|Elaine Feliciano||Learning Support Originally from San Diego, California, USA, this is my first international experience and love it because it has reconnected me to my cultural roots. I have a unique and fulfilling role as the grade level Learning Support teacher. This is my seventh year on the team. Part of my job is to teach students to plan with the end in mind. I’ll be teaching students when and how to use strategies, help them identify effective ones, and encourage them to use what works for them! Visit my blog!|
|Cheryl Thompson||WellnessMy name is Cheryl Thompson. I am originally from a tiny island in the Caribbean called Trinidad, known for its cricket players and Nobel Laureate, Vidya Naipaul. I have been living in Manila for 7 years. My family and I have also lived in India and Ecuador. In addition to being a teacher, I am a registered professional nurse. I am enjoying being the Wellness teacher for both fifth and sixth grade this year .|
I first started teaching art at the Center for Arts and Media, North Ft. Myers High School. I introduced the new arts magnet program along with the first AP curriculum and several other art courses (art history, sculpture, and advanced drawing) for the school. I was also a head and assistant coach for cross country, basketball, and track/field. Later, I was brought to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where I started the first Middle Years and Diploma Programs for visual arts at Advanced Learning Schools. During this time, I was also a part of the reauthorization process for the Primary and Middle Years Programmes. My career has now taken me further East, as I am the current grade 5 and 6 art teacher here at Manila. I pride myself on building young students with the knowledge and fundamentals to become great young artists. All students have the potential and I am motivated to see them appreciate and enjoy the arts!
I received my education from a variety of institutions…I have an Associate of Arts (Mott, MI), Bachelors of Art (Grand Valley State, MI), and in the process of receiving my Masters from Nova Southeastern (Florida). I am knowledgeable and certified to teach Advanced Placement and all levels of the International Baccalaureate Program.
In my time outside of the classroom, I enjoy the outdoors. I am a former high school and collegiate runner. For the past eight years I have been regularly competing in triathlons. I am a four time Ironman, and have completed many races under that distance…and yes, this is all for fun!
||Technology This is my tenth year at ISM after having spent time in the Middle East and the Canadian Arctic. My interest in technology’s role in education has grown over the years. I believe that technology can aid students if used properly. This year my role focuses on utilizing technology to improve student learning in the Grades 5 and 6.In addition, I teach the elective courses iLearn and iDesign. You can see sample products at our site. Please be sure to also visit the iLearn and iDesign courses taught in Grade 5 and 6.|
||PEMy name is Jason Juteau. I am originally from Canada and have spent the last eight years in South East Asia. I have taught in Canada, Vietnam, Laos and this is my first year at ISM. This year I am teaching Grade 6 PE and Grade 6 Team Sports. My wife also teaches in the Middle School and we have two children; Kate and Sam.|
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