Dr. Tina Stephenson-Chin – Executive Director of Pedagogy
Currently Director of Pedagogy for the EtonHouse International Education Group and based in Singapore, Tina supports EtonHouse schools across the region. Dr. Stephenson-Chin She is also Director of Reggio Emilia Asia for Children (REACH) and oversees a range of professional development initiatives for education practitioners both within and outside the EtonHouse Group.
Tina has been an active contributor to popular and academic publications, in Canada and Asia, on a range of behavioural and education issues for the past 15 years. She was previously Senior Lecturer for Middlesex University London and Open University Hong Kong in teacher qualification granting programmes including their Honours B.A. in Early Childhood Studies – the only bachelor’s degree in education from a foreign institution fully-accredited in Hong Kong.
She holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership (International Education) from the University of Western Ontario in Canada which is recognized by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). Her research work focused on international schools undergoing nationalized quality assurance processes.
Dr. Junko Cancemi – Curriculum Advisor
Her engagement in the field of Early Childhood Education in an international school context spans 30 years in Japan, with work experiences in both teaching and leadership roles. She received her Doctorate of Education, EdD from the University of Bath, UK. Her research interest rests with how children learn from a social constructivist perspective with an unyielding belief in the capabilities of young children. She continues to seek and to be inspired by the fresh outlook of the minds and messages of children, and how they might help adults to reframe “worlds” and “words” to construct spaces for learning for speakers of every conceivable language and for each encounter across the life span.
Regina Lee – Curriculum Coordinator
Originally from Indonesia and bred in Australia, Regina grew up in a trilingual environment. She believes in the importance of picking up one or more foreign languages from early age as it helps develop cognitive skills and helps brain development. As an educator with more than 12 years of experience, she has a strong belief that teachers are lifelong learners and we can always learn from people of all ages including young children.