Math Coordinator, Primary School
When I first came to BMS, the school was in the initial stages of being a PYP (Primary Years Programme) candidate school and PYP Authorization was 3 years into the future. Having come from a PYP school in Istanbul and other teaching posts in Asia, I was already an avid and passionate supporter of inquiry-based learning.
Now, after seven years at BMS, I am amazed at the development this school has gone through towards creating a school that fosters independent and inquiry-based learning. Moreover, I have had the advantage of being a part of an inspiring and collegial team of teachers—undoubtedly, one of BMS´s greatest resources from the Early Learning Center, through Primary and finally, in the Secondary school.
My role as math coordinator is an especially rewarding one in that I am able to develop and cultivate a math program that serves the needs of our students, motivates them to learn, and helps them to see not only how but why we use math to solve equations and in essence, how we understand our world through the lens of Mathematics. Guiding these aspects through the units of inquiry and with the central aim of establishing a purposeful inquiry of learning, is a challenge I feel passionate about.