From the UK, I am currently a Grade 3 Classroom teacher and Grade Level Leader at UNIS Hanoi. I have taught internationally for over 30 years in the U.A.E., Sultanate of Oman, Germany and now Vietnam. Most of my experience has been in lower elementary/primary and with the IB’s Primary Years Programme. Collaboration, connection and community are my “must haves” in education. I believe that building trust within a class and within associated teams (parents, support staff and administrators) is key to students’ learning progress.