Mary Jo Hoffman is from Windsor, Ontario (Canada). She holds a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature and has over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience at Secondary school level. In addition to being part of the inception and building of the English IB Programme at her Canadian school over ten years ago, Mary Jo is also an IB examiner (HL- Orals) and MYP Building Quality Curriculum Reviewer. Mary Jo combines her love of teaching with travelling and has taught in the Czech Republic, Australia and, most recently, Germany which inspired her to seek out other European IB opportunities.
Mary Jo enjoys going to the cinema, sitting in cafés reading books, walking through new neighbourhoods, and learning about new people and places. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Mary Jo believes that young people deserve teachers who remain inspired by both their subject matter and their students; she encourages a warm and supportive classroom atmosphere which encourages the respectful exchange of ideas and will lead to a lifetime love of learning. She is excited to join the staff at La Côte International School Aubonne.