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#oneword 2020

I looked back and it has been six months since I wrote my last blog. I have missed blogging but found there was little time or head space to create as I have been working to balance both my personal… Continue Reading →

Finding the Right Message

This last 2 weeks have been full of graduations, promotion ceremonies and awards. It is the end of the year after all! As leaders we are often called upon to give graduation addresses and opening and closing remarks. I am… Continue Reading →

The value of the Exit Interview

At the moment we have about 20 teachers leaving CISB for a variety of reasons both personal and professional. Some who have been here for many years, some only for a few, some with families or as a couple or… Continue Reading →


Pictures are credited to Dyan Bernardo and Clare Campbell our amazing PreK teachers. Our PreK and grade 1 students have been studying lifecycles and seeing the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. They are so intrigued, curious and filled with wonder… Continue Reading →

It is not work if you love it!

I am blessed to work with two brilliant and talented PYP coordinators Joey Creelman and Rebecca Doige. They have supported my journey over the last 2 years in learning and living the PYP program at CISB. This week I had… Continue Reading →

Thanks Moms!

I have always been surrounded by strong women in my life. My grandmothers, my mom, my mother in law, sisters in law, and some AMAZINGLY fierce, determined and resilient friends. As a child I spent a great deal of time… Continue Reading →

What drives your leadership?

I finally finished the book This is Day One by Drew Dudley. It took me quite a while because I wanted to work through the exercises that he provided in the book and really focus in on my values and… Continue Reading →

Passengers on the Journey

Living and working internationally is a bit like an extended holiday. You go to one place unpack for a while, book some tours, explore and reach out to others who are there with you. Sometimes you find yourself meeting new… Continue Reading →

Brene Brown meets Drew Dudley

This weekend I watched the Brene Brown’s Netflix special A Call to Courage TWICE! I found it inspirational and very much aligned with what I try and live as a leader. So many things from the special resonated with me!… Continue Reading →


Yesterday was such an AMAZING experience for the organizing committee and the participants. #EdCamp Beijing went EXACTLY as we had intended! I was the only person on the entire organizing committee that had ever attended or organized such an event…. Continue Reading →

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