Speakers

Nicole Bien

Nicole Bien

Nicole is head of PYP and MYP development at the IB. She brings a range of education and leadership experience including serving as head of school, post-graduate researcher in inclusive education, curriculum advisor for a non-profit organization providing creative tools and professional development for hands-on learning in STEM, and managerial roles in the high-tech industry. Nicole has a PhD and MA in education alongside an MBA and also serves on youth related non-profit and K-12 school boards.

Katrin Fox

Katrin Fox

Katrin is currently an IB World School Manager, supporting a portfolio of authorized IB World Schools offering all four programmes in 41 countries. Prior to this role, Katrin was a DP school services manager for AEM. Through various professional roles, Katrin has extensive experience of IB programme implementation in state schools, semi state schools and private schools as well as in different cultural contexts and school communities.

Michael Furdyk

Michael Furdyk

Michael Furdyk is the co-founder of TakingITGlobal, which provides innovative global education programmes that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

Michael has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People's "Twenty Teens that will Change the World". Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries. He sits on several non-profit boards, including the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition, and on the International Advisory Council for Microsoft's Partners in Learning program.

Jenny Gillett

Jenny Gillett

Jenny has worked for the IB at the global centre in The Hague for eight years, where she currently holds the post of Senior Curriculum Manager. Working in the IB’s learning and teaching division, she oversees the development of the DP theory of knowledge and philosophy courses, as well as leading on elements such as approaches to teaching and learning in the DP. Before joining the IB, Jenny worked as a teacher for seven years at schools in the UK. She has a degree in philosophy and theology from Oxford University and a PhD in philosophy.

Margareth Harris

Margareth Harris

Margareth is currently an IB World Schools Manager. Prior to this, Margareth worked in the academic division of the IB as a curriculum and assessment manager for languages, and participated in the review and development of MYP: The next chapter project, from its first conversations to its final publication and implementation in schools. Margareth has worked in schools around the world (Australia, Hong Kong, France and Indonesia) for more than 20 years as a language teacher, IB PYP, MYP and DP teacher, MYP coordinator, moderator, personal project and community service coordinator, school visitor and workshop leader.

Oksana Jajecznyk

Oksana Jajecznyk

Oksana Jajecznyk is the deputy head of DP development in the learning and teaching division which is based in The Hague. She has been an educator in the UK and most recently in Toronto, Canada, where she was the department chair for science. Her main areas of expertise include instructional and administrative leadership, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation. She has also held several IBEN roles including that of a workshop leader and principal examiner for DP chemistry.

Eleonore Kromhout

Eleonore Kromhout

Eleonore is a senior manager for MYP assessment. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in IB World Schools as head of middle school, MYP team leader and MYP and DP English teacher. Her interests include international-mindedness, teen development, and distributed leadership that truly empowers teachers. In the assessment division, Eleonore works closely with the MYP subject managers to ensure that the eAssessment is fair and reliable results are delivered each examination session.

Rémy Lamon

Remy Lamon

After a 20-year career as an IB teacher (TOK, various Languages A and B in both DP and MYP), a head of department, DP coordinator and a school principal, Rémy has joined the IB as an IB World Schools Manager. He leads a project to improving the support to French speaking schools.

Nicholas Lyddon

Nicholas Lyddon

Nicholas is responsible for the development of schools within the Africa, Europe & Middle East region, also working with ministries, officials, and regulators to raise awareness and understanding of IB programmes. Nicholas accompanies schools across the region as they embark on their IB journey and educational bodies for national equivalency purposes.

Honor Moorman

Honor Moorman

Honor Moorman is an educational consultant who works with students, educators, schools, and organizations to implement innovative and best practices in literacy, digital learning, and global education. In over 20 years as an educator, she has been a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, dean of instruction, and school coach. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Education at Trinity University. Recently, Honor has served as the Associate Director for Professional Development and Curriculum at Asia Society and as the Implementation Team Leader at World Savvy. Honor currently consults for several global learning organizations including Asia Society’s Center for Global Education, IREX, TakingITGlobal, World Leadership School, and World Savvy.

Lina Farah Mouchantaf

Lina Mouchantaf

Lina is the Director of the Preschool and Lower Elementary at International College (IC), Lebanon, and has over 20 years’ experience in IB programmes. Lina has since embarked on a journey of discovery, growth, and advocacy of change in education. She became a PYP workshop leader and a school visit team leader in 2000, and took on more roles as a consultant and field representative. She is currently a lead educator for IBEN and the school services. In Lebanon, Lina is also the co-founder of Taa'theer, the Lebanese Association for Educational Leadership, which seeks to enhance the culture of educational leadership and the professional status of educational leaders.

Antonio Muñoz

Antonio Munoz

Working in IB World Schools (IBWS) department, Antonio supports public and private national schools in Spain and Latin America as an IB World Schools Manager. He leads a project to improving the support to Spanish speaking schools. A published author and Spanish language and literature teacher, Antonio has taught in IB World Schools (MYP and DP) for over 15 years and brings a wealth of experience from the numerous IBEN roles and assignments he has taken on. His career in international education includes positions in Spain and UK.

Fidelis Nthenge

Fidelis Nthenge

Fidelis has worked at the IB for eight years and is currently Head of the IB World Schools department based in the IB’s global centre in The Hague. Fidelis is responsible for the development and implementation of the school improvement strategy for IB World Schools, which is in line with the IB strategy and objectives, supports IB World Schools to achieve their optimal teaching, learning and assessment. Before joining the IB, Fidelis spent 14 years with the Aga Khan Education Services in East Africa, and was head of two of its IB World Schools in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Emanuele Pesoli

Emanuele Pesoli

Emanuele is MYP Curriculum manager for interdisciplinary learning and individuals and societies at the IB. Before joining the organization in 2015, Emanuele was a social studies teacher (mainly teaching politics and psychology) for over 10 years in several countries: Scotland, Tanzania, China, and Japan. He has taught the Scottish, British, and the IB curriculum.

César Prado

Cesar Prado

César Prado has been at Sevilla International College since 2005 as science teacher, Head of Science, MYP Coordinator, Diploma Coordinator, Assistant Head of Studies, Academic Deputy Head and currently Learning and Teaching Deputy Head. His background includes European PhD in Chemistry and EPSCR research position at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University. César has also been working for IBEN as School Visit Team Member and School Visit Team Leader for MYP, and he is currently a board member of the Iberian Association of IB Schools (ASIBI).

Luis Rey

Emanuele Pesoli

Luis Rey is an established educational leader from Spain with a number of qualifications from renowned institutions. He has been co-organizer of the IB World Heads Conference that took place in 2009, and producer of the Singularity Summit in Spain in 2015. Luis has been Head of Sevilla International College since 1997 and has been involved with the IB for a number of years as member of the Regional Heads Representatives Committee, member of the Regional Council and member of the IB Board of Governors since 2014.

John Sauer

John Sauer

John Sauer is a manager in the IB World Schools department and has extensive experience with all IB programmes, and works with IB schools worldwide including many IB continuum schools. Before joining the IB, John also worked in continuum schools as a teacher and head of school.

Terri Walker

John Sauer

Terri is an IBWS manager supporting schools with programme implementation. Her career began in Northern Alberta teaching Indigenous children, then a move to North Carolina introduced a new passion: the PYP. Terri joined the IB Hague office in 2014 to support the review of the PYP and launch of PYP: From principles into practice. Her recent move to the IBWS team widens her passion to now include all programmes!

Nikki Welsh

Nikki Welsh

An experienced educator, Nikki Welsh has worked at the IB for the last three years as part of a team bringing the first part of the PYP review to completion and publication. She is keenly interested in how schools approach their transition to the enhanced programme. Prior to joining the IB, Nikki worked at international schools in Asia and in Europe as a primary school teacher and as a team leader for curriculum and EAL. She has a particular interest and concern for language and learning in the primary years.