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Paola Leyson

International Schools Research Coordinator

Before joining ISC Research, I worked for international schools in Qatar, mainly in admissions and administrative support. I also had experience working for an oil & gas company and an advertising company. I lived in Qatar for 11 years and I’m now back in my home country, the Philippines. I’m glad to be part of ISC as International Schools Research Coordinator.

As a working mom of two kids, I spend my free time bonding with them. My family enjoys watching Marvel movies and personally I like period dramas. We also love dining out and traveling.


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Integrating maths and design through robotics
Integrating maths and design through robotics

Irina Mach discusses how, for the second year in a row, grade 8 students at Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) have engaged in an interdisciplinary unit (IDU) that integrates maths and design through robotics. Read more

Building bridges through intergenerational learning
Building bridges through intergenerational learning

Jade Amalou outlines the intergenerational initiative implemented at Ma Kindy International School that emphasises community partnership. Read more

The Bubble
The Bubble

Our students were living in a bubble, largely isolated from the local culture and language. Rwandan Culture Week was the moment I decided something had to change. We were spending only a week celebrating the culture we are lucky enough to live in every single day. Lauren Jones recalls how her school has blossomed to implement the local culture into its school curriculum and ethos. Read more


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