I am excited and honoured to be the Head of Senior School at TLT. This is a community of students and faculty that I treasure. I love that the students invest in their experiences at TLT – diving into academics, athletics, the arts, leadership opportunities, and meaningful friendships. Their breadth of interests and depth of accomplishments is incredible.
The opportunity to engage and learn throughout the divisions and departments at TLT is a tremendous gift. It would not be possible without the commitment of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff, who know our students and genuinely care about their success.
Having embraced Howard Gardiner’s Five Minds for the Future, we are doing something profound for our students which go well beyond preparing them for their O’ Level or IGCSE Qualifications: we are asking them to focus on the cognitive competencies of the disciplined, synthesizing and creative minds. More importantly, we are asking them to develop their respectful and ethical minds. We are living in a world in which linear thinking is giving way to non-linear thinking, systematic thinking and dynamic models of thinking in which we need our minds of the future to understand that, “Intelligence plus character – [is] the goal of true education” (Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.).
The Senior School’s goal is to enhance the ten learner profiles introduced in our International Baccalaureate Programme and embrace the five Cambridge Learner Attributes -challenge our students to use these in order to build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The Senior School’s goal is to build on the solid foundation developed by our IB Primary Years Programme and create learners who are confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others; responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others; reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn; innovative and equipped for new and future challenges; and engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.
There is much on the horizon for us as we grow our school enrollment by another 50 curious minds; develop new efficiencies to enhance open and transparent communication for all stakeholders; incorporate technology into both classroom instruction and student achievement; construct a user friendly, informative and engaging website; provide faculty with the opportunity to develop their art and science of teaching through best in class professional development workshops and courses; and continue to set a standard for what secondary education can look like when teaching and learning for understanding and student interest are at the center of our work.
Our outstanding faculty is dedicated and committed to building relationships of trust and intimacy and creating the space for our students to question initiate and lead. Along with their students, they too, are, confident in teaching their subject and engaging each student in learning; responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others; reflective as learners themselves, developing their practice; innovative and equipped for new and future challenges; and engaged intellectually, professionally and socially, ready to make a difference
The Senior School is full – enrollment is strong with unprecedented teacher/student ratios in which personal attention and individualized learning is the norm and not the exception, and the school vibrates with energy. This is an exciting time, and I am thrilled to be a part of a school that puts students first