International Baccalaureate (IB) Director
Addie Addie strongly feels that students should be given opportunities to relate their learning and critical thinking skills to social challenges and problems outside the school walls. She believes that students should feel empowered and become independent through inquiry, problems solving, and working with their peers. She believes in celebrating the cultural differences between students and encouraging students to try new and exciting experiences.
Addie is from Detroit, Michigan and received her undergraduate degree in teaching with an emphasis in social sciences from Eastern Kentucky University. While teaching history and geography at the Middle School and High School levels, she developed a passion for teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL). Addie holds a Master’s degree in Teaching, with a focus English as a Second Language (TESOL) from Western Governor’s University in Utah. This is her sixth year at ISNS; she has taught English courses, was the Director of the ESL/EAL program and the MYP Coordinator for two years. Addie is excited to be part of the growth and change at ISNS as the IB Director, and is looking forward to a great year!