SUMMARY

Over 15 years of international Science/Chemistry teaching experience; five years non-profit experience; and currently inspirational speaker and (science) teacher educator.

AWARDS

June 1, 2019 Grinnell Alumni Award
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA
May 19, 2014 Honorary Doctor of Science
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

June 2018-Present Educator/Speaker/ Online Tutor (Self-employed)
Aug. 2013-June 2018 Education Program Director
COMMITTED, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 2011-April 2013 Science/Chemistry Teacher
Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar
Aug. 2010-June 2011 MYP Science Teacher
The Australian International School Saigon, HCMC, Vietnam
Aug. 2007-June 2010 MYP Science and IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
The International school of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan
Aug. 2004-July 2007 Science and Chemistry Teacher
Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe, Malawi
Aug. 2003- July 2004 Head of Science
Woodside Park International School, London, UK
Aug. 2001-July 2003 IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
United World College (UWC)-USA, Montezuma, NM, USA
Jan-June 2001 High School Science Teacher
Bernards High School, Bernardsville, NJ, USA
Oct.-Dec. 2000 High School Science/Chemistry Teacher
Rato Bangala School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 1997-Dec. 1998 High School Science Teacher
Nepal Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 1996-May 1997 IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
Red Cross Nordic UWC, Flekke, Fjaler, Norway
Aug. 1995-May 1996 IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
Li Po Chun UWC of Hong Kong, Lok Wo Sha Lane, NT, Hong Hong
Aug. 1994-May 1995 IB Diploma (Applied) Chemistry Teacher
United World College of The Adriatic, Duino, TS, Italy 

TEACHER  EDUCATION 

Teacher Education Program
Feb. 24-March 7, 2020 Kopila valley School, Birendra Nagar, Nepal
Dec. 30, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020 Nepal Adharsha Secondary School, Kathmandu Nepal
Jan 25, April 22-24, 2019 Sanskriti International School, Kathmandu, Nepal
April 16-17, 2019 Nisarga Bal Batika School, Kathmandu, Nepal
April 3-4, 2019 Brihaspati School, Kathmandu, Nepal
May-July 2016 Science Teacher Training, Jana Uddhar School, Kathmandu, Nepal
US Embassy Book Bus, Innovation in Education Fairs
Nov. 8-9, 2019 Damak, Nepal
Aug. 22-24, 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal
Sept. 15-16, 2017 Pokhara, Nepal
Aug. 10-13, 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal
US Embassy Book Bus, Teacher Empowerment Program: Everyday Science: Learn, to Teach; Teach, to Learn
Fall 2018 Brain Land Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal
Fall 2018 Trungram International Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal (two half-day sessions)
Spring 2018 Akshara School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Spring 2018 Geeta Mata Secondary School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Jan.-June, 2018 Quixote’s Cove office followed by on location at four schools, Kathmandu, Nepal
US Embassy Book Bus Science Instructors’ Training
Sept. 22-23, 2019 Quixotoe’s Cove, Kathmandu, Nepal
Oct. 28-29, 2018 Quixotoe’s Cove, Kathmandu, Nepal
July 30, Nov. 8-9, 2017 Quixotoe’s Cove, Kathmandu, Nepal

NOTEWORTHY  SPEAKING  ENGAGEMENTS

Feb. 25-28, 2020 Kopila Valley School, Birendra Nagar, Surkhet, Nepal
Topic: if I Did It…Why Not You?!
Topic: Read to Lead
Oct. 22, 2015 Departmento de Estudios Internacionales speaker
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
Topic: Human Rights and Education of the Marginalized in Nepal
May 7, 2015 Center for Ethics and Public Life speaker
Luther College, Decorah, IA, USA
Topic: Pursuing a Meaningful Life: Human Rights and Education in Nepal
April 7, 2015 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Topic: Pursuing Dreams, Humanity and Meaningful Life
Jan. 19, 2015 Thames International College, Kathmandu, Nepal
Topic: Dreams, Humanity, Compassion & World Peace for a Meaningful Life
Dec. 1, 2014 Li Po Chun UWC of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Topic: When Dreams Take Flight
April 23, 2014 Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights speaker
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA
Topic: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal
April 18, 2014 Global Issues speaker
UWC-USA, Montezuma, NM, USA
Topic: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal

PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT

Nov. 22, 2010 The Question is the Answer: Developing Questioning Skills
Jamie Mackenzie, Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Oct. 18-20, 2010 In-school MYP Workshop
The Australian International School Saigon, HCMC, Vietnam
Feb. 25-March 31, 2008 IB Diploma Chemistry Internal Assessment Online Workshop
Baku, Azerbaijan
Feb. 14-16, 2008 Inthinking IB Diploma Chemistry Workshop
Paris, France                                             

EDUCATION

Feb. 1999-Feb. 2000 Graduate Diploma in (Secondary Science) Education
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Aug. 1990-May 1994 Bachelor of Arts (in Chemistry)
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Aug. 1988-May 1990 (Bilingual) International Baccalaureate Diploma
UWC of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy

 

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