Nancy Sanderson Swartz

Country: Palestine
School: Ramallah Friends School

Led teaching teams through development and implementation for the Diploma Programme: as Founding Principal to establish Zhejiang Province’s first IB World School in Ningbo (2010), and as Principal and DP Coordinator at Beanstalk Bilingual IS in Beijing (2013); Middle Years Programme as Interim Principal of Ontario’s first authorized MYP school (1997), and at India’s Kodaikanal School (2006); and Primary Years Programme as Principal of Kongsberg IS for its first Evaluation (2009). I developed teacher capacity to implement IB teaching and learning practices to gain PYP candidacy for both schools in China; MYP candidacy for Beanstalk IS in Beijing, and DP candidacy for IS Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with application for PYP candidacy recently submitted for Ramallah Friends School in Palestine.

As an IB educator, I delivered two break-out sessions at the IB Heads Conference in Singapore (2011), participated at the IB Heads Conference in Seville (2009), and have completed several IB workshops.