PODCASTS & WEBINARS
ELEVATING VOICES IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL WORLD
The #ECISStudio is a virtual gathering committed to providing unique insight to current issues that international educators are experiencing. Through discussions with thought-provoking practitioners, attendees will expand their teaching repertoire and actively collaborate and make connections.
The objective of the #ECISStudio is to elevate the voices of the international community by showcasing diverse voices and perspectives. The #ECISStudio facilitators ensure that each session concludes with a clear and immediate takeaways…and a bit of fun along the way!
Plus, we will share inspirational reads via the Studio Book Club.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini is the Lead Facilitator and Trainer for the ECIS. For over a decade, she has been a trainer for both the ECIS Middle Leaders Certificate Programme and the Principals’ Training Center (PTC). Nancy is one of the network leaders for @WomenEdLux and is the Chair of the ECIS “Women in Education” Special Interest Group.
For Learning2 Europe, she serves as a mentor/coach and supports with the organisation of conferences. With over 35 years of experience in education (including as a Middle School teacher for 24 years), Nancy’s previous roles include Head of Community Relations at the International School of Luxembourg, Assistant Principal responsible for Teaching & Learning and Professional Learning, and Chair of the ECIS Curriculum and Assessment Committee.
Until recently, Sarah Kupke was the Head of the Sindelfingen Campus at the International School of Stuttgart. Before moving to Germany in 1990, she taught in primary, secondary and special education as well as teaching undergraduate education at the Froebel College in London, UK. Sarah has worked with Debra Rader, to lead Intercultural Understanding institutes since 2019. Passionate about the learning process, Sarah believes that intercultural understanding is vital to our appreciation of one another. Mutual respect, a genuine interest in each other, the ability to empathise and show compassion are attitudes and values that we continue to learn throughout our lives and need to be intentionally taught in schools as well as in the home.
Kam Chohan joined ECIS in February 2018 as Chief Operating Officer and became Executive Director in August 2020. With an impressive background in education and leadership, Kam is a learning leader and brings insight, wisdom, and compassion to the role. She has demonstrated the ability to build meaningful, lasting relationships that contribute to personal and organisational development and improvement. Kam is a passionate educator and enjoyed lecturing in mathematics and business.
She holds qualifications and experience in Leadership and Professional Development. As an example of her commitment to student learning, Kam worked with the UK Government’s Behaviour Insights Team to apply the Nudge Theory to improve student outcomes on a national level. As Chief Operating Officer for ECIS, Kam demonstrated, high aptitude for financial reporting, forecasting, analytical ability, scenario analysis, and financial implications of business and educational models. Kam is committed to social justice and equity through diversity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding in international education.