Aubrey Curran, the Middle School Principal
Dear Parents and Students,
I started at ISPS in 2016, and I am here with my wife, Brenda, who is studying to become an Elementary School teacher. Before coming to Trinidad, I taught Geography and Humanities for several years in my native country, the Netherlands, and in China.
Teaching was not my initial passion. Although I started at the Education Faculty Amsterdam, where I completed a Degree in Teaching Geography, I then focused on getting a Master in Political Sciences (International Affairs). I did start teaching part-time, at this point, and realized I loved education. I haven’t looked back since!
I have worked in MYP schools since 2004. My first taste of MYP was at a bilingual Dutch-English school just south of Amsterdam, where I become the MYP Coordinator in my 3rd year there. I then left to work at a small international school in China, in 2008, the year of the Beijing Olympics, where I become the Middle School Principal. In 2010 I joined a large 3-programme IB school near Shanghai, where I worked as the MYP Coordinator.
Since 2007, I have worked for the IB as an IB Educator. I am in roles such as an MYP workshop leader, MYP Evaluation Team Leader/Member as well as an MYP consultant. I have presented at the IB Regional Conference in 2015 on the topic of ‘Creating a Culture of Reflective Practitioners’.
I am very happy to be in Trinidad, working at the International School of Port of Spain, looking to help the school move forward in the best possible way. Education is a constantly optimistic profession, especially in an IB World School aiming to mold students from over many different nations into global citizens and lifelong learners. All the work we do in Middle School and in the MYP culminates when students succeed in dreaming up, developing ideas into designs, planning for, create and evaluate the MYP Personal Project. That’s when we know we have done the right thing in Middle School!
Please feel free to contact me for any further information.
Mr. Aubrey Curran
Middle School Principal