Our Teachers

 

Greg Hattle
PYP Coordinator Designate

Greg Hattle

Greg is an experienced and internationally minded educator who has taught in Canada, Germany, China and for the past 8 years in Singapore.

Joining the EtonHouse Education Group in 2011, Greg has both taught and developed school curriculum in the PYP as a classroom teacher of Year 2, 3, 5 and 6.  He has held various leadership roles such as Science Coordinator, Lead-teacher for Years 5 and 6 and Academic Board member for overall school development. Greg is also an experienced Middle School teacher, basketball coach and martial arts instructor.  He is also very passionate about sharing his love of the outdoors and outdoor activity with students.  He has been instrumental in developing overseas camps for Primary and Middle school students, implementing and delivering Outdoor Education programmes and teaching about environmental sustainability within the EtonHouse group. Greg believes that “To foster well-rounded, internationally-minded students, educators must create an inclusive, challenging and engaging environment that promotes both independent and collaborative learning.”

Greg holds a Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours) from Lake Head University, a Bachelor of Arts (major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy) from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Law and Security Administration from Conestoga College of Arts and Technology.

 

Sylvia Margaret Edwards
IB Diploma Coordinator
Deputy Head of Secondary

A graduate Environmental Scientist, Sylvie has taught in schools in the United Kingdom, Zambia, Spain, China, Thailand and now Singapore. She has used her skills to help schools develop and grow, especially in the implementation of the IB Diploma programme. Her hobbies include travel, cooking and renovating her home in Spain.

Learn more about Sylvie in this exclusive interview with her. 

John Forster
Class Teacher

John is an experienced English teacher who holds a BA in English Literature from Lancaster University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Manchester. He has several years’ experience in teaching the IGCSE to secondary students from a range of backgrounds. He has lived in Singapore since 2015 and was previously the Head of Special Educational Needs at the British Council. His passions in education are debate and critical thinking –internationally, he has delivered seminars on the application of critical thinking in the classroom to teachers in Myanmar and Jordan. Outside of the classroom, his passions are boxing and rugby league (he’s an avid follower of the UK side the Warrington Wolves).

 

Chris Dzengelewski
Music Teacher

Christopher is an experienced contemporary percussionist and music educator from Boston Massachusetts (U.S.A.) He is also an alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and former member of the United States Army Band. He has been active in the global music community for over 12 years as a performer, clinician, group and private instructor. While in college, he began teaching music individually, and ultimately founded a broad-based music school, where he assembled a team of highly talented music teachers from the Boston community. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance. Hobbies include playing the piano, composing and spending time with my wife and son.

 

Kelly Maxwell 
Class Teacher

Kelly holds a Master’s Degree in International Education from  Charles Sturt University, Australia. She is also holding a Post-Graduate Certificate in Educations (PGCE – Secondary Mathematics) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS – Secondary Mathematics).

She is an experienced Mathematics Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. She has extensive experience teaching ESL students across year levels and has developed teaching and learning skills from the mathematics department she worked with. She is also an experienced IGCSE curriculum coordinator.  She loves to travel, box, climb and snowboard, and looks forward to starting this new stage of her life at EtonHouse Orchard.

 

Ben Hammond
Class TeacherBen Hammond

Having been inspired by his Physical Education teachers in school, he went on to study a 4-year teaching degree at Leeds Becket University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Education. He has taught in the UK, Australia and Kuwait and had experience in a variety of school leadership and teaching positions. He believes that Physical Education is a vital aspect of pupil development and is essential to promote critical thinking, problem-solving and facilitate social development. He is a passionate athlete and has numerous interests and hobbies including football, boxing, running, cycling and a variety of other sports.

 

Alexander Hood
Class Teacher

Alexander Hood

Alexander has over ten years of international experience specialising in the IBDP.  He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland) in 2004 and later studied at the University of Georgia (USA) and University of Buckingham (England) where he received his Postgraduate Certificate in Education.  Alex is originally from Scotland but has lived and worked in North and Central America for the last ten years and is married with one son. Alexander was awarded “Educator of Distinction” in 2011 by the National Society of High School Scholars. When he is not working, he enjoys travel, swimming and music. He is an enthusiastic football fan and still supports his local Scottish team, St Mirren.

 

Alejandra Salas
Class Teacher

Alejandra Salas

Alejandra is a versatile teacher who specialises in the IBDP. Her experience in the TV industry allows her to teach a range of academic subjects including Film, Information Technology in a Global Society, Theory of Knowledge, Spanish and Drama. She graduated from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2003 and later studied at the University of Georgia (USA) and the University of Buckingham (England) where she received her Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Alejandra was awarded “Young Creator” by the Mexican National Council for Culture and Arts in 2008.

 

Geraldine Thomason
Class Teacher

Geraldine Thomason

Geraldine holds a Bachelors Degree in Primary Education BA Hons with QTS and is currently pursuing  Masters Degree in Education for Sustainability from London South Bank University, London. She has over ten years of experience in a variety of school leadership and teaching positions and is a big advocate of Philosophy for Children (P4C). Geraldine also helped to develop a new and more holistic curriculum across the Primary School and worked closely with the Secondary School on Global Issues projects and helped to organise speakers for a large multi-school event  She is a teacher of EtonHouse International School at Orchard, Singapore.

Learn more about Geraldine in this exclusive interview with her. 

 

Liam Johnstone
Class Teacher

Liam Johnstone

Liam holds a Bachelor’s degree focused in Education from Edge Hill College of Higher Education, England. He is an experienced Mathematics Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry and Special Education department. He is also skilled in E-Learning, lecturing, editing, public speaking, and curriculum development. He is a teacher of EtonHouse International School at Orchard, Singapore.

 

Mu Lin Adelia
Senior Mandarin teacher and curriculum coordinator

Mu Lin Adelia

Mu Lin Adelia holds a Master’s Degree in Arts (Chinese Language & Literature) from  Nanjing University, China and  a Harvard BOK Teaching Certificate from Harvard University. She is also holding A Diploma of Educational Study from the College of Teachers, U.K. She has over 14 years of experience in a variety of school leadership and teaching positions. She is experienced in founding and developing Mandarin in high-performance international schools based on IB PYP, MYP, DP and British IGCSE curriculum. Ms Mu is also a multi-skilled teacher in Performing arts with the qualification of China Arts and has a Diploma in Dance Education from Beijing Dance Academy.

 

Have a chat with our educators to learn more.

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This page was last edited on October 4, 2018