Teachers

Chris has been an educator for over 14 years, and holds a Masters in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University. Born and raised in the Northwest of England, Chris spent most of his formative years in that area before attending Gordonstoun School in Scotland as a scholarship student. During his time as a Duke of Edinburgh Gold participant, Chris had his first teaching experience in Tanzania, teaching English to local school children.

Upon completing his mathematics teacher training, Chris worked in schools in the Manchester area, initially teaching mathematics to students aged 11 to 18, and later holding the positions of faculty team leader and vice principal at a charter school focused on STEM education. In his first international role, Chris was appointed as Director of Teaching and Learning at St. Andrews International School in the Bahamas, where he was first introduced to the IB Diploma programme. During his time at St. Andrews International School, he taught IB diploma mathematics at the standard level and higher level.  Chris moved on to become a curriculum coordinator at an IB World School in California, also ensuring to bring the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award with him, to come full circle.  

Chris is currently a member of accreditation teams for both WASC and NEASC. Chris came to Singapore with his wife who is an elementary teacher.

Greg is an experienced and internationally minded educator who has taught in Canada, Germany, China and for the past 8 years in Singapore.

Joining the EtonHouse Education Group in 2011, Greg has both taught and developed school curriculum in the PYP as a classroom teacher of Year 2, 3, 5 and 6.  He has held various leadership roles such as Science Coordinator, Lead-teacher for Years 5 and 6 and Academic Board member for overall school development. Greg is also an experienced Middle School teacher, basketball coach and martial arts instructor.  He is also very passionate about sharing his love of the outdoors and outdoor activity with students.  He has been instrumental in developing overseas camps for Primary and Middle school students, implementing and delivering Outdoor Education programmes and teaching about environmental sustainability within the EtonHouse group. Greg believes that “To foster well-rounded, internationally-minded students, educators must create an inclusive, challenging and engaging environment that promotes both independent and collaborative learning.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours) from Lake Head University, a Bachelor of Arts (major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy) from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Law and Security Administration from Conestoga College of Arts and Technology.

A graduate Environmental Scientist, Sylvie has taught in schools in the United Kingdom, Zambia, Spain, China, Thailand and now Singapore. She has used her skills to help schools develop and grow, especially in the implementation of the IB Diploma programme. Her hobbies include travel, cooking and renovating her home in Spain.

Learn more about Sylvie in this exclusive interview with her.

John is an experienced English teacher who holds a BA in English Literature from Lancaster University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Manchester. He has several years’ experience in teaching the IGCSE to secondary students from a range of backgrounds. He has lived in Singapore since 2015 and was previously the Head of Special Educational Needs at the British Council. His passions in education are debate and critical thinking – internationally, he has delivered seminars on the application of critical thinking in the classroom to teachers in Myanmar and Jordan. Outside of the classroom, his passions are boxing and rugby league (he’s an avid follower of the UK side the Warrington Wolves).

Christopher is an experienced contemporary percussionist and music educator from Boston Massachusetts (U.S.A.) He is also an alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and former member of the United States Army Band. He has been active in the global music community for over 12 years as a performer, clinician, group and private instructor. While in college, he began teaching music individually, and ultimately founded a broad-based music school, where he assembled a team of highly talented music teachers from the Boston community. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance. Hobbies include playing the piano, composing and spending time with my wife and son.

Alexander is a highly experienced teacher and an enthusiastic geographer. He has lived and worked in a range of locations that allows him to bring his expertise and knowledge into the classroom. Alexander started his teaching career in a highly diverse school in London, UK before working in international schools in China and South Korea. He has been responsible for delivering a comprehensive Humanities curriculum and as a specialist teacher of Geography. For the previous six years, Alexander has worked extensively with students at IGCSE and IB Diploma level. Originally from the South coast of the UK, Alexander studied an undergraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University and then completed a PGCE in Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, cooking and spending time with his family.

Having been inspired by his Physical Education teachers in school, he went on to study a 4-year teaching degree at Leeds Becket University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Education. He has taught in the UK, Australia and Kuwait and had experience in a variety of school leadership and teaching positions. He believes that Physical Education is a vital aspect of pupil development and is essential to promote critical thinking, problem-solving and facilitate social development. He is a passionate athlete and has numerous interests and hobbies including football, boxing, running, cycling and a variety of other sports.

Alexander has over ten years of international experience specialising in the IBDP.  He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland) in 2004 and later studied at the University of Georgia (USA) and University of Buckingham (England) where he received his Postgraduate Certificate in Education.  Alex is originally from Scotland but has lived and worked in North and Central America for the last ten years and is married with one son. Alexander was awarded “Educator of Distinction” in 2011 by the National Society of High School Scholars. When he is not working, he enjoys travel, swimming and music. He is an enthusiastic football fan and still supports his local Scottish team, St Mirren.

Alejandra is a versatile teacher who specialises in the IBDP. Her experience in the TV industry allows her to teach a range of academic subjects including Film, Information Technology in a Global Society, Theory of Knowledge, Spanish and Drama. She graduated from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2003 and later studied at the University of Georgia (USA) and the University of Buckingham (England) where she received her Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Alejandra was awarded “Young Creator” by the Mexican National Council for Culture and Arts in 2008.

Learn more about Alejandra in this exclusive interview with her.

Ashley has taken her love of reading, writing, and talking about literature from the US to North Macedonia, then to the United Arab Emirates, and now to Singapore. In her fifteen years in education, she has worked in schools of every size and composition, and she has a particular love for global education and the IBDP. She believes literature helps us understand one another, and therefore can make us better people. She is passionate about social justice, musical theatre, and delicious food.

Sean is originally from Ireland and has been living in Singapore for almost seven years, after graduating from Liverpool (UK). He believes in creating strong, learning-focused relationships with all learners and is passionate about putting Science into context, evident from his use of STEM and the Makerspace in lessons. Sean enjoys travelling to experience new ideas and taking part in community building projects across South East Asia.

Originally from Texas, Richard is a graduate of the Honors College at the University of Houston and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  He has been an educator since 2007 with appointments in Texas, Northern Macedonia, and the United Arab Emirates in both AP and IBDP formats, and has joined EtonHouse in Singapore for the 2020-21 school year.  In addition, Richard is a specialist in competitive debate, holding 28 years of experience as a competitor, judge, or coach. Focusing on a cross-curricular approach to education, his classroom explores the abstract ideas and principles encountered in History and Theory of Knowledge by providing a grounding in real-world applications and scenarios.  He is passionate about educating the whole student, particularly in regards to fostering responsibility, critical thinking, and awareness of self and others with an international, global mindset. His hobbies include cooking, poetry, architecture, woodworking, and writing both fiction and non-fiction.

Hannah joined EtonHouse Orchard as the new Careers & University Guidance Counsellor, having worked to support students with their post-school ambitions over the past nine years of her career. She holds a First Class Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Manchester, UK, and is currently undertaking an MEd in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support at the University of Aberdeen, UK, by distance learning.

Hannah has extensive experience in supporting IB Diploma students with their university applications. Her previous focus was in supporting students within Europe and South East Asia, and she is experienced in working with schools and students within Singapore in particular. Hannah is a member of the Careers Development Institute and the International Association for College Admission Counseling, and has previously presented on university admissions topics at a number of international education conferences.

After obtaining a Master’s in Business Management and following 6 years’ experience working within the property sector in Manchester, Phil’s passion for his subject led him to a career in teaching. He has experience teaching both Business and ICT across a range of age groups and takes great pleasure in helping equip students with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their true potenti