Administration and Academic Staff:
Our pilot program will be managed and organized by the staff of Research Institute on Turkey. Our academic staff includes two experienced teachers from Turkey:
Born and raised in Istanbul, Badem Birimli graduated from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Teaching Department in 2003. She completed her MA in Applied Psychology at Istanbul Ticaret University. During her 14 years as a teacher, she worked 9 years at Terakki Vakfi Scools in Istanbul. She completed certificate programs in IB-PYP, learning by critical thinking, GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science) and differentiated education fields. She also worked towards bringing these concepts and adapting them to the existing curriculums. She joined SAE Beyoglu Film and Animation workshops between 2010-2012. She moved to New York in 2017. She continues her animation works.
Born and raised in Ankara, Seçil Koman graduated from Atatürk University Education Faculty, Teaching Department in 2003. After graduation, she completed a program in teaching for mentally disabled. She volunteered in rehabilitation centers in Ankara for two years. After moving to Istanbul, she worked as a classroom teacher at IB-PYP Schools. 12 years as a teacher, she worked 5 years at Terakki Vakfi Schools. During her time at Terakki, she joined several IB-PYP symposiums. In her teaching career, she joined certificate programs in differentiated teaching and teaching technologies. She made presentations during Spring Teaching Conference and Best Examples in Teaching events. She moved to New York in 2017 to continue her education in English and in arts.