After 19 wonderful years teaching in Early Years I am excited to begin a new challenge as Early Years PYP Coordinator. My experiences within the PYP in Switzerland, Thailand, Laos, Australia and Dubai have shown that whilst it varies according to each cultural context, it consistently evolves as an authentic, purposeful, child centred and global approach to education. I hold a Bachelor of Education in Early Years and in 2018 I completed a Masters in Educational Leadership, believing strongly in keeping up to date with educational research. My two sons attend SISD in the Early Years – Elouan in KG1 and Emmanuel in Pre K and they are both very happy here. As an educator, I love to listen to children’s theories and value their thinking – both as individuals and as a community. This year I look forward to working with children, teachers, parents and the leadership team to further create a vibrant, effective and enjoyable environment in which each of our EY students can grow.