"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
Throughout twenty-one years in education, Melanie has been a Math, Science, and IB Chemistry teacher, an IGCSE Coordinator, a Boarding Coordinator, an AP Coordinator, and Dean of Studies. For 7 years, she held the position, Dean of Studies, at Canadian International School, Bangalore, overseeing curriculum development and working closely with all whole-school programs (English as a Additional Language (EAL), Mother Tongue Languages, Experiential Learning, and Learning Support).
Melanie was born and raised on a dairy farm in Prince Edward Island and strongly believes in the 4-H motto, “Learning to do by doing”.
Teaching, living, and experiencing the cultures of Canada, the United Arab Emirates, China, South Korea, and India since 1997 has allowed her to teach in a meaningful and purposeful way. Melanie lives in Kingston with her husband, Shane, and daughter, Braelyn. Melanie has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Prince Edward Island, a Bachelor of Education degree from St.Thomas University (Fredericton, New Brunswick), and recently completed the Advanced Leadership Program with the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (Melbourne, Australia). She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, IB Chemistry Examiner, Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Apple Teacher, and a Google Certified Teacher.