Moving from the endless prairies of central Canada to the endless neon lights of central Tokyo does not seem like a natural shift. Yet for me, throughout the last 15 years, it is precisely what has transpired. After stops in Bray, Ireland and Montreal, Canada, I knew that I wanted to not only be a teacher, but one in an international environment. Seisen International School has afforded me that opportunity.
Since my arrival at Seisen three years ago, I have been impressed with the students’ desire to not only make Seisen a better place to be, but the world outside the school’s boundaries, too. Aside from being a middle school homeroom and a high school English teacher, I have worked with the Student Council (StuCo) for the past couple years, and I have consistently seen the students display the risk-taking, principled, open-minded, and reflective qualities that we value in an IB world school.
Seisen students are a force for positive change, and I have witnessed the school be a place where the girls can tackle individual projects or work as part of a team to accomplish the goals they strive for. If the students can be leaders at Seisen today, they can be leaders in the world tomorrow.
My daughter is a kindergarten student at Seisen, and I want her to be able to develop her mind, body, and spirit into the best person she can possibly be. I feel she is at the right school to ensure this happens.