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Staff Profile: Karen Hanratty

Bachelor of Education in Science and Education – West Sussex Institute of Higher Education

Diploma in Advanced Educational Studies – Mentorship – West Sussex Institute of Higher Education


Mrs. Karen Hanratty was born and educated in the UK.  A career educationalist, she started teaching in 1983, following completion of a Bachelor of Education degree. 

After 12 years in England, her teaching career took her overseas, covering a range of leadership, inspection and advisory roles in the Middle East and SE Asia.  She held senior leadership positions at Latifa School for Girls, Dubai, and Harrow International School, Bangkok, before taking on the role of Founding Head of Primary at BIS Hanoi in 2012.  Since that time, she was Principal of Nord Anglia School, Jakarta.  Being fully trained in school inspection, Karen also uses her wealth of experience to assist other schools to reach high standards and achieve the best possible outcomes for students. 

In her spare time, Karen loves to read, cook, garden and travel. 

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