Doctora en Educación. Master’s in International and Overseas Teaching and Administration (IOTA). Profesora Adjunta en el Máster en Educación Internacional y Bilingüismo (MEIB), y el Máster del Experto en Educación Internacional. International Baccalaureate Educator, Workshop and Visiting Team Leader. Colaboradora del Council of International Schools.

CARRERA PROFESIONAL

Doctor en Educación (2015) por la Universidad de Camilo José Cela (UCJC), especialista en desarrollo del currículo internacional (PEP).

Inició su trayectoria docente y administrativa en International College Spain (ICS) como profesora de primaria e infantil en 1985 logrando ser coordinadora infantil, coordinadora del PEP, y subdirectora de primaria. Lideró las acreditaciones de ICS con el New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Council of International Schools (CIS), y la autorización del PEP (Programa de la Escuela Primaria) del International Baccalaureate Organization. Consiguió ser tallerista para el IB y evaluadora tanto del IB como CIS. En 2007 dejó ICS para apoyar a SEK en el proceso de acreditación de PEP en sus seis centros en España. Durante este tiempo, apoyó al UCJC lograr ser centro de talleres del IB y poner en marcha los certificados de educadores IB. En 2012, enseñó Metodología y Didáctica en los primeros grupos del MEIB y el Experto en UCJC.

Ha participado en investigaciones sobre: Criteria-Based Evaluation. CIS Focus Group (oct.2014); New Design Services, International Baccalaureate Global Schools Services division (oct. 2013-oct. 2014); Additional Language Teaching and Learning in IBPYP Schools con el Global Educational Research Consortium of University Professors (California State University San Marcos, University of Hong Kong, Murdoch University) (oct 2012-junio 2013); Action Research: Passion for Learning and Learning Lab IESEK (2010-2012)

Ha liderado o participado como miembro de equipos de visitas en más de 20 autorizaciones IB o acreditaciones CIS en colegios por todo el mundo.

Ha formado docentes como tallerista en más de 30 talleres del IB desde 1999 hasta la actualidad por todo el mundo.

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA

  • Doctor of Educational Science. Thesis: Analysis and Feasibility of Primary Years Programme Implementation. Madrid. Nov. 2012-March 2015. Cum Laude.
  • Master of Education. International and Overseas Teaching and Administration. Trenton State College (TSC). Trenton, NJ. GPA: 4.00 Aug. 1988 Suma Cum Laude.
  • Bachelor of Arts. Spanish. Certified 7-12. Iowa State University (ISU) Ames, IA. GPA: 3.84 Dec. 1984. Cum Laude.
  • Bachelor of Science. Elementary Ed. Certified K-8. (ISU) Ames, IA. GPA: 3.99 Cum Laude.
  • Minors: General Science. Certified 7-12. Chemistry. Certified 7-12.
  • State of Iowa Teacher’s Certificate K-8, 7-12. Professional. 1985-1994.
  • State of Iowa Teacher’s License K-8, 7-12. Professional. 1994.
  • Doctorado en la implementación del currículo PYP IB. Universidad Camilo José Cela.
  • Master en International and Overseas Teaching and Administration, Trenton State College, New Jersey.
  • Bachelors en Español K-12 y Educación Primaria, con certificación en Química y Ciencias Generales, Iowa State University, Iowa
  • Certificada como Formadora y Líder de Visitas IB; Colaboradora con CIS como Acreditadora de programas escolares

EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL

  • 2018presentCurriculum Planning Team ConsultantVIPKID
    • Online support in course design, implementation, and assessment of multiple online English language learning programs. Curriculum revision and integration of standards.Audit development and implementation.
  • 20172018Senior Teaching and Learning CoordinatorVIPKID
    • Beijing based support in course design for multiple online English language learning programs. Curriculum revision and integration of standards.
  • 2015-2016Senior Curriculum Coordinator. The Qatar Foundation
    • Doha based support for PYP implementation in all schools and best practice in the MYP/DP
    • Curriculum revision and Integration Infants-Grade 12; Support the Foundation as an Official IBO PD provider
  • 2014-2015Curriculum Development and Training consultant Multilingual Schools Foundation
    • Support the start-up of three government funded schools in Equatorial Guinea and one start-up school in Cape Verde; support the implementation of the PYP in the Madeira Multilingual School
  • 2000-present Authorization/Evaluation Visiting Team Member/ Leader (IBO)
    • Served on teams as leader and member to evaluate preparation of schools in the implementation of the PYP at all levels (candidate, authorization and evaluation)
  • 1995-present Visiting Team Member/ Co-leader (CIS/NEASC)
    • Collaboration on new protocol; Experience with 6th, 7th and 8th Editions; Served NEASC/CIS/IBO teams; Oversaw CIS process in SEK Ciudalcampo and SEK Catalunya
    • Led several stages of the evaluation process at ICS over 20 years
  • 2013-2014 New Design Services Team MemberIB Global Schools’ Services
    • Collaboratively develop the design of 3 tier service to Groups of Schools, develop resources supporting one tier, pilot use of resources with volunteers
  • 2007-2013 Coordinadora de Programas Internacionales Institución Educativa SEK
    • Implement the PYP in 6 schools; Support best practice in the MYP/DP; Curriculum Integration
    • Infants-Grade 12 (Passion for Learning Project); Guide Language Project; Oversee CIS process; Student teaching liaise for UMM taking;Develop SEK as an Official IBO PD provider (Spanish); Supervise implementation of the IB Teacher Certificate at UCJC

PRODUCCIÓN CIENTÍFICA

Perceived difficulties between early years and primary teachers in International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme implementation, 1 de ago. de 2018. Journal of Research in International Education, SAGE Publications

Enseñanza de Lenguas Adicionales Mediante Indagación en Colegios Internacionales con el Programa de Escuela Primaria, feb. de 2018. Porta Linguarum an International and Interuniversity Journal of Foreign Language Didactics

Leaders’ underestimation, overestimation or alignment: Perspectives in program implementation, ago. de 2017. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

More than a second language: Leadership structure and pedagogic strategies in an Australian International Baccalaureate PYP additional language program. 1 de dic. de 2016. Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research. Volume 5

Additional language teaching and learning in the IB PYP Schools, 3 jul. 2013. International Baccalaureate Organization

Presentations

ANALYSIS AND FEASIBILITY OF PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION, 8 de jul. de 2015. EDULEARN15 Proceedings

IMPLICATIONS OF ‘THE TALE OF TWO BRAINS’ 7 de mayo de 2015. American Space Madrid, International Institute

“Global research engagement: A Case study” 2 de mar. de 2015. INTED 2015 Congress

Social Emotional Intelligence. nov. de 2012. IBAEM Regional Conference

PRemios

  • Cum Laude. Doctorado, UCJC. 2015
  • Suma Cum Laude: Masters IOTA, Trenton State College. 1988
  • Cum Laude. Bachelor of Arts, Iowa State University. 1985
  • Magna Cum Laude. Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University. 1985
  • High Scholarship Student Award. Iowa State University. Class of 1985.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievement. 1984-1985.
  • Louise Simmons Scholarship. 1984
  • NEA Educators Scholarship. Alpha Delta Chapter. 1984.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievement. 1983-1984.