Ms. Emmi graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. She has completed a TEFL course and teacher's certification course at the University of Florida. As a teacher, she has taught about 6 years in China, with teaching K-3 and some IB international schools. She looks forward to helping better the students and preparing them for their future endeavors!
Head of Primary Homeroom Teachers, G2-G3
Ms. Brooks is a two-time National Board Certified Teacher and has been teaching for 18 years. In 2017, she was added to the Congressional Record for Teacher of Distinction and also received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. She is a dually certified in K-3 primary education and ESOL. Ms. Brooks attended George Mason University where she received Bachelors degrees in Health Education and Psychology and a Masters of Education degree. As a lead teacher she guided teachers and specialists through the Collaborative Learning Team process to create effective unit plans for Math and Language Arts. She also co-presented with 1st-3rd grade teachers at Virginia Math Teachers Conference and discussed the findings of a collaborative lesson plan study, which was created using vertical alignment. For two years Ms. Brooks was selected to work on her county’s Math Focus group to develop unit plans used by 2nd grade teachers. Ms. Brooks has traveled to Swaziland, Guatemala, Estonia, and Ghana as a volunteer in which she helped young people in their communities and schools.
Head of Homeroom Teachers, G4-G5
Ms. Swanner has been teaching in US and international schools for 12 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, with a Middle Grades English Language Arts Endorsement and a Structured English Immersion Endorsement. She has also received TESOL/TESL Certification from Oxford Seminars and GLOBE certification from the University of Arizona. Her professional honors include receiving the Rotary Club Teacher of the Year award in the United States，as well as volunteering to lead community programs including Girl Scouts, Bowl for Kid’s Sake, and participation in the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Rescue.
*Teachers' names are listed in no particular order.