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Ann O’ Brien

Ann O'Brien

Art Teacher

Ann has taught Art, Design and Art History for over twenty years, with experience teaching students at the Secondary and University level across Europe and the Middle East.

As a lifelong learner, Ann is currently studying for her PhD in Creativity in Education.

She has a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning, BAs in Fine Art Painting, Art and Design textiles and also higher diplomas in Art History, the History of European Painting, Interior Design, and IB MYP / DP certifications.

Ann’s skill set is multi-disciplinary, with experience as Head of Art Departments for Primary, Secondary and Diploma Programme levels. She successfully ran and coordinated the IB MYP / DP, and British Arts curriculum, and is experienced in aligning assessments and developing portfolio models.

Ann believes in self-directed student centred learning, leading to the production of quality work that encourages students to continue their studies in the area of Art and Design at the University level.

She has chosen to move to NAIS Pudong to fulfil a lifelong ambition of working in Asia and experiencing a new culture and environment.

In an age where educators are at the forefront of students' education and future, Ann believes that Art education and creativity is crucial in the development of all design growth. Evoking creativity in students helps them to become lateral thinkers and creative designers, allowing them to achieve academic goals and full career potential.