Kate O’Connell

Kate O’Connell

Steering Committee Member, Compass Trainer

Kate O’Connell is a passionate educator and learner with 22 years of classroom experience, 17 years of teacher leadership experience, and now is in her 2nd year of leading an international school as a Principal. She has taught a variety of age levels including: 4 year olds, 5 year olds, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 and 7th Grade Science.

Kate is persuing a Certificate of School Management and Leadership through Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Kate is originally from the United States and has taught both at home and abroad in China, Tanzania, Thailand and Cambodia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Elementary Education in 1995 and her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction in 2001 also from Michigan State University.

Kate is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Workshop Leader and also leads other workshops including Compass Education. Kate regularly leads workshops for teachers throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. Online she has coached courses through Harvard Graduate School of Education’s WIDE World.