Peter Joseph Kenny
Reach Education Organization (REO)
I was most fortunate to hire Dr. Kathleen Waller in 2007. I have witnessed her professional curiosity, collaborative spirit and contribution to community pervade all she connects with. Kate is a leading edge professional, elite athlete and a wonderful generous spirit. She is driven to the intellectual development of herself and others as a champion, just as in the sports arena. I endorse her as a high quality person and a leading professional that engages and inspires all she works with. Her consultation and leadership changes thinking, reinforces best practice and lifts morale.
Former student at Vienna International School
Aspiring journalist at City, University of London
Kathleen Waller was my English teacher for the last year of my IB. At a time when I couldn't have needed more support to get through the challenging course, Kathleen offered an unparalleled amount of encouragement, motivation and guidance all while making IB English Literature the most enjoyable class I was taking. She designed a course structure that was equally as creative as it was interactive, where my peers and I bounced off each other's ideas in a warm and welcoming environment that encouraged free thinking. I always felt listened to, validated and understood and I developed a risk-taking attitude towards exploring new ideas in my literature analysis.
Kathleen's love for writing inspired me to develop a similar outlook as I chose to explore higher education in journalism.
TOK Coordinator & English IB MYP & DP Teacher
Renaissance College, Hong Kong
Kate and I taught in opposite classrooms for three years. The resulting cross-pollination led to the most conceptually fertile period of my career! Kate was always able to draw upon a depth of knowledge to make theoretical and pedagogical connections that helped make me a better teacher. She was loved by her students and held in the highest regard by her peers and the IB bigwigs that she was always brushing shoulders with. I'm delighted to hear that she's found a platform to share her approach with international teachers.
Mother Tongue Coordinator & German IB MYP & DP Teacher
Vienna International School
In her workshops for Language teachers at VIS I was able to witness Kate’s outstanding expertise and her many years of experience. Her holistic and hands on approaches to learning and teaching Language and / or Literature are a true inspiration for any colleague and her caring eye for the individual needs of each participant enables her to clearly differentiate and pick people up where they are standing. Kate strongly supports individual participants beyond workshop time and people greatly benefit from her organizational skills and her strong belief in successful interdisciplinary and intercultural networking..
Former Secondary School Principal
Vienna International School
Kate's contribution to the review of language curricula in our school was outstanding. She is one of the clearest thinkers with whom I have ever worked. She not only has a deep understanding of language, but is also able to formulate that into a structure that can be communicated and, most importantly, applied.
Former student at Renaissance College, Hong Kong
London School of Economics graduate
Dr. Waller was my IB English Language and Literature teacher for Two Years. Through her constant encouragement and constructive feedback, English went from being my weakest subject to one of the strongest ones. More significantly, Dr. Waller fundamentally transformed my perspective on English and languages in general. Through her creative and engaging way of teaching, she opened my eyes to the power of languages in our every day lives and inspired my passion for it.
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