Model UN is the ultimate social studies simulation. So, as a history teacher, it's no wonder I'm a big fan of this powerful model of global issue problem-solving and conflict resolution. As an English teacher, I'm also enamored by the deep reading and research MUN requires, the academic writing, the inference-making, the perspective-taking, the public speaking, as well as the powerful motivator of a peer audience.
I am the Middle School MUN Coordinator at Taipei American School. Born and raised in Australia, I have worked as an international educator in Asia for over fifteen years, delivering MUN programs through a variety of models: as an integrated subject in the core curriculum, as part of an advisory program, as a co-curricular program, as well as via the THIMUN O-MUN (Online MUN) program. I have coached delegates and student leaders for both middle school and upper school MUN conferences in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States; and one of the highlights of my MUN year is hosting our own Taipei American School Junior Conference: TASMUN.
My passion is for developing MUN communities - building middle school programs that complement and enhance upper school programs through mentoring networks. That's why I am proudly assisting Lisa Martin with the development of jrO-MUN, the partner program to THIMUN Online MUN.