Diploma Programme. Andrew started teaching IBDP visual arts in 1984, at the International School Moshi, situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (East Africa). In total he lived and worked in Tanzania for eight years. From Tanzania he moved to the Far East, and continued teaching DP visual arts in International or American schools in Yokohama (Japan) and then Taipei (Taiwan). Eventually Andrew returned to Europe, teaching first in The Netherlands, and then, after about 20 years out, started teaching in an international school back in the UK. In terms of his current teaching, Andrew is working in an IB World School (offering the IB PYP, MYP and DP), teaching MYP art to students in grades 9 & 10, and DP visual arts to students in grade 11 & 12. He also teaches Theory of Knowledge to final year DP students. Andrew has been a visual arts workshop leader for all workshop levels since 2004 (both online and face-to-face), leading a number of workshops every year. Andrew writes DP visual arts blog at http://blogs.triplealearning.com/category/diploma/dp_visarts/
Theory of Knowledge/CAS/Administrators/Visual Arts
Andrew Watson is an artist, teacher, journalist and latterly London marathon runner, who has worked in four continents. He entered international education initially as Head of Visual Arts and CAS Coordinator, later as an IB examiner and workshop leader in International Mindedness, Theory of Knowledge, CAS, Visual Arts and the Extended Essay. In Asia he combined his roles as IB Diploma Coordinator and later as a Management Consultant for a group of international schools with work as a television and print journalist. In 2009 Andrew began working with the International Baccalaureate as Associate Regional Manager for the Diploma Programme in Africa, Europe and the Middle East with whom he continues to work extensively in a number of areas through his company Plommer Watson Associates. Andrew also works extensively for the United World College movement. He is an alumnus of William & Mary College, Virginia, USA (soccer scholarship), Cambridge University (a football “Blue”), Chelsea College of Art and Oxford Brookes University. He has developed a long standing commitment to the Esther Benjamin’s Trust (EBT) www.ebtrust.org.uk the leading UK registered charity that works exclusively for disadvantaged and stigmatised Nepalese children and young people.
Group: 2nd Languages
Spanish ab initio, Spanish B
Jacques A. Weber is currently the IB DP Coordinator at the British International School of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Prior to this, he served as Head of Modern Languages at the American School of Bombay (India) and as a French and Spanish teacher at the Awty International School (USA). He is an IB graduate, having earned the Bilingual IB Diploma in English and Spanish.
In addition to his current responsibilities, Jacques is a workshop leader for Languages B and ab initio, a curriculum consultant for on-line IB courses, and a consultant for new schools starting the authorization process. He is also extremely experienced in assessment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics & Anthropology, a Masters of Education in Administration, and is currently pursuing a PhD in International Education
ICT to support Practical Work in Biology & Chemistry
Keith has been teaching Chemistry for 18 years, 11 years of which have been spent in Zambia. Formerly an A-level Chemistry teacher, he has taught IB Chemistry for 15 years and is highly experienced in assessment. He also teaches ToK, and has been leading workshops for 7 years. His particular passion is integrating plenty of hands-on laboratory practical work in his chemistry courses at all levels. As a chemical engineer, he has a special interest in the use of new technologies and their potential in enriching chemistry teaching and learning, as well as supporting a rich programme of investigative laboratory bench work. As part of ChemistryAid in Zambia, he has developed and installed a solar powered online classroom for rural schools that have no access to domestic mains electricity.
Gillian Williams holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from Reading University, UK. She has a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) from West London Institute of Education (London University) in the UK and has also completed Masters in Educational Management from the University of Bath, UK. She started her teaching career in the UK state and public sector where she taught Geography, PE, Outdoor Education and Fieldwork Studies for 9 years. She has lived and worked in Malaysia and Tanzania where she taught Geography, ESS (all three syllabi), TOK, PE and PSHE. Gillian is currently Deputy Head of the IB Diploma College at the Amman Baccalaureate School, Jordan where she teaches Geography, ESS and TOK.
She has been involved in the TOK and ESS curriculum reviews and very experienced in assessment for Geography and ESS. Gillian has also been a member of the CIS and NEASC accreditation visiting team.
Group: 2nd Languages
Shahira Yacout is an Arabic instructor at the American university in Cairo. She holds masters degree in Teaching Arabic as a foreign Language from the American university in Cairo. She has worked with the International Baccalaureate Organization since 2004. Shahira’s experience as a leader is in Arabic B. She has lead many workshops for the American university and the IBO. For the IB she led work shops in Qatar and Dubai and has participated in curriculum development committees.