Welcome New Assistant Head of Chinese School Shaw Teo

We would like to introduce the new Assistant Head of Chinese School, Ms. Shaw Teo. Today is her first day. We are very excited to have her join our community and believe she has a lot to contribute.

Ms. Teo attended the National University of Singapore where she received her Bachelors of Science. She has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. Ms. Teo served as a vice principal in Singapore and a Head of Department for Student and Programs for the IB Singapore International School in Hong Kong. We strongly believe that Ms. Teo’s experiences and skills will greatly serve our community.

Please view Ms. Teo’s introduction letter below. If you see Ms. Teo in the hall, please give her a warm SLLIS welcome.

Dear TCS Families,

It is with great honor and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed TCS Assistant Head of School.

My experiences as an educator encompass classroom teaching, teacher training, managing departments and school administration in the Elementary and Middle Levels in Public, Special and International schools in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. I was a vice principal in Singapore and a Head of Department for Student Development and Programs in the IB Singapore International School in Hong Kong. In the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to represent the Ministry of Education in Singapore on educational exchanges to Switzerland, Italy, and the Eastern and Western belts of the United States. In keeping abreast with the latest in the education scene, I carried out and presented action research papers for International Teachers’ conference.

One of the most meaningful contributions of my educational journey was in setting up a Center of Excellence for Science. The Center is a facility for use both by students and teachers. It is a Center of Excellence for professional training For Teachers By Teachers. As recognition for my innovative contribution and leadership, I was awarded the prestigious National Day Commendation Medal by the Republic of Singapore.

My academic background includes a Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore, Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Departmental Management from the National Institute of Education and a Masters of Arts in Education from The Maryville University of St Louis.

I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your children and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. It is also my strong conviction and goal to work with the staff to provide a conducive environment to nurture pupils to be independent life-long learners imbued with sound moral values; respectful and responsible, and who rise to the challenges of life creatively in an ever-changing world.

Having travelled over twenty countries and growing up in a bilingual education system, I am totally thrilled to be a part of this unique SLLIS community where children are provided with a conducive environment for a global education, anchored in a rigorous bilingual academic program, for children of all nationalities.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Shaw Teo
Assistant Head of School, TCS



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