Amanda Murdoch joins the Omololu team from Canada where she taught pre-kindergarten to grade six for nine years as both a classroom and special education teacher. She has three university degrees, in Social Work, Theatre and Film and Primary Education. Following her teaching degree, she also went to university for six years in the summer to obtain her specialist degrees in Early Literacy and Special Education. This past year, she was promoted to the school board level and worked as a Pedagogical Consultant in Special Education. Although she enjoyed her position as a consultant, she decided to follow her dream of teaching in an international school.
Amanda is thrilled to be part of the OIS family and shares the Omololu’s educational values in respecting the uniqueness and diversity of students while supporting them in achieving their full potential as learners and fostering success for all. Amanda believes every child is unique and she employs a variety of teaching strategies to address the many different learning styles, intelligences, strengths and challenges of her students. She believes that it is her responsibility to create a learning environment in which students can achieve their full potential. She provides a classroom which is safe, secure, stimulating and organized to allow students the freedom to learn, grow and explore. She strongly believes that the goal of education should be to maximize the growth of her students while creating a lifelong love of learning.
“Students are not empty vessels to be filled, but flames to be lit.”