Introducing Ellen Alquist, our new IB Coordinator! As one of the original authors of the IB PYP in Germany during the 1990’s, Ellen brings a unique perspective and understanding of the program and its philosophy to our school. She writes:
“What a pleasure it is to be at a newly authorized PYP school! The excitement, joy, and sense of accomplishment of the school is evident and very much deserved. I am so fortunate to have found Wade King Elementary School! During a trip to the dentist in my new town last March, I was regaled with stories of this great school with an interesting program – the Primary Years Program of the IB. I almost swallowed the suction tube! I knew about the PYP because it had been my privilege to be involved with the PYP from its inception. I was charmed to hear that such a school was close by! I was doubly enthused to learn that there was an opportunity to work at the school and jumped at the chance to become a part of this continuing good work.
I look forward to meeting all of you! Please feel free to introduce yourself at any time and ask any questions you have about the program, the next steps, or what the future holds for the PYP. I live for inquiries!