Maureen Birdsell is now QUIPS Director of Learning. From Day 1 of QUIPS she was a Lead teacher for several Programs, namely Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.
Although she began her working career as a marketing professional with Ford Motor Company, she switched tracks to teach children when her own now 19-year-old was a pre-schooler. She taught 3-6 year olds for over 10 years in the United States prior to her and her family’s decision to move overseas. In recent years Maureen has gained specialisation in literacy and was the Reading Specialist at her previous employer’s Columbia Academy Preschool here in Singapore. She began the first class here at QUIPS and has run a very successful inquiry-based learning program where children have been abuzz with activity and learning!
Maureen is starting her 13th year here in Singapore and has 3 children. Megan, her oldest graduated from University in Texas studying Special Education. Abi is is studying Marine Science in the USA and her 21 year old son, Ian, is in his last year in University studying IT.