Erin is a Canadian certified schoolteacher of 25 years with 19 years international experience and 17 years IB Primary Years Program (PYP) experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University College of Cape Breton, her Bachelor of Education in Nova Scotia Teachers College, and her Bachelor of Arts Psychology Major in Mount Saint Vincent University in Truro Nova Scotia.
She is enthusiastic, creative, and passionate about teaching through all primary levels; however, she has a particular interest in teaching Kindergarten and Early years. She is committed to the standards and practices of the PYP, and feel they align with quality national curriculum worldwide.
Erin enjoys working in close collaboration with other teaching staff to foster a supportive school environment and ensure that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging, and significant. Singing, playing the classical piano, acting, and studying exotic animals are few of the things she is passionate about.
Shalini obtained her Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning & Development from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. In 2014, Shalini furthered her education and received a Master of Science in Education from the State University of New York as part of the program that was conducted in a Host School in Dubai.
Shalini has been in the UAE since 1996 and has over two decades of experience that she brings with her to Clarion.
During her early years, Shalini worked on campus throughout undergraduate years to help finance education. She is widely travelled and is keen on outdoor sport activities. Shalini is proficient in Hindi, basic French, and Malay. She loves Zumba & Yoga and an accomplished first ‘challenging’ trek in India in 2017!
She is raising two fantastic kids…and a Chihuahua!