Susan McKinney

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WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?

I have an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of California at San Diego. After teaching for over twenty years, I served as the Principal of two elementary schools and one high school in the U.S.

NAME THREE THINGS YOU INTEND TO ACHIEVE AT OIS

  • Nurture an educational community that has both high academic standards and compassionate values.

  • Be part of a collaborative effort among our students, faculty and parents that gives back to the world and encourages curiosity and social activism.

  • Create an environment where it is acceptable to take risks and make mistakes.

SHARE ONE MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM OIS

My favourite time each day is in the mornings when I am outside with our children as they arrive at school. That thirty minutes on the playground sets my mood for the rest of the day because they make me laugh and pause with wonder at the original thoughts that roam around in their remarkable little heads. What a gift!

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