I was born in Treviso in 1967. I graduated in Law from the University of Parma and I have since become a professional jazz saxophonist. After two years of forensic practice, I decided to pursue the profession of musician and started teaching Law and Economics at Collegio Vescovile Pio X, the same one I attended after classical high school.
Since 2002, I have written textbooks on Law and Political Economics for ParaMond, now Pearson Italia, with over ten publications on these subjects. In 2013, I started Pio X International, a four-year International school leading to the prestigious IB International Diploma , recognized worldwide, including Italy. In January 2016 I took the role of Head of School at H-International School.
A revolutionary environment that fosters the confrontation of some fundamental paradigms in one's life: education, training, and professional and career development.
After graduating in Humanities at the University of Padua and having completed a research study in the UK, I realised that my true passion was being a teacher, and in 2001 I joined our school, teaching across EYFS and Elementary for over fifteen years.
I have the privilege to work in alliance with the families, the teachers and all the stakeholders of our school to help our students discover their potential and find those skills that will enable them to meet their future challenges with courage and grace.
Having worked in both Primary and Secondary education for over 15 years and having experienced a multitude of scholastic and cultural environments, I firmly believe that we must invest wholeheartedly in our children to ensure they are prepared for a future that heralds unprecedented change. To that end, I see the school’s proactive pursuit of International Baccalaureate authorisation as a very welcome development in the growth of the school and its mission. The IB Middle Years Programme takes traditional didactic philosophy and turns it on its head, making the student as a lifelong learner the primary focus. For the students, and for me, I think this is an exciting and pivotal period, and one that we can should all relish as we continue our bold adventure into the Information Age and beyond.
I have always had a genuine great passion for languages and education. This is why I devoted my university studies to English with a degree on Foreign Languages for International Communication, subsequently specializing on education. The PYP programme fascinated me right from the start because it focuses on the child as a student but also as a person and future citizen of the world. I love the students and their continuing ability to amaze me. It is an honor to be in this role.
After teaching Mathematics in Cape Town and then in the United Kingdom, I was introduced to International teaching at International Baccalaureate (IB) schools and found myself teaching at an IB International School in Uganda. Immediately, I grew to love the Middle Years Programme (MYP) offered there and became passionate to teach Mathematics using the Middle Years Programme curriculum. After teaching in Uganda for 4 years, I came to Italy to teach Mathematics and to continue the IB Middle Years Programme. I jumped at the opportunity of being the MYP Coordinator because of the passion I have for the programme.
IB MYP develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. This is a critical period in the development of young people and the MYP not only help motivate students, but also assist them in being successful beyond the classroom.