Nancy Sanderson Swartz

Country: Palestine
School: Ramallah Friends School

Led teaching teams through program 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); for Middle Years Programme as Interim Principal of Ontario’s first authorized MYP school (1997), and at India’s Kodaikanal School (2006); and as Principal at Kongsberg IS for its first Evaluation of the Primary Years Programme (2009). Also developed teacher capacity and impemented IB teaching and learning practices to gain PYP candidacy for both schools in China; MYP candidacy for Beanstalk IS in Beijing, DP candidacy for IS Twente Enschede in The Netherlands, and submitted the PYP Application for Candidacy for Ramallah Friends School Palestine.

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