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HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL

Over González
Head of Middle School

• Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages.
• Qualified Teacher Status in England.
• Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership for Learning.
• Master’s degree in International Education and Bilingualism.
• IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

As a well rounded-educator, I have had the chance to teach a diverse group of university and secondary students, not only in Colombia, but also in the UK over the past twenty-five years. In 2011, I returned to Colombia to work as the French Department Coordinator at The English School, and in 2013, I took over as the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator.

I am also a workshop leader, on-site visitor and consultant for the IB organisation. As an IB educator, I have run professional development courses and have supported many schools across the Americas. My commitment to being a lifelong learner is an important element for leading by example as the Head of
Middle School.

I firmly believe that international education provides many opportunities for students to develop their skills, to become global citizens, and to help them to actively participate in the 21st century. I feel that motivation, commitment, self-management, and organisation are very important aspects to help our students achieve their best level of performance, not only academically but personally. As a leader, I encourage teachers to integrate creative learning centres, hands-on activities, and various teaching and learning strategies that embrace technology to stimulate students’ social, physical and academic growth. It is important for me that leadership is always open to new ideas and projects that benefit students’ well-being.

MYP COORDINATOR

Lizbeth Santana
MYP Coordinator

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis on History.
• Postgraduate in Social Sciences Research.
• Master’s degree in Education
• Community Education doctoral candidate.

In my 15 years of experience in education, I have published two books for the teaching of Social Sciences in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and I have also collaborated with several publishers. I am an International Baccalaureate educator and I have been the Head of the IB Examiners’ Team for Theory of Knowledge for the last 6 years. I joined The English School 10 years ago, time during which I have held various positions. I am currently the Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator.

From my point of my view, there is a need for renewal in the field of education to make it dynamic, flexible, and, above all, more fun with classes that young people want to go to every day. Therefore, I wonder, what skills and knowledge should students learn in a changing and increasingly complex world? How can the curriculum help students become good citizens, thinkers, and innovators?