Ms Kerry Gittins

Head of Library

Full name:  Mrs Kerry Gittins

Nationality:  Australian

Position at Renaissance:  Head of Library

Education and Qualifications: Diploma in Music Education (4 year trained), Certificate in Orff/Schulwerk, Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching in international schools for over 30 years and have lived and worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Germany and Switzerland. I have been a teacher librarian for over 10 years.

Professional Accomplishments: Developed and written music and library curricula, written and produced school musicals, directed school choirs and madrigal groups, helped facilitate extracurricular service learning activities which led to the building of a school for young cancer patients in Sri Lanka and the building of 5 preschools in southern Sri Lanka after the Tsunami there in 2004, technology coach in Primary schools and workshop presenter at LKSW 2017 and EduTech Asia 2018.

Description: This is my second time in Vietnam after living here before from 1993 to 1996 and I am really enjoying being back. My husband and I have two children who were six and one years old when we left the first time and they are now 28 and 23 years old. It has been wonderful to have them come visit and experience this fantastic country as a family again and I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work as Head of Library at Renaissance.