Laura Liebmann

School & Community Liaison

Home:

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Education:

B.A. in History, Hillsdale College

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What does “good education” mean to you?

The fostering of life-long learners

 

How do you, personally, want to make an impact on the ISW community?

I hope I can support and encourage the parents of our students and our very busy ISW teachers and staff.

 

What is your favorite memory or experience in ISW?

PAL English Level 1 class – a wonderful group of ISW moms

 

What is something unique you want others to know about yourself?

ISW is the second ISC community that I have been blessed to be a part of, because I was a TIS student from 1st through 9th grade.

Jean Chang

School & Community Liaison

Home:

New York City, New York, USA

Education:

M.A. in Leadership Development, Columbia International University

B.A. in International Relations/Politics, Cornell University

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How do you define good education?

It is where we can inspire a child’s curiosity and guide him/her to reach the potential he/she is created for.

 

How do you, personally, want to make an impact to the ISW community?

In whatever little way, through my words , actions, and life.

 

What is your favorite memory or experience in ISW?

There isn’t one specific memory. I have enjoyed the ISW events where families have spent time together, sharing life and friendship and joy.

 

What is something unique you want others to know about yourself?

I’m an extraverted introvert/introverted extravert who loves food, dance, and deep fellowship.

Kimberly Harmon

School & Community Liaison

Home:

USA

Education:

B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, George Fox University

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What does “good education” mean to you?

This is a tough question as there are so many aspects of education. School in my opinion is the place to discover learning, and how it works. The key is for students to learn how they learn so that they can be their own advocate, and take control of their education. Once that happens the possibilities are endless. Learning is never done!

 

How do you, personally, want to make an impact to the ISW community?

Over the years it has changed as I’ve gone from being the 3rd grade teacher to a stay at home mom. I love being involved in the various athletic programs, and teaching some of the ISW mom’s how to bake and crochet.

 

What is your favorite memory or experience in ISW?

There are so many great ones! But if I have to pick just one it would be going on the 2014 Volleyball tournament, and getting to experience the compassion and joy our teams showed. They have amazing dedication, determination, and heart.

 

What is something unique you want others to know about yourself?

I like to push buttons; elevator, key boards, electrical things, big red buttons in buildings, etc.

Kristy Walker

School & Community Liaison

Home:

USA

Education:

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What does “good education” mean to you?

It is a process of fun and interesting discoveries. When learning  gets applied to a person’s life and then they are excited about discovering more.

 

How do you, personally, want to make an impact to the ISW community?

I started out teaching ELL at ISW for the first four years impacting students, but now I have been a mom for the past four years and interact with ISW parents. I like working alongside other ISW members to achieve goals together. I want to be a good team player.

 

What is your favorite memory or experience in ISW?

Going from a single teacher to a married teacher to a mom of 2 kids- all experiences that the ISW community supported me through.

 

What is something unique you want others to know about yourself?

I take awhile to think about things, so sometimes, I look like I’m not paying attention to what’s going on around me.

Rose Bathula

School & Community Liaison

Home:

India

Education:

Bachelors of Commerce, Mumbai University

Masters, ATS, Georgia

Doctorate, ATS, Georgia

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What do you consider “excellent education”?

Excellent education is a process of transformation in one’s personality, beliefs and perspective.  It is a non-exhaustive wealth of wisdom which can only grow and multiply, yet is never completely accomplished.

What is the most important thing you want to pass along to your students?

The fear of the Lord, is the beginning of wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.

What is your favorite memory or experience in ISW?

The International Day.

What is something unique you want others to know about yourself?

I love watching sports, spending time with the family, and visiting places.

Jing Gabbert

School & Community Liaison

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Ming Yoke Lai

School & Community Liaison
Home:

Singapore

Education:

Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Inter-cultural Studies, Singapore B. College

B.S. in Applied Mathematics, National University of Singapore

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What do you consider “excellent education”?

Excellent education develops a person holistically which includes emotional, social, cognitive, spiritual and physical.

What is the most important thing you want to pass along to your students?

Lifelong learning.

What is your favorite memory or experience in ISW?

ISW is my family in Wuxi.

What is something unique you want others to know about yourself?

I only get to learn baking when I am in Wuxi. I love baking!

Donata Gray

School & Community Liaison
Home:

New Zealand

Education:

Bachelor of Education ( Primary Teaching)

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What does “good education” mean to you?

Good education caters to the ability level of the child, taking their prior knowledge and experiences as building blocks for development. It strives to make the learning experiences in the classroom relevant and applicable to the world outside. It is holistic, aiming to develop the child in every way so they can do well in life. It teaches children to be the best they can be and take responsibility for their choices.

 

How do you, personally, want to make an impact on the ISW community?

I hope to get to know and establish great relationships with other mothers of students at ISW and contribute my skills and abilities in PAL events for the benefit of the ISW community.

 

What is your favorite memory or experience in ISW?

I really enjoy getting to know students and parents from so many different parts of the world. I really believe it enriches our lives to share our culture with one another.

 

What is something unique you want others to know about yourself?

I’m originally from Holland and can speak Dutch but I have lived 22 years in NZ and am married to a Kiwi and have three kiwi kids.