Biography

Biography

Educational Profile

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sophia University, Japan
Masters in Education (MA), Michigan State University, USA
Doctorate of Education (EdD), University of Bath, UK


Career

1975-1978 Classroom Teacher, International School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo Japan
1986-1997 Classroom Teacher, Yokohama International School, Yokohama, Japan
1997-1999 Coordinator and Classroom Teacher, Yokohama International School, Yokohama, Japan
1999-2016 Director of the Early Learning Center, Yokohama International School. Yokohama, Japan
2013 Constructed On-Line Course on the Reggio Emilia Approach at Yokohama International School, Yokohama, Japan
2016 Curriculum Consultant/Adviser, EtonHouse International School, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Consultant for the Early Learning Center at Nagoya International School, Nagoya, Japan


Key Presentations

2012 Speaker at EARCOS: The Reggio Emilia Approach, Bangkok, Thailand
2012 Presenter at Alliance for International Education World Conference: Pedagogical Documentation as Professional Development, Doha, Qatar
2012 Speaker at Reggio Approach Symposium with Dr. Akita from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan
2013 Speaker at EtonHouse Reggio Conference: Provocations for Practice, Singapore
2014 Speaker at Reggio Emilia Approach Symposium, Tamada Project, Tokyo, Japan
2014 East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) Workshop Leader, United Nations International School, Hanoi, Vietnam
2014 Speaker at Sugiyama University Symposium: Viewing the environment for young children, Nagoya, Japan
2015 Workshop Leader at Nanjing International School: The Reggio Emilia Approach within an international school context, Nanjing, China


Publications

Two Book Reviews for Journal of Research in International Education, 2012:
Bringing the Reggio Approach to your Early Years Practice by L. Thornton and P. Brunton Welcoming Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms by Edna Murphy (ed)
International Schools Journal, 2011:
Dialogue between the IB Primary Years Program and the Reggio Emilia Approach


Professional Development related to the Reggio Emilia Approach

2000 Reggio Study Tour, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2002 Reggio Conference, Perth, Australia
2004 Crossing Borders Conference, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2007 Reggio Study Tour, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2008 Reggio Conference, Seoul, Korea
Reggio Conference: Wonder of Learning, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2009 Intensive Study Week on Documentation, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2010 Invitation by Claudia Giudici from Reggio Children to attend opening of
Atelier ‘Da Onda Di Onda’ , Ligonchio, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2011 First summer study week on the Atelier in Ligonchio, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2012 EtonHouse Reggio Conference, Singapore
2013 Reggio Summit, Tokyo, Japan