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Advice to my younger self: 24 January (AM session)

Advice to my younger self: 24 January (AM session)

Advice to my younger self (AM session)
24 January 2024
10:00-11:00 (London)
Facilitated by: Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini

PLEASE NOTE: The timing of this event is designed to best accomodate those in Asian timezones. If you prefer an afternoon session, this event also takes place on 28 February, 16:00-17:00.

This event is a collaboration with ECIS Women in Education Special Interest Group & the Middle Leader Cafè.

What would you tell your younger self if you had the chance? Be kinder to yourself? Follow your passion? Embrace your mistakes? Take a moment to reflect and perhaps these thoughts could be a catalyst for action!

The Advice to My Younger Self session is an opportunity for our guests to share their experiences, insights, and advice in three areas:

  • School Culture
  • Conflict Management
  • Professional Advancement

Inspired by this session, previous members of the panel wrote letters for others to read and learn from their experiences. These letters were posted both on the ECIS Women in Education and The International Educator webpages.

Advice to My Younger Self: A Letter to Nancy

Advice to My Younger Self: A Letter to Keryn

Advice to My Younger Self: A Letter to Viki

Dr. Catriona Moran
Catriona Moran is an Irish national with over 35 years of experience in education and leadership, 30 years of which have been in international schools in Japan, Taiwan, and now Vietnam. She currently serves as Head of School at Saigon South International School, HCMC. Catriona holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego in the U.S.

Prior to assuming this headship, Catriona served as an elementary principal in two international schools and as deputy head of school in Asia for two decades. In 2013, she was named the “National Distinguished Principal of the Year” by the National Association of Elementary Principals and the U.S. State Department for her work at Taipei American School.

Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher
Founding Director and owner of Educational Aspirations, an educational consultancy that has focused on the principles of UBUNTU, working with schools in the capacity of an education advisor, board member, professional development provider, consultant, coach and mentor of school leaders and young educators. Proserpina is passionate about education in Africa, international education and learning and teaching. She is also a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging as well as women empowerment Warrior, believing that as educators, we should aspire to have a positive impact on our learning communities, and ensure that all our stakeholders feel that they are fairly and positively represented at the decision-making table.

Presently, Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher is employed by the International Baccalaureate as a Senior IB World Schools Manager working directly with IB world schools globally, a job she cherishes and one she says teaches her more about humility and inclusion on a daily basis.