The MARIO Board These are the innovators that are driving improvement
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Exploring future pathways for the MARIO Framework

Ayla Reau Victoria Shanghai Academy Ayla is a secondary school learning support teacher currently working in Hong Kong. Ayla previously worked with Philip Bowman and has experience implementing MARIO-based classrooms. Her personal experiences have led to a passion for building resilience and self-efficacy in her students. She constantly works toward creating a learning support classroom and program that helps her students grow in all aspects of life. When not teaching, she enjoys binge-reading books, eating good food, owning far too many plants, and slow mornings with a great cup of coffee. Mike Duly St. Andrews International School Mike started his career in Special Education over thirteen years ago, in the UK, and has a Masters Degree in Special Education from Northampton University. He is currently a High School Learning Support Coordinator and is well known for his focus on student welfare and pastoral care. Mike is active both inside and outside of the classroom and regularly competes in Muay Thai boxing events. Philip Bowman International School Bangkok Philip is the Founder of the MARIO Framework and a committed practitioner and proponent of one-to-one teaching. Outside of the classroom, Philip is a part-time adventurer, divemaster, gamer, photographer and web developer. He loves spending time with his friends and is blessed with a phenomenal wife (who is also a special educator) and two mischievous dogs. Priscilla Leighton Brent International School Manila Priscilla Leighton is a special education leader who advocates for inclusion and putting kids first. Her adventure in the world of special education began in California, where she worked as a Resource Specialist for seven years. Priscilla moved overseas in 2013, after earning her Master’s Degree in Special Education. She is currently a Middle and High School Student Services Coordinator and serves on the Special Education Network and Inclusion Association (SENIA) Executive Board. Priscilla enjoys whisking her husband and two daughters away to travel the world and scuba dive whenever possible. Jacob Ortwein International School Bangkok Jacob was trained as an architect but turned to education mid-career to guide future generations of learners to impact their world. As a design, robotics, engineering educator his goals are to engage students in meaningful learning experiences to promote lifelong learning with creativity and innovation. As a leader, he practices building strong community relationships with students, parents, and colleagues through communication and organization. He enjoys being creative in the workshop and the great outdoors. Jerome (Jay) Lingo American International School of Johannesburg Jerome Lingo, MS. Ed., is a learning support teacher advocating for students' needs around the world. Currently, he is working as a middle school learning support teacher in American International School of Johannesburg. Prior to that he was teaching in the International School of Tanganyika, built the first intensive needs program in South America in Academia Cotopaxi, Ecuador and spent seven years in International School Manila in the middle school learning support department. One of the first MARIO Framework adopters, he takes pride in his students' achievements and students' ownership of learning that transcends beyond the learning support classes. Frankie Garbutt St George’s British International School Frankie was brought up bilingually speaking German and English in Germany. Her higher education allowed her to complete degrees in teaching English Studies and History in Germany and the U.K. She completed a MEd in Teaching Studies with a focus on teaching literacy and quickly became a SENCo. Frankie wears many hats and has worked as a Safeguarding Lead trainer, Boarding house tutor, classroom teacher, learning support teacher , SENCo and DSL. Her wide range of interests and responsibilities allow her to effectively support both students and teachers. Apply to Become an Innovator