As someone new to TIS, I have been impressed by its culture of holistic education and the professional and collaborative approach engendered by the school. I look forward to working with students, parents, teachers and all members of the TIS community in continuing the excellent learning opportunities offered here. My experience as an educator includes 15 years of teaching Mathematics and Science to secondary aged students in Alberta, Canada, followed by 15+ years of teaching in international schools in Shanghai and Singapore. For the past 12 years in Singapore, I was the High School (Grade 9-12) Deputy Principal and IB Diploma Coordinator at a relatively large school that offered IB MYP and IGCSE to Grade 9 and 10 students and IB Diploma programmes to Grade 11 and 12 students. I look forward to developing the TIS IB Diploma programme and incorporating the best of educational practices into our TIS Alberta-based curriculum, to continue with the school’s mission to cultivate the skills and attitudes that enable lifelong learning and caring for the community.