Cindy loved working with people from different cultures and being creative with language. During this period she worked together with the Belgian government to design a language project for illiterate adults looking for work.
Cindy missed teaching children and in her free time she earned a Bachelor’s in Primary Education. In January 2014 she came to Shanghai after her husband was offered a teaching job in Secondary. Shortly after arriving Cindy was offered the opportunity to provide supply teaching cover at BISS, mainly teaching Dutch and EAL in Key Stage 2. She worked for the Early Years Department teaching English during Summer School and became a full time Pre Nursery teacher. This year she was offered a job in the Dutch Department, teaching her native language to younger children.
Cindy loves exploring new horizons. She and her husband share the same passion for travelling. When their two children were born they started taking them along on their adventurous journeys. Cindy loves cycling, running and hiking outdoors, but most of all she likes challenging herself to become a better person, mum and teacher by broadening her interests and opening herself up to new impulses and ideas. Her belief is that learning is a lifelong process.