Renee embarked on her educational journey 15 years ago as a Preschool Teacher in Singapore. She had the privilege to grow and journey through the different roles in EtonHouse group as a Teacher, Principal and Senior Curriculum Manager. Renee shares a strong passion for curriculum leadership and has since decided to succeed in the role of the Principal of EtonHouse Newton. She advocates for a strong pedagogy in cultivating children’s curiosity through inquiry and meaning-making to empower them to be life-long learners.
Renee believes that the purpose and existence of a school are to enact the stories of a community it brings together. A school is a living community of individuals who comes together in a shared venture of learning and development. As a leader of the school, she believes that trusting and reciprocal relationships between children, teachers and families are essential to building the culture of a school. She values family and community partnerships as paramount to providing the best learning experiences and resources for children.
With the same belief she upholds of children as competent individuals with rich life experiences and perspectives, she sees Teachers in the same light and acknowledges the importance of embracing collaborative leadership in her day-to-day work alongside teachers to create and sustain a rich learning environment for children.
Monika attended the University of Nottingham in England, graduating in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy. Monika went on to study Psychology achieving a BSC (Hons) with Distinction and then completed the PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Monika moved to teaching in international education in 2017 when she relocated to Singapore. Monika has facilitated the learning of children from 18 months to 6 years old. She joined EtonHouse Newton in January 2020 taking the role as Kindergarten 2 core teacher. In February 2021 Monika and her husband were delighted to become parents to twin girls, Elizabeth and Isabelle. In January 2022 Monika took the responsibility of K2 Year Level Coordinator in conjunction with her core teaching position.