Workshop Leaders

IBSCA workshop leadersAll authorised workshops use the same pool of trained workshop leaders and follow common patterns of organisation. 

All our workshop leaders are highly experienced IB educators who are approved by the IB to deliver training.

Please use the tabs below to find out about individual workshop leaders.

Suzanne Tomlinson (PYP Exhibition)

Suzanne has been teaching around the world for twenty two years having earned a UK Bachelor of Education (Hons) in 1993. She has lived and worked in Kuwait, Oman, Peru, Germany, Malaysia, Uzbekistan and now Serbia. She is currently studying for a UK Masters' Degree in Educational Leadership.

Suzanne became a Primary Years Programme Workshop Leader for the International Baccalaureate in 2005 and has gone on to lead a wide range of in-school and regional workshops for the IB, Taleem, the Aga Khan Foundation and IBSCA as well as being involved in school evaluation for the PYP.

Suzanne has experienced teaching with children from aged 4 to 12 in classroom teaching roles and  held two positions as Early Years Coordinator before becoming PYP coordinator six years ago in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She is now the PYP coordinator at the International School of Belgrade, Serbia.

Suzanne Tomlinson

Jo Evans (PYP Making it happen)

Jo Evans is the art teacher at Southbank International School. Jo has worked closely with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) for the past five years and was involved in writing the most recent IBPYP arts scope and sequence documents. She has developed sample units of inquiry for publication and has been a PYP workshop leader for several years, facilitating workshop including Promoting International-mindedness and Encouraging Children’s Creative Instincts in the Classroom.

Alongside her part-time teaching role at Southbank, Jo works as a freelance education consultant and project manager. In recent years she has worked with Arts Council England, Trinity College and Creative Partnerships. She trained as a visual artist, completing a degree in Textiles at Goldsmiths College and has a Masters in Art and Design Education from the Institute of Education.

Angeline Aow (PYP Exhibition & Pedagogical Leadership)

Angeline has been a primary school educator since 1999.  She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Teaching (Primary Education) and a Bachelor of Arts (English literature).  Recently Angeline graduated from the Principal’s Training Centre (PTC) for international school leadership.  Her career started in a state school in Sydney, Australia, before working in the IB Asia Pacific region at an IB World school, Nanjing International School, China.  Currently Angeline is the PYP coordinator at Berlin International School, Germany.

Angeline has taught every grade ranging from 5-12 year olds as a classroom teacher and music specialist.  Since April 2007 she has been an IB PYP workshop leader and school visitor.  She has facilitated a variety of workshops including Making the PYP Happen, Collaboration, Assessment, Teaching and Learning, Mathematics and the Written Curriculum in the PYP.

Darren Arbour (PYP Play-based learning)

Darren has over 10 years working within the PYP framework in both Asia-Pacific and Africa, Europe and Middle East regions. Most recently, Darren was the PYP Associate Regional Manager based in Geneva.  

In March 2011, Darren launched this exciting and innovative workshop with the developer, Anne van Dam in Berlin, the first time it had been delivered in Europe. Darren is pleased to offer this workshop once again in the region.

Originally from Canada, Darren's international experience has kept him overseas for the past 17 years, as a student and as an international educator.

Charlottte Gregson (PYP Making it happen)

Charlotte Gregson is an experienced classroom teacher with over 20 years of experience with children from 3 until 11. With a Bachelors honours degree in education she has worked in the USA, Madrid, Spain and Vienna, Austria. Charlotte has been the PYP coordinator at Southbank International school, Hampstead campus for the past eight years.

In the early 1990’s she became involved in part of a curriculum writing group for the International Schools Curriculum Project (ISCP), which later became the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). She has been an IBPYP workshop leader for 5 years, facilitating a variety of topics including An Introduction to the PYP Curriculum Model, Promoting International Mindedness, Teaching and Learning, The Written curriculum, Assessment and Making the PYP Happen.

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Angela Steinmann (PYP Teaching and Learning)

Angela Steinmann has over 27 years experience in education, teaching every grade from early childhood to Year 7. She was also a specialist teacher of ESL and Learning support, before taking on the position of PYP coordinator at Munich International School in 2004.

Originally from Australia, she holds a degree in Linguistics, and is currently finishing her masters of International Education through Bath University. Apart from languages, Angela has a particular interest in cross cultural studies. She has been an IBPYP workshop leader for 8 years, facilitating a variety of topics including Inquiry, International-mindedness, The Written Curriculum, Assessment, Action and Language in the PYP.

Nevine El Souefi (MYP Language B)

Nevine has been working in the educational field for more than 20 years. She has a wide experience in both national and international education in Egypt and the Middle East. She has a master degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and currently is an educational instructor at the Graduate school of Education at the American University in Cairo.

Nevine has taken different roles with the IB education. She has worked as PYP English supervisor, MYP English A & B teacher, curriculum manager and deputy coordinator, as well as a DP English A & B teacher and curriculum manager. She is now working as an MYP curriculum manager and the Development &Training unit leader at an IB world school in Egypt. Nevine is currently an IB workshop leader, consultant and a team member for authorizing schools for the MYP.

Paul Horkan (MYP Heads/Coordinators and Language A)

Paul has been teaching internationally for ten years, including time in Bangladesh and Jordan. He has experience teaching both the IB MYP and IB DP and has been a Language A curriculum coordinator and CAS coordinator in the past. He is now IB MYP Coordinator at Pechersk School International in Ukraine where he oversees the implementation and development of the program.

Paul works with the IB regional team in a number of capacities. He leads workshops for new and experienced practitioners, provides in-school workshops, acts as a consultant to schools prior to authorization and is an authorization visit team leader.

Glen Johnson (MYP Coordination)

Having taught in both paid and volunteer capacities in Japan, China, Guatemala, and Romania, Glen Johnson is the MYP Coordinator at Copenhagen International School where he teaches Mathematics and Design Technology and also runs a creative problem solving competition for teenagers. Glen has been an MYP workshop leader since for new, intermediate and experienced teachers since 2006, as well as conducting a number of school accreditation/ evaluation visits for the IBO. He also has a teaching background in Gifted and Talented Education and has a particular interest in learning styles, how the brain learns and curriculum development.

Magdalena Krzemińska (MYP Language B)

Magdalena has been working as a teacher of English at Paderewski Private Grammar School in Lublin, Poland. She has worked in both MYP and national programs for the last 12 years in Poland. She has been a leader of the English Department and a training leader.

Magdalena graduated from University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, in the English Department and has a master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. From November 2011 to April 2012 she worked as a workshop leader/facilitator in AMF-IB Poland - Romania TLIP Project (Teaching and Learning from an International Perspective) where she facilitated face to face workshops in IB Pedagogy for teachers from Polish schools. She is now an IB workshop leader.

Branka Sreckovic-Minic (MYP Humanities)

Branka is currently an IB DP coordinator, Site-based coordinator for IB online courses and Diploma History teacher. She was MYP coordinator, and has taught MYP Humanities. Beside this, she is Humanities Head of department, Extended essay and Personal project coordinator.

In her roles outside school life, she has been a team leader of IB MYP authorization and evaluation visits, and is an IB MYP workshop leader for Heads of schools / coordinators, as well as Individuals & Societies teachers.

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John Royce (DP Extended Essay)

John trained as a teacher but, during his very first post, was required also to take on responsibility for the school library. Initial reluctance became enthusiasm as he quickly realised that school librarianship is NOT about books and materials, it is all about people, students and teachers and learning. John went on to take professional library qualifications. He regards school librarianship as being a teacher without a timetable, the best of both worlds.

John has worked in schools in Zambia, England, Malawi, Germany and Turkey, and is currently an independent education and library consultant based in England. He has won the IASL International School Librarian of the Year Award and was three times chair of the ECIS Librarians’ Committee, presenting regularly at ECIS Annual Conferences.  His experience with IB schools and professional development spans nearly 30 years.  John leads workshops in extended essay, academic writing practices, academic honesty and for librarians, face-to-face and online.

Jonathan Newell (DP Extended Essay)

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Jonathan was Organ Scholar of University College, Durham, where he took his BA(Hons) in Music, and he holds diplomas in organ playing and choir training from the Royal College of Organists and Trinity College, London. He also holds a Master's degree in Choral Education from the University of Surrey.

In his teaching career, Jonathan has been Director of Music at three schools (in Durham UK, Cairo and Vienna), as well as a teacher/organist post in Norway. However, he has also been active in Higher Education for over ten years as a course leader and lecturer on the foundation and degree courses at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, and as Director of College Music at Brasenose College, Oxford University. He was also a senior examiner on the panel of music examiners for Trinity College London international music examinations for 14 years.

Jonathan has also been the Chief Examiner for Music worldwide for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and continues to lead teacher-training workshops for them around the world, as well as being a facilitator and developer for online workshops. Other IB work includes being a schools exams inspector, a regional field representative (academic) and a session observer (generic) for the IB worldwide.

In Oxford, where he lives, Jonathan is currently IBDP EE Coordinator at EF Academy, and also Organ Tutor at Magdalen College School, and combines these in situ posts with a lively freelance international educational consulting and teacher training portfolio.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Cambridge Society of Musicians, awarded for distinguished services to music and music education in the UK, is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Fatma Hussein (DP Coordination)

I am Egyptian born in Cairo, Egypt. I have a Pre master degree from the Cairo University in French literature and civilisation. I also have a master degree from Picardie Jules Verne University in France in computer sciences.

I have been working with the IB since 2000. I worked in the PYP, MYP and the DP programmes primarily as a computer sciences and technology teacher although I have also worked in areas of interaction (MYP), CAS and DP coordinator.

Since 2006 I have been the DP coordinator at the Oasis International School and am now also the IBCP designated coordinator.

I have been an authorised workshop leader since 2007.

Jacques A. Weber (DP Extended Essay)

Jacques A. Weber is currently the High School Principal at Verdala International School (Malta). Prior to this, he served as an Assistant Principal and IB DP Coordinator at the British International School of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), 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 has taught the following courses: French B and ab initio; Spanish B and ab initio; social and cultural anthropology; and research and writing for the IB DP. He is an IB graduate, having earned the Bilingual IB Diploma in English and Spanish from an international school in Texas.

In addition to his current responsibilities, Jacques is an IB workshop leader (DP Coordinators, Language B, Language ab initio, and Managing the EE), a curriculum consultant for on-line IB courses, and a consultant for new schools starting the authorization process. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Anthropology, a Masters of Education in Administration, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

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Susanna Agostini (DP CAS)

Susanna is an IB Diploma graduate from the UWC of the Adriatic. She has been involved in CAS for many years. After graduating in political sciences and obtaining a Master's degree in mediation, she volunteered in Canada, East Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Slovenia and Italy.

Susanna was appointed as Service and Special Projects Coordinator at the UWC of the Adriatic and founded the college's Volunteer Work Association, Mondo 2000. She has been responsible for the training of high school teachers in Jordan and Israel as part of an educational EU project since 2007. Within the IB world, she has been involved in CAS monitoring and counselling and has led CAS workshops since 2002 - for the IB, Ibicus and IBSCA.

Sue Austin (Diploma Coordination)

Sue was DP coordinator at Sevenoaks School, a major IB independent school in the UK, also teaching French, Italian and TOK there for 10 years, and subsequently DPC at two state schools and a faith-based one in the UK. As a lead educator for the IB she now acts as a consultant for schools applying to become IB world schools, leads site visits for authorizing and evaluating schools and trains and mentors IB educators.

 

 

Rémy Lamon (DP Theory of Knowledge)

After a teaching career in the People's Republic of China and the UK, Rémy is currently IB Coordinator at a candidate school in his native Switzerland. He has created ToK programmes and has a broad range of examining experience. When not involved in ToK, Rémy is also a teacher of IB languages (French, German and Mandarin). In addition to workshops for IBSCA, he has run workshops for IBAEM.

Rémy has participated in two Olympic Games (Athens, 2004 and Torino, 2006) as an interpreter in five different languages and is scheduled for London 2012. He is a keen fencer and is passionate about Chinese history - an area which he is currently studying whilst writing his PhD thesis. He is also a talented musician, playing the oboe in Swiss orchestras and bands and has also taught composition.

Bill Roberts (DP Theory of Knowledge)

Bill studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford and then continued at the university to gain his teaching certification in Mathematics. He has a Masters degree in Guidance and Counselling and a PhD which considers the effect of international schooling on the formation of masculinity.

He has been involved in education for 28 years and has taught Tok for twelve years in combination with Mathematics, firstly in Cairo, Egypt and most recently in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

He has been involved in ToK training and curriculum development since 1999 and works with schools in developing ToK across the curriculum. Alongside this he works for Pamoja Education who provide online courses for the IB as a developer and teacher and also holds a position at Newcastle University as an Associate Researcher with a research interest in gender and education.

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Ingrid Skirrow (Inquiry and the Librarian across the Programmes)

Ingrid has been actively involved in curriculum and workshop developments in the field of international education for many years. She has international school teaching experience from the UK, Canada, Switzerland as well as Austria. During her teaching career, she has held many posts of responsibility in addition to classroom teaching. These include appointment as PYP co-oordinator, and also Head of Year responsibilities in the primary section of Vienna International School.

With a mid-career change she became teacher-librarian and Head of Primary School Library at VIS, gaining a MSc in Information and Library studies at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. She also has a Certificate of Education from Mancheseter University, UK and an M.A in Education from Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Ingrid’s involvement with the IBPYP programmes is extensive. She participated in two curriculum committees for developing Primary Science: was an IB OCC faculty member for many years; and developed, organised and led many IBPYP face-to face workshops for librarians.

More recently Ingrid has been involved in developing and leading the IB continuum online workshop for ‘Inquiry and the Librarian across the Programmes’ as well as giving several F2F workshops on the same theme; and has been regularly called upon by the IB as PYP workshop leader and as PYP school visitor.

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Ilana Pserhof (Language A: Language and Literature)

Ilana whose maternal language is Spanish was born and raised in The Netherlands. She has a

Masters in English Lang & Lit from Leiden University and a Postgraduate Teaching Degree in English and Dutch from Rotterdam University. She has been teaching English and Dutch as a first and second language for 20 years, the last 10 years also teaching IB A2 and A1 courses (HL/SL)  at Pontes Secondary School in Zeeland where she has set up the Bilingual Dept. (Upper Forms) and developed the arts curriculum with her own in-school educational material. She has also been involved in supervising interns. Currently she is Head of the Bilingual and English Dept., teacher of IB English and the arts,  IBDP Coordinator and IB Workshop Leader.


In 2010 Ilana started running workshops when she was asked by The European Platform (Association of Bilingual Schools in The Netherlands) to become Subject Coordinator for IB English teachers. In 2011 she was invited by the IB to become a Workshop Leader and she has been running interactive and practical IB workshops ever since.

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Carolyn Trimming (DP English A: Literature)

Carolyn has been leading workshops for Language A: Literature and the Extended Essay for many years and has a wide knowledge and experience of the IB programmes.

Carolyn holds a degree in German and English from the University of London, a degree in the Arts from the Open University in the UK and is completing her MA in international education at the University of Bath.

Following an early career working in the commercial world for a variety of engineering companies, Carolyn worked as a course tutor for the Open University in the UK. After a family move to Switzerland, she became IB Coordinator and taught English in the MYP and Diploma programmes at the Inter Community School Zurich for 10 years.

She is passionate about the IB and has worked for many years as a teacher and IB Coordinator in an international school environment and in an independent school in the UK.

Carolyn Trimming

Sue Austin (DP Language Ab initio)

Sue was DP coordinator at Sevenoaks School, a major IB independent school in the UK, also teaching French, Italian and TOK there for 10 years, and subsequently DPC at two state schools and a faith-based one in the UK. As a lead educator for the IB she now acts as a consultant for schools applying to become IB world schools, leads site visits for authorizing and evaluating schools and trains and mentors IB educators.

Jacques A. Weber (DP Language B & ab initio)

Jacques A. Weber is currently the High School Principal at Verdala International School (Malta). Prior to this, he served as an Assistant Principal and IB DP Coordinator at the British International School of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), 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 has taught the following courses: French B and ab initio; Spanish B and ab initio; social and cultural anthropology; and research and writing for the IB DP. He is an IB graduate, having earned the Bilingual IB Diploma in English and Spanish from an international school in Texas.

In addition to his current responsibilities, Jacques is an IB workshop leader (DP Coordinators, Language B, Language ab initio, and Managing the EE), a curriculum consultant for on-line IB courses, and a consultant for new schools starting the authorization process. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Anthropology, a Masters of Education in Administration, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

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Holly Eckhardt (DP Latin)

Holly read Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge before completing her PGCE in 1998. Since then she has led the Classics departments at Bolton School (Boys’ Division) and Oakham School, Rutland, where she began to teach Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) in the IB programme. She is currently the Head of Classics at The Manchester Grammar School. She is also writing a commentary on Euripides’ Iphigeneia in Aulis for the CUP. As well as leading workshops for Classical Languages, she manages the Classical Languages Forum on the OCC.

 

Rémy Lamon (DP Mandarin ab initio)

After a teaching career in the People's Republic of China and Switzerland, Rémy was Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Wellington College, where he taught French, German, Mandarin and ToK within the IB. He is currently IBDP Coordinator at a candidate school in his native Switzerland. He has participated in two Olympic Games (Athens, 2004 and Torino, 2006) as an interpreter in five different languages! He is a keen fencer and is passionate about Chinese history - an area which he is currently studying whilst writing his PhD thesis. He is also a talented musician, playing the oboe in Swiss orchestras and bands and has also taught composition.

Laura Swash (DP Psychology)

Laura has a PhD in Sociology, in the field of adolescent mental health,  a PGCE from the University of London and a Cert.Ed in Education Management.  She has been teaching in the MYP and IB Diploma programmes for twenty years, and teaching IB Diploma Psychology for fifteen years.  She is an online Psychology teacher and assistant head of Psychology for Pamoja Education, and IB examiner.  Laura also writes online educational materials and enjoys creating resources that enable students and teachers to build on their face-to-face classroom experience.  Prior to this, Laura was Secondary Head, MYP coordinator and Psychology teacher at an international school in Portugal. She has taught in the UK, Thailand, USA, Egypt, Tanzania and Portugal

Marta Bobiatynska (DPGeography)

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Dr Marta Bobiatynska is the Chair of Management Board and Head of IB Continuum at ESCA - Bishkek International School (IB World School, DP), located in Kyrgyzstan. Prior to that shehas taught IB Geography since 2004 at the IB schools in Poland and Netherlands, where she was also a CAS Coordinator. Most recently she has worked as the Principal of the IB PYP/IGCSE school in Russia. 

Marta is a certified IBDP workshop leader, 5 year school review and CAS evaluation report reader. She is highly experienced in assessment of DP Geography, both written exams and internal assessment.

Marta holds both Masters and Doctoral in the Earth Sciences from the University of Warsaw. During her Doctoral studies she was involved in the promotion of the IB Diploma Programme recognition by the Polish universities. In 2010 she participated in the Fulbright Commission’s and US Department of State The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program at the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. For a brief moment she also worked as the Research Assistant at the Educational Research Institute of the Polish Ministry of Education.

John Cannings (DP Geography)

John has taught IB Diploma Geography at both Higher and Standard Level for the last 16 years at the Inter Community School in Zurich. In addition to this, he has been a CAS Coordinator and IB Diploma Coordinator and taught ToK. He has taught Geography in Australia, the UK and in Switzerland. Since 2005 he has been a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is a Chartered Geographer. He has organized seminars for IB Geography teachers within Switzerland.

John has been a workshop leader for the IB in both Geography and CAS. He has led workshops at categories 1, 2 and 3 in Europe, the Middle East and the US. From 2005 to 2007 he was involved in the curriculum review for CAS and has been currently engaged by the IB to co author a book on CAS projects.

Sarah Dayal (DP Psychology)

Sarah Dayal has a Masters in Psychology with a Bachelors in Education.  She has more than 25 years of teaching experience. 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. It is with pride in her students that she claims to have achieved above world average results throughout her teaching career. She contributed towards the development of Online Psychology SL as a subject matter expert in 2010.

Sarah has conducted IB Psychology workshops throughout the IBAEM region. 

Sarah enjoys every aspect of Psychology and calls it a ‘cerebral love affair’ where she has still so much to learn! Along with the academic aspect of Psychology, she is involved with ‘Psychology in Action’, where she puts the principles of the study of behaviour into practical and professional aspects of life with a focus on Positive Psychology.  She conducts training programs and personal effectiveness workshops for professionals. She freelances as a Counsellor on reference basis and has had a counseling program on an Asian television program called ‘Ask Sarah’.

John Fern (DP History)

John is currently Deputy Head and IB Coordinator at King Edward's School, Birmingham. He was IB Coordinator at Fettes College for four years and Head of History at Oakham School before that. He has been a workshop leader in History for the IB, Ibicus and IBSCA for four years.

Stephen Holroyd (DP Economics)

Stephen has taught at Malvern College since 1990 and been Head of Economics, Politics and Business since 2001. He has taught IB Economics, at higher and standard level, in parallel with ‘A’ levels since 1992 and has examined at both standard and higher level. 

For many years Stephen taught on the OSC Easter revision courses and is the author of the OSC HL and SL revision guides (currently being revised for the 2011 syllabus).

Stephen is also an ISI School Inspector and a school governor.

Gareth Rees (DP Economics)

Gareth taught IB Economics at Atlantic College in Wales for 26 years following ten years of university lecturing. He retired in 2009 after ten years as university guidance and IB Co-ordinator and seven as Vice Principal. 

He has led Economics workshops for nearly twenty years, and also IB Co-ordination and University Guidance workshops for the last three years. When Development was introduced as a compulsory part of the Economics syllabus, with Charles Smith he wrote Development Economics, Macmillan, 1998. Recently he has been working on curriculum development, on the World Studies Extended Essay and the proposed new Global Politics course at Higher and Standard Level. He is also an IB Diploma Authorisation Team Leader.

Barbara Stefanics (DP ITGS)

Barbara 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 actively engaged in ITGS through teaching ITGS, ITGS curriculum development and assessment, leading face-to-face and online workshops, frequent contributions to the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC) and IB DP Consultancy. She also initiated the development of several online resources, ITGSopedia and ITGSopedia Facebook groups to support students and teachers.

Barbara was Head of ICT at Vienna International School for over 25 years and continues to maintain her primary interest in professional development. In addition to ITGS, her main focus is the integration of ICT across all IB programmes, social learning/ Web 2.0 and mobile technologies in the IB Classroom. 

Richard Scarr (DP Biology)

Richard Scarr studied Biology at King’s College, London and has a PGCE from Keele University. He has over 30 years of experience in international education and is presently at Campion School Athens where he teaches IB Biology. He is also an examiner, team leader, moderator and content developer for IB professional development.

Richard is an experienced workshop leader and particularly enjoys tackling the intricacies of IA and examination technique. He is in the process of developing a website on approaches to the teaching of Biology.

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Gayethree Bojnauth (DP Biology)

Gayethree has been teaching biology at IGCSE and IBDP level for the past seventeen years. She has been associated with the IBO as workshop leader, CAS moderator and Self-Study Reader.

She is presently the head of science at Le Bocage international School.

Gayethree Bojnauth - Head of Science

Ashling Phillips (DP Sports Exercise and Health Science & Biology)

My name is Ashling Phillips, I graduated from The University of Birmingham with a BSc honors in Sport and Exercise science, during my time at university I was a very keen sports woman, playing football for the university first team (progressing to team captain) as well as for Wolverhampton Wanders ladies first team.

After graduating I then completed a PGCE in secondary science at the University of Manchester and took up my first teaching position at the CTC Kingshurst in Birmingham. During my time at the CTC I enjoyed 12 years of teaching IB SL & HL Biology; the college then became part of the initial pilot for IB SEHS and I was awarded the responsibility of setting up and implementing the practical and theory based schemes of work for the course. I taught the IB SEHS course with my colleague John Bowers up until I left the CTC in December 2012.

After leaving teaching I am now focusing on working with the IB as a workshop leader for both Biology and SEHS and offer consultation services to schools focusing on the IB courses I teach.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling with my family and still have a keen interest in sport, mainly as a spectator these days!

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Dave Allen (DP Chemistry)

Dave taught IB Chemistry at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore for eight years from August 2000 – July 2008. At IB level he also taught TOK and the school based syllabus Science and Technology in Society (STS).

He has run numerous face to face workshops in Asia and Europe. He has also run a number of online workshops aimed specifically at ‘Internal Assessment’, ‘Teaching IB Chemistry [old syllabus]’ and ‘Teaching the New Syllabus (Category 2)’.

Dave repatriated in August 2008 and now works at Canford School in Dorset where he teaches Chemistry and is in charge of the Community Service and PSME. He is also a tutor in one of the schools boarding houses and second in charge of the Chemistry department.

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John Chilton (DP Physics)

John is a Chartered Physicist who has been teaching Physics, Mathematics and ICT for over 30 years. He has a PhD from Imperial College, London in condensed matter physics and worked for 10 years as a Research Physicist before moving into full-time teaching.

John has been an Associate Lecturer at the Open University for 25 years, teaching various Physics and Astronomy courses and is presently Head of Physics and Science at Oakham School, Rutland.

He has been a Worksop Leader for almost a decade and runs Revision Courses for Oxford Study Courses.

Chris Hall (DP Biology)

Chris teaches IB Higher and Standard Level Biology 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 IBDP for about 15 years. 

Beyond the IB, Chris is also an ISI Schools Inspector and is one of those called upon to inspect schools that offer the IB Diploma Programme.

Joe Hamkari (DP Biology)

Joe has extensive experience of teaching around the world. 

As well as teaching, Joe has been involved in IB revision courses for OSC for many years and in leading IB teacher workshops since 2004 at all levels, including workshops to introduce the current subject guide in 2007.

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.

Nick Lee (DP Chemistry)

Nick has worked with the IB Diploma as a Chemistry and ToK teacher since 1976 when it was introduced at the United World College of S E Asia in Singapore. Nick was one of the team involved in the 1996 revision of the Chemistry Guide when the present structure of Core and Options was introduced. Over the years he has led many workshops for the IB - for Administrators, Coordinators and for Experienced and New Chemistry teachers.

Nick now works half-time for the IB and IBSCA as University Liaison Officer, and spends the other half as an independent educational consultant, which naturally includes running even more workshops!

Erin Preece (DP Sports, Exercise & Health Science)

Erin teaches IB Standard Level Sports, Exercise & Health Science at Malvern College, an independent boarding school in Worcestershire, UK where she is a teacher of Physical Education.

Erin has been IB SEHS course leader since its inception and has gained valuable experience through working with colleague Chris Hall who has a broad range of IB experience and is also Head of Science at Malvern College.

Erin and Chris jointly delivered the first SEHS workshop in Africa, Europe & the Middle East.

 

Tim Garry (DP Mathematics HL)

Tim Garry has been teaching secondary school mathematics since 1984, has been Head of Mathematics at three international schools, and has taught IB Maths HL and SL since 1994. Tim has delivered numerous workshops for mathematics teachers during the past 20 years.  With another highly experienced IB maths teacher, Tim is a co-author of two successful textbooks for IB Maths HL and IB Maths SL.  Currently, Tim is Head of Mathematics at the International School of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Jane Forrest (DP Mathematical Studies SL)

For nine years, Jane was Deputy Head and IB Diploma Coordinator at Rotterdam International Secondary Schoo. Now she is Head of school. As well as teaching Mathematics at all three levels of the IBDP, Jane has also taught ToK. She has been involved in the last two curriculum reviews and is 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 and the IB Prepared Mathematical Studies SL revision book.

Anton Guertchev (DP Mathematics HL/SL)

Anton has taught all levels of IB Mathematics since 1990. Most of his teaching has been at the UWC of the Adriatic in Duino, but he also spent three years teaching at UWCSEA in Singapore. For the last 14 years he has also taught ToK.

Anton has led IB workshops for teachers of Mathematics HL in Europe, Africa and New Zealand.

Esther Ndirangu (DP Mathematics SL)

Esther has taught IBDP mathematics at three levels: HL, SL and Studies. She was DP coordinator until transferring to the position of Professional Development Coordinator at the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi. She has led workshops on Mathematics SL and Implementing the DP.

Richard Harvey (DP Film)

Richard has been a teacher of Media, Film, English and Drama fir more than 30 years. He was fully involved in the development of IB Film through the pilot stages. He is also an Associate Tutor of the bfi. Richard 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. He has written and edited several textbooks and study guides for GCSE and A Level Media and Film Studies.

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 and the UK. Most recently he has also returned to acting appearances in UK television series Casualty, Down to Earth, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Doc Martin.

Heather McReynolds (DP Visual Arts)

Heather McReynolds has been leading workshops in Visual Arts since 2007, training over 80 IB art teachers each year. She is the author of the Visual Arts chapter, A Practical Guide to the IB Diploma, Cambridge University Press, 2012and the highly rated Visual Arts InThinking subject site.

Heather taught IB art at the International School of Florence for 15 years; and now consults in many International schools. She has a Masters in Fine Art from Central St Martins, London, a Diploma di Pittura from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Italy, and a BA in Fine Art from Smith College, Mass. 

Although originally from the USA, Heather lives near Pisa, Italy, where she and her husband run an artist's studio center ( La Vigna Art Studios.com) offering workshops, courses and residencies for artists and students, including the Oxford Study Courses IB Art summer course. 

 Heather McReynolds

Jonathan Newell (DP Music)

Jonny Newell

Jonathan was Organ Scholar of University College, Durham, where he took his BA(Hons) in Music, and he holds diplomas in organ playing and choir training from the Royal College of Organists and Trinity College, London. He also holds a Master's degree in Choral Education from the University of Surrey.

In his teaching career, Jonathan has been Director of Music at three schools (in Durham UK, Cairo and Vienna), as well as a teacher/organist post in Norway. However, he has also been active in Higher Education for over ten years as a course leader and lecturer on the foundation and degree courses at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, and as Director of College Music at Brasenose College, Oxford University. He was also a senior examiner on the panel of music examiners for Trinity College London international music examinations for 14 years.

Jonathan has also been the Chief Examiner for Music worldwide for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and continues to lead teacher-training workshops for them around the world, as well as being a facilitator and developer for online workshops. Other IB work includes being a schools exams inspector, a regional field representative (academic) and a session observer (generic) for the IB worldwide.

In Oxford, where he lives, Jonathan is currently IBDP EE Coordinator at EF Academy, and also Organ Tutor at Magdalen College School, and combines these in situ posts with a lively freelance international educational consulting and teacher training portfolio.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Cambridge Society of Musicians, awarded for distinguished services to music and music education in the UK, is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.