Teachers

Edward Wyn Jones is from Wales, UK and has been an educator for 26 years. He was previously a Head teacher in Wales, UK for 13 years. Edward has a strong passion for developing future leaders and values the EtonHouse bilingual approach. He shares our vision that there are many ways of looking at the world in one school. He’s looking forward to developing the creative arts at EtonHouse Broadrick. To bring even more music, colour and joy here, and to work with the whole community to move the school forward for the next 25 years of its development.

Mr Peter Dart is a dedicated and experienced educator from Australia. His career in education has included 13 years in Australia and Hong Kong in public and private education systems in Primary and High schools. He has also been a part of teams which provided consultation on international schooling. He received a Bachelor’s of Learning Management from Australia and has been a Homeroom Teacher, Head of Department, Head of Technology and Assistant Head of PYP throughout his career. He is currently completing his Master’s in Education through the University of Melbourne.

Mr. Dart endeavors to provide learners with the opportunity to follow their interests and inquire into the world around them. He understands that this involves the acquisition of many different skills and, most importantly, the ability to collaborate and learn from others around them. He hopes to pass on this enthusiasm to learners and teachers in his network.

His passion for learning also includes a keen interest in technologies and how they are changing learning and the world around us. He has received certification in many platforms and programs including; Google, Apple, See Saw, Microsoft, and many more. He’s very excited to be working in Singapore education which seeks to advance educational technology and learning.

Cynthia Yao Qi graduated from James Cook University Singapore with a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education in 2019. Through her university internships, Cynthia has experiences with children aged from two to eight years old at both local and international schools. She focuses on learning about the early childhood curricula and pedagogy, and particularly enjoys integrating digital technologies into classrooms.

Cynthia joined EtonHouse after graduation from James Cook University Singapore in 2019. She started working with the preschool team at EtonHouse Broadrick as a bilingual class teaching assistant for Year 1 students. 

Cynthia brings patience and joy to the classroom. She is very passionate about helping children learn and grow and is skilled in supporting children’s inquiries using multimodal language acquisition in both English and Mandarin. Cynthia strongly believes that each child is unique and she advocates for a student centered approach to learning where children are agents of their own learning. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys dancing and roller skating in her neighbourhood.

Nadia is an experienced Teaching Assistant who has been with EtonHouse International School since September 2002 and has worked with children in N1-Y1. She holds a Diploma in Pre-school Education (Teaching). She has also previously conducted Holiday Programmes for children in her year level.

Nadia has a passion for languages and the Performing Arts especially dance. These were evident in her 2008 musical video production ‘A Dream Within A Dream’ which was based on the PYP Units Of Inquiry and in celebration of cultural diversity. She has also helped in the choreographies of other school productions and actively participated in many different cultural dances for school assemblies and events.

Katie is an Early Years Specialist with over 17 years of International teaching experience in places such as Hong Kong, the USA and the UAE. Originally from the UK, Katie got her Bachelor’s degree in Drama which has proven itself a wonderful asset in the early years classroom. She qualified with a PGDE specializing in Early Years education and went on to get an MA in International Educational Leadership and Change Management. Katie has held a variety of teaching and leadership roles in schools offering many different approaches over the years but simply loves being in the classroom learning alongside the children. One of Katie’s passions is curriculum and instruction and over the last year she has been embarking on a ‘Concept Based Curriculum and Instruction’ course to become a licensed trainer and consultant. 

Katie looks forward to meeting your children and working in partnership with you to provide the best experience for your child to continue to thrive. 

Niu Lei joined EtonHouse International School as a Mandarin teacher in 2011. She holds the Teacher’s Qualification Certificate on Chinese Language which is awarded by Chinese Ministry of Education. She is experienced in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language and native language to students from K1 to Y4. Before that, she taught at Golden Future Preschool Education Center in Beijing for three years. She is a caring teacher who believes that respecting children is respecting herself.

Niu Lei holds the degree of preschool art education from Beijing Institute of Education and the degree of music education from Xinyang Normal University. She teaches Guzheng at EtonHouse as well.

Swati holds a Bachelor of Science degree and certification in Nursery teaching from India. She is currently pursuing a Graduate certificate in International Education from Melbourne University.  Ms Swati has been teaching for fourteen years, starting in various parts of India and then moving to Singapore in 2014, working with children from Early years to Primary. She has a passion for reading, writing and developing literacy skills in young children.

Ms Swati believes that “it is important for educators to empower students with the skills to become confident, independent, curious and responsible for their learning. It is important to create a safe and warm environment, where each child will feel confident to explore, with play as an active part in their learning.” In her words, “As a teacher I believe that all teaching and learning approaches should support children to develop responsibility for their own learning and provide opportunities for lifelong learning. So active learning is embedded in my daily practice, where I encourage my students to work collaboratively with their peers.”

Vinita, a Singaporean of Indian descent, comes with immense teaching experience and calls EtonHouse Broadrick her second home. She became a part of the EH community in 1997 for a year and continued since 2000 as an Early Years Educator. Ms. Vinita has worked in all Preschool year levels over the last 21 years. She plays an important role in nurturing students and building a strong foundation while ensuring they are able to grow in a safe learning environment. She builds a positive relationship with students and partnership with families.

Ms. Vinita along with her class teacher role has also previously held the portfolio of the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) supervisor and Kindergarten One coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Degree in Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education -Teaching and a Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education -Leadership.

For her continuous dedication, Ms. Vinita was sent on a study trip to Reggio Emilia in 2017, where she learned about the rights of children, the theories and the organisations.

Ms Tan Gwek Beng has been working at EtonHouse since 2002. She has been a Teaching Assistant to classes ranging from Nursery 1 to Year 1. Prior to joining EtonHouse, Ms Tan was with Singtel for 18 years. Having two young children of her own at that time, Ms Tan saw the importance of spending time together with them so she left her full time job.

Ms Tan joined EtonHouse as a part time teaching assistant and moved to a full time position when her children grew older. Ms Tan enjoys working with young children, helping them to settle well in class and listening to their needs. She works closely with the homeroom teacher to deliver their daily lessons, assisting her passionately. Seeing the children enjoy their daily learning gives her a great sense of achievement. Her motivation at work is to see children enjoying themselves at school and going home with a big smile.

Jessica Mascaro is from the United States of America. She began her career in education in 2009 teaching English Acquisition and is excited about transitioning into a homeroom position. Jessica is daily inspired by young children and their curiosity to explore the world around them. She strongly believes that children learn best when they feel like they belong. Therefore, creating an inclusive environment for all children where they feel safe and respected is a priority in her classroom.

Jessica’s research interests include literacy, motivation and agency. She has been a contributing author to two books on these subjects, as well as a speaker at the International Conference hosted by SEAMEO RELC.

Ms Jessica holds a Master’s of Education with an emphasis in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); Teaching License for Elementary K-6 and TESOL; and a Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) with a Young Learners Extension. For her undergraduate degree, Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Communication and a minor in Anthropology.

Making a difference in a child’s life has driven Nur Nadzirah to be in the education scene for over six years. With her bubbly personality, it’s no wonder she is able to illuminate her students with a myriad of activities to keep them hungry for more. She has come across students from all walks of life which enable her to mould and cultivate them in their own element. 

Nur Nadzirah’s passion in bringing education to life was the core of her clenching her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. She completed her training from Singapore Polytechnic on Supporting the Development of Children 7 – 14 years. On top of that, she has undergone training in Development, Interacting and Working with Students with Learning Disabilities from Rainbow Centre which allows her to enhance her skill set. 

Nur Nadzirah believes that one should possess enthusiasm and empathy when shaping young minds to become leaders of tomorrow. She strongly feels that education should not be limited to just in a classroom, but rather in a broader spectrum. A teacher is like a role model and second home where students feel they belong.

Wang Mingyue is an experienced teacher with a Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese as an International Language from JINan University and a Diploma in Pre-school Education.

She has also been awarded the internationally recognized Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from the Confucius Institute of China.

Ms Wang has been with EtonHouse International School since August 2014, as a Chinese teacher and has taught mainstream Mandarin classes from N2 to Y5 and Bilingual class for preschool classes. Before that, she has worked as a kindergarten teacher and Early Learning Institution teaching Director in Beijing China.

She believes in and greatly respects the diversity, strengths and different learning styles of every child in the class. She believes children learn best through play, curiosity and her practices are strongly based on the inquiry approach. She loves to engage children in interactive experiences and give them the space and time to explore, discover and wonder independently.  Outside the classroom Mingyue loves to travel, hike, dance and spend time volunteering.