Erin is an American educator who has spent the last 25 years studying education and teaching practices. After university Erin explored the world and catalogued teaching ideas and styles in such places as China, Japan, India, New Zealand, and Guatemala. Upon returning to the United States, she obtained her Master’s in Education from WNMU and an Lower Elementary Endorsement from the North American Montessori Center. Expanding her own educative literacy, Erin taught in New Mexico, Hawaii, and Montana. Erin also reached further into the education panoply and spent a year on a personal professional development journey teaching in West Hebron, Palestine with Partners for Sustainable Development and training teachers in the Bugesara District of Rwanda with CUSO/VSO. Most recently, Erin, worked as Head of Education at the European School of Central Asia (now Bishkek International School) in Kyrgyzstan. Working with other highly qualified teachers in resource scarce environments lead to Erin’s pursuit of professional development strategies that are personalised to each teacher. Erin is currently the Head of Primary and Year 4 teacher at BIST.