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Aroma Pannu

International Schools Riau

PT. Chevron Pacific Indonesia

Pekanbaru, 28271-Indonesia

62 761 946466

Email- aromapannu@isriau.org

Blog- http://www.coetail.com/aromapannu/

Linkedin- http://www.linkedin.com/pub/aroma-pannu/23/aaa/98b



My objective is to gain teaching and leadership opportunities, and to work at a world-class school focused on developing well-balanced and rounded global citizens.  I envision myself as part of an inspiring and passionate learning community where continual growth, integrity, critical thinking, reflection, respect and purposeful contributions are encouraged.  I aspire to fulfill a role whereby I can help make learning real, meaningful and ‘sticky.’  In such a role, I believe it is my responsibility to understand the needs of individual students, collaborate with different stakeholders, research and advocate for best practices, see the connections between different learning and developmental areas, mentor, and create a safe, learning environment where all students can develop to their fullest potential.



Citizenship:  Canadian

Martial Status:  Married to Joe Murphy -a Middle and High School Counselor and Social Studies Teacher.

Children:  Three.



2009-2011                  Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Arkansas State University, USA

1996-1997                  Elementary Certification (B.Ed.)

University of Ottawa, Canada

1992-1996                  Liberal Arts (B.A.)

Early Childhood Education, Special Education, English

Simon Fraser University, Canada



2011-2012                  COETAIL Graduate Certificate

Educational Technology and Informational Literacy

Buffalo State University, USA


June 2012                  Adaptive Schools Facilitation Training


Sept 2011                   Upgrading Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment with Digital Tools

Partnership for 21st Century Skills


July 2012                    Handwriting Without Tears (PK to Grade 5 Teacher Training)




2009 – Present           Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

                                          International Schools Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia

Extra-curricular:       Student Council Sponsor, Spirit Team Sponsor, Community Fundraiser Sponsor, Music and Movement, Swimming.


2007 – 2009                P.E. Teacher- Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Part Time)

                                         Cairo American College, Cairo, Egypt

Extra-curricular:       Music and movement program for young children.


2004 – 2007                On-call Substitute Teacher

                                         Cairo American College, Cairo, Egypt

Extra-curricular:       Music and movement program for young children.


1997-2004                  Elementary Teacher: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten,

                                        American School of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Extra-curricular:       Director Middle School Drama, Co-Director High School Drama.




2010-2012                  Administrative Intern

                                       International Schools Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia


  • Accreditation For Growth and Strategic Planning
    • WASC Team Leader:  Facilitated a team to evaluate, identify and develop action plans related to School Organization.
    • Worked within committees to implement the following action plans from the Accreditation for Growth process
      •  Develop the Mission, Vision and Values for International Schools Riau.
      • Develop and embed the Expected Student Learning Results Preschool- Grade 8.
      • Develop, implement, and evaluate an yearly curriculum review process.
      • Develop a process and rubric to evaluate teacher growth in the area of curriculum mapping.
  • Evaluated whole-staff professional development initiatives, generating data to guide future professional development activities.
  • Improved Looking for Learning protocol for reflection and feedback on student learning.
  • Created School Calendars, Class schedules, and Faculty Professional Development Schedules.
  • Wrote and published Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Parent handbook.
  • Reviewed and updated faculty and student handbooks.
  • Reviewed and supported new teacher orientation process.
  • Member of Technology Strategic Planning Team.
  • Collaboratively reviewed the instructional programs and resources in the Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten grades and reflected on their effectiveness.


  • Curriculum And Assessment
    • Researched and facilitated adoption of the Preschool and Pre- Kindergarten Standards.
    • Re-wrote adopted Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten standards and benchmarks to best meet the needs of ISR students.
    • Aligned Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten standards horizontally.
    • Designed and adopted a developmental continuum based Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten report card.
    • Identified and implemented researched-based instructional practices and programs in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten to enhance teaching and student learning.
    • Designed and implemented an effective and efficient Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten schedule to maximize the best use of available instructional time.
    • Developed systems to maintain accurate and updated curricular documents to guide planning, teaching and assessment of student learning.
    • Facilitated school-wide adoption of Student Led Conferences.
    • Established protocols for the implementation of Student Led Conferences.
    • Piloted and facilitated school-wide adoption of handwriting program.
    • Piloted use of ipads to enhance student learning and collaborated with technology facilitator for school-wide adoption.
  • Faculty In-service

Supported professional learning for all members of the faculty by delivering training in the following areas:

  • Developing collaborative professional learning communities using Adaptive Schools Framework.
  • Student Led Conferences and student portfolios.
  • Handwriting Without Tears.
  • Building 21st Century Learning Skills using Technology.



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