Executive Director of Pedagogy
EtonHouse International Education Group
Dip T. (EC); B. Ed; M.Ed.
Heather Conroy is from Australia and has lived and worked in Singapore for the past 10 years, see the last seven of which she has worked as lecturer and senior pedagogist with the EtonHouse International Education Group (she currently holds the position of Executive Director of Pedagogy). She has a particular interest in curriculum development and has worked as a classroom mentor for many years supporting teacher’s critical reflection on practice.
Her current leadership role involves working with teachers to support the design and delivery of inquiry based curriculum. Heather also facilitates the teacher’s work with pedagogical documentation, which has been an essential aspect in supporting the transformation of curriculum into a child responsive and integrated approach.
Heather has visited Reggio Emilia many times as a participant in International study groups and intensive study schools. She believes that a teaching team’s dialogue about image of child is a critical turning point in the construction of both the school’s identity and the practices that are visible within the school.
Heather collaborated with colleagues in Reggio Emilia to convene the first Reggio Children conference in the Asia Pacific Region in Singapore in 2010. She is a member of the EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) special interest groups on mentoring and child participation and has just completed a nine year term as member of the publications sub-committee for Early Childhood Australia.
BA, MA, PGC (TESOL), Dip. Ed.
Cheryl Kelly is an experienced International School Principal and has held leadership roles in EtonHouse Singapore and China over the last several years. She is an Australian educator, from Perth, Western Australia. In addition to her experience as an Australian School Principal, she has worked in China, the Middle East, Malaysia and Latin America. Cheryl has extensive experience in the International Baccalaureate. She has worked as the Head of an IB World School, a PYP coordinator and PYP teacher in her international career.
Cheryl has a strong commitment to continuous improvement in teaching and learning, through ongoing professional development for teachers. In China she was also the senior lecturer and manager of the CACHE program (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, UK), delivered by EtonHouse whereby a teacher training program was offered for Early Years teachers. Cheryl has been involved in establishing and running bilingual programs in Asia, Brazil and the Middle East. The focus of her work is to improve learning outcomes for children. To this end, she works to ensure that the curriculum, the learning environment, staffing, resources and community involvement in the school are all focussed on quality outcomes for students.
Pedagogue for English as Additional Language (EAL) and CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, UK).
Bachelor of Arts (Education), Trained Special Teacher’s Certificate
Teaching English as Foreign Language Certificate.
Jenny is an Australian teacher with over 30 years of experience in education. Throughout her teaching career, she has worked in both mainstream and special education schools and settings. In these schools she has held a range of leadership positions and has worked as a Special Education Consultant. With her passion for teaching and learning, Jenny has a particular interest in mentoring and training teachers to meet the very diverse educational needs of children.
Jenny came to China in the beginning of 2008 as the first foreign teacher at EtonHouse International School, Jinan. Since coming to EtonHouse International School, Yiwu in 2010 she held has held the position of Early Years teacher and later the Principal.
In her role as a pedagogue, Jenny will continue to follow her passion and commitment towards children and teachers by supporting the bilingual programmes (EAL) and leading the CACHE program.
Diploma in Early Childhood Education, BA in Administrative Management
Ms. Judy Zheng has worked as a senior teacher of a primary school and was authorized to be the Mandarin assessor of Jiangsu Province. She has been working in the field of early childhood for over 23 years and has accumulated extensive experience in teaching and school management. Judy is a strong advocate of high quality education and believes strongly in education as a source of “independence, nature and freedom”.
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Carol has been working in EtonHouse since 2009 April. She completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and CACHE Level 3 (UK) with EtonHouse Education Center, Singapore. Prior to that, she studied at Shandong Women’s University (Former Chinese Women Academy at Shandong) and majored in ECE.
The learning and teaching experience in Singapore has given her a strong philosophy of working with children. She believes that each child is special, strong and capable with individual pattern and timing of development believes that children are competent, capable and unique with their own individual pace of development. It gives her great joy to watch children learn and grow in comfortable and happy environments. Her goal is for all children to enjoy their learning process and develop a life long love for learning.