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.
Vice-Principal / PYP Coordinator
Asmita holds a Master of Philosophy in Education, a Master of Science in Chemistry, and a Bachelors of Science from different universities in India. She completed her degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn Foster University in the US and obtained a certificate in Early Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Having been an educator for more than 13 years internationally, she believes that each child is unique and develops at his/her own pace. She strives to provide cultural, linguistic, and developmental learning experiences to empower children and encourages them to take ownership of their learning. She feels that a safe and healthy environment is crucial to a child’s physical, cognitive, and creative growth. Some of her hobbies include exploring different countries and cultures, music and dance. She looks forward to continued collaboration with teachers, students and parents at EtonHouse Newton and hopes that it will be a wholesome, rewarding and fun filled learning experience for everyone involved.