Learning enrichment

Ms Katrina Reece
Head of Student Support (E3 Centre)

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary & Secondary), Bachelor of Commerce (HR & Marketing), NPQSL

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Katrina is a passionate global educator and leader. Originally from Tasmania, she completed her Primary and Secondary teaching qualifications in Melbourne, Victoria. Katrina has resided in several countries, working at a variety of highly reputable schools in Australia, Britain, China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and most recently Qatar where she was Deputy Head of Whole School - responsible for Academic Standards and Student Affairs in an international school of 5000 students.

 

Of note, Katrina was employed at the highly selective King's College in London, UK - which is named Top of the Table for Boys and Co-Educational Independent Schools in the UK by the Sunday Times. 

 

Katrina has held a wide variety of teaching, middle and senior management roles across a number of pastoral and academic areas at Junior, Secondary and whole school levels. She sincerely believes in providing each and every student a wide range of opportunities to Explore, Extend and Excel to ensure that they are equipped to fully realise and optimise their potential both at AISM and in the future. 

 

 
 
Mr Marshall Kennedy
English as a Second Language Teacher and Year 10 Home Room Teacher

Master of Arts in TESOL(Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and BSc Environmental Science

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Marshall comes to AISM with over thirteen years of experience teaching English as an Additional Language - ten years in Korea and most recently three here in Malaysia. He has taught across a variety of contexts, ranging from kindergarten to university. He believes strongly in promoting learner autonomy to help students maximise their English Language Learning potential. In his spare time, Marshall enjoys exploring and sampling the amazing food of Malaysia.

 

 

Ms Verity Epetahui
English as a Second Language and English Teacher and Year 10 Home Room Teacher

Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Middle Years - English and French), Bachelor of Arts (French, Journalism and Anthropology).

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Verity first began teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) in French Polynesia.  This introduction to Education and Second Language Learning led her to pursue studies in English and French via distance education. Since completing her studies in 2011, she has taught EAL and English in secondary schools in France and Australia, EAL at the University of New Caledonia and Cambridge English in private English centres.  Her most recent role with the French Ministry of Education in New Caledonia entailed coordinating and teaching Australian Literature and Civilisation in the Australian International Section, the first ever program of its kind in France. 

 

Verity is joined in Malaysia by her husband and two daughters. She is currently undergoing a Masters of Education (TESOL). In her free time she enjoys yoga, running, dance and discovering new cultures.

 

Ms Aoife Doran
Learning Support Teacher and Year 8 Home Room Teacher

Bachelors Degree in Primary Education (Majoring in Special Education)

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Aoife graduated from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, in 2007. Since graduation, Aoife has taught in a number of Special Education settings in middle schools across Brisbane. She also spent two years abroad in South America and Germany, traveling and teaching English. Before coming to Malaysia, she was the Learning Enrichment Co-ordinator at Cannon Hill Anglican College in Brisbane. She believes in the importance of working with each student's individual learning style to bring about academic and personal success. Aoife enjoys reading, cycling, cooking, dancing, and traveling.

  

 

Ms Dianne McLean
Learning Enrichment Teacher and Lower Junior School Leader

Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Edith Cowan University)

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Dianne has taught for 23 years within a variety of schools throughout her career in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she has been teaching and training other teachers within the field of Early Intervention at Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre. Dianne has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in early language and literacy development and her passion is in early intervention and providing children with the best possible start as they commence their own educational journeys. She enjoys music, theatre and travel.

 

Ms Alicia Low Yi Jun
English as an Additional Language Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Carnegie Mellon University), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Universiti Utara Malaysia)

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Alicia has experience working with students from 3-18 years of age in Malaysian and American settings. Prior to joining AISM in 2016, she spent two years teaching English and History in a local high-needs secondary school. She is passionate about literacy and the power of words, and actively seeks ways to maximise students' engagement with language. She believes that cultural diversity is the most enjoyable aspect of working in an international school, and loves creating a positive and productive learning environment for all students. In her free time, Alicia enjoys photography, hiking, reading, and crafting.

 

Ms Siti Afsa Binti Abd.Ghani
Learning Enrichment and EAL Support Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Universiti Industri Selangor)

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Siti has taught students from pre-school to high school, specialising in English language acquisition. Her most recent position prior to joining AISM was lecturing at a private adult education college. She is passionate about raising students’ interest in learning. Above all, she believes that education should be simultaneously enriching and fun. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and experiencing new cultures and delicacies.