Anthony is the Chief Executive Officer of Paradigm Global Education & Management Co. Limited in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining PGEM, Anthony has 30 years teaching experience. He spent 25 years working at Chinese International School in Hong Kong as Head of the Computer Science Department, a teacher, study program administrator/coordinator and curriculum designer.
His 30 years experience in the education field has given him not only a clear understanding of the benefits of international education, but also of the positive role of ethnic and cultural diversity in the educational development of his students to be global citizens and responsible leaders.
In addition to his teaching experience, he has 20+ years' experience in high-technology marketing, software development and operational management. He has an innate passion for technology and is very conscious of how students can benefit from technology for both learning inside and outside the classroom.
Anthony taught MYP Computer Technology, Information Technology in a Global Society and Computer Science at Diploma Level. He served as an examiner for the IB Organization from 1995 to 2005.
Anthony is a dedicated international educator with experience in the MYP, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), IGCSE and familiar with other curriculum systems.
Head of Advisory Services
Began teaching at a reasonably early age and have remained within the profession for the last 30 or so years.
Spent some time teaching in Ethiopia, simply because the opportunity arose.
Between stints outside New Zealand, took a position as Head of Social Science at the Auckland University of Technology.
Became the Deputy Principal in an international university preparation college. The school grew from an initial cohort of 160 to around 800 within two years.
Worked at Chinese International School, Hong Kong for 8 years.
Helped establish an extension of CIS campus in Hangzhou.
Experience in setting up or managing a school Project Manager, Student Enrichment Centre, Hangzhou, China | 2011-2013
Overview the development of CIS - HZ, opening date September 2013.
Budget $25m (HK).
Coordinate nine key departments involved in the development of CIS - HZ.
Assist with dormitory and academic building design and requirements.
Coordinate the development of experiential learning opportunities.
Coordinate the provision of CAS opportunities.
Development of timetable and weekly structure.
Development student welfare policies and procedures.
Engage student services; cafeteria, medical centre and security services.
Liaison with Parent Advisory Group.
Coordinate procurement of Curriculum and Curriculum Capex and BTA.
Deputy Principal Taylors College and Embassy CES Auckland | 2003-2006 Administrative Responsibilities: Staff and Programme
Acting Principal when Principal is overseas.
Assist Principal with appointing staff.
Manage the day-to-day activities of the College.
Organise College timetable with the Principal.
Manage College professional development programme.
Ensure academic programs are developed, delivered, reviewed appropriately.
Manage internal audit and annual review processes.
Manage the Taylors College Management System (TQMS).
Manage education outside the classroom policies and procedures.
Manage information technology within the College.
Conduct monthly and annual performance reviews - Tertiary Counsellor, Librarian, Student Welfare Manger and IT Officer.
Academic Director / Senior Counselor
Katherine has been a secondary school principal, and responsible for academic advising and placement for over 35+ years.
She is one of the best-reputed experts in UK and US college counseling, particularly in the IB, AP, and IGCSE Program, a member and alternate delegate of the Overseas National Association of College Admissions Counselors (ONACAC).
Has served on accreditation teams for both ECIS/New England States and ECIS/Middle States.
Guided students and parents through clear communication and counseling program that takes all of the student’s talents and accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular, into consideration.
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Senior Counselor Asia and Europe
PGEM Academic Director 2012 – present
Creation of vision and mission statements, and curriculum frameworks for new school projects in Auckland, New Zealand, and Yangon, Myanmar.
Composition of letters of intent and statement of competitive advantage for the Yangon new school project.
Key areas of responsibility as Deputy Head Academic, Chinese International School, Hong Kong, 1999 – July 2011.
Member of the whole school Leadership Team, representing the academic side of the Secondary School and leading the whole school curriculum co-ordination initiative.
Lead responsibility for the Introduction and development of the IB Middle Years Programme, the first school in Hong Kong to adopt it in 2002. Involved close liaison with the Board of Governors, Education Committee and parent representatives. Made numerous presentations to the parent body.
Responsibility for the Secondary School (800+ students 11-18) in the absence of the Head.
Responsibility for Curriculum and Assessment throughout the Secondary school.
Responsibility for the administration and quality assurance of the IB Diploma and Middle Years Programmes.
Chair, whole school Policies Review
Oversight of the Heads of Department (16).
Head of the Secondary School Admissions team. Involved regular presentations to parents, organization and oversight of admissions testing and chairing the admissions selections process.
Public relations with parents on all Secondary School academic matters.
Academic & Program Director (International)
A multi-lingual teacher: Spanish, English, French, Chinese, Japanese.
A Los Angeles native, who at the young age of six began immersing herself in other languages and cultures.
She earned her B.A. in Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College in Western.
Massachusetts, USA. She went on to receive her M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.
She ventured to Guatemala, Mexico, France and Japan to participate in homestays all before the age of 18 and these experiences led her to further study languages and cultures at university.
Director of Educational Technology
Anita Chen specialises in integrating student-driven technology into interdisciplinary curriculums.
As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, she is a highly sought advocate and advisor for technology driven learning innovations and creativity.
She was recently on the Panel of Experts for Horizon International School (Asia) for The New Media Consortium and has been coaching teachers online and face to face at the Hong Kong Education Bureau, Taiwan Normal University and Chinese Culture University.
Anita has participated in and facilitated the Design Charette at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Future of Learning Institute since 2012.
She has led professional development in English, Chinese and Japanese in Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines Singapore, Taiwan and the United States.
Anita received her B.A. in Asian Studies from The University of Sydney, teaching credentials from The University of New South Wales and an M.S. in Information Technology in Education (Hons) from The University of Hong Kong.
Curriculum Design Coordinator
Earned an Honours B.A from the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he was a student athlete, and completed a handful of facilitation, coaching and personal training certificates.
Earned his B.ed at the Schulich School of Education the top rated Teachers College program in Canada at Nipissing University, focusing on Intermediate/Senior Education.
Certified in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.
Has taught in three countries, Canada, Korea and Thailand at a variety of Canadian International schools.
The Head of Humanities at his school, which is in transition to WASC certification over the next 3 years. He is part and lead on more than one committee to attain the certification.
Experience teaching a wide range of levels and disciplines from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
He has taught, Humanities, History, Drama, Mathematics, English, Food and Nutrition, Health Sciences, and Physical Education in his years of experience.
Joel has been and currently is a part of the leadership teams in his schools, helping with Pro-D, Staff team building, and development of curriculum and programs.
Dr. V. Laxmi Priya
Development & Curriculum Design Coordinator
Development and Curriculum Design Coordinator for Schools and Colleges.
Dr. V. Laxmi Priya is an educational development expert, teacher, and former school principal.
She has more than 23 years of teaching experience, and was a former senior secondary school principal for over a decade. An expert in school establishment, she is well known for her student-centric approach. A proactive leader and planner with expertise in Career Guidance Counselling, she as conducted more than 100 sessions of Career Counselling which has benefited thousands of students. She has also trained teachers and has an International Teacher's Training diploma from Cambridge University.
She holds Masters degrees in Chemistry and Management, and a PhD in Educational Psychology. Always eager and up for new challenge, she hopes to bring about revolutions in the educations industry around the world.