PYP Co-ordinator

Erica Hirsch

I began my teaching career teaching math and science in China at a Canadian offshore high school. I fell in love with the international community and have now been working at international schools ever since. I have had the privilege of teaching a variety of grades in elementary school including grades one through four, and enjoy helping children develop a love of learning.

My first year as PYP Co-ordinator coincided with the publishing of the IB PYP Enhanced Curriculum. Leading the implementation of this highly anticipated document added to the excitement of my new position. Agency is a key word within the Enhanced Curriculum, which you may also have noticed as you researched the Programme. Within the PYP, agency is an enhancement that focuses on all members of the community taking meaningful and international action, supporting voice, choice and ownership.