The school suspension period brings many challenges to families to balance the demands of their child's online learning with their busy lives. Experienced educators from Stamford American School Hong Kong, Ms. Karrie Dietz, Ms. Rose Chambers and Ms. Mia Nortje will provide parents helpful tips to support their child's online learning and emotional well-being. The links between student, school and parent or guardian are vital for student success. This month, a close parent/school partnership will be an essential element of your child’s learning journey. The session will address common challenges and offer practical strategies for families, followed by a Q&A session with all three experts on-hand to assist parents.

Date: Mar 3 (Tues), 2020

Time: 1 - 2 pm

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Our Speakers

Karrie Dietz

Head of School

Karrie Dietz

Karrie leads Stamford American School - Hong Kong with more than 25 years of teaching and school leadership experience in 5 countries. Karrie served as a Principal at Stamford's sister campus, Stamford American International School in Singapore. In this role, she was instrumental in implementing digital literacy programs and managing the development of language programs, including Stamford Singapore's Mandarin/English Bilingual Program, Since Stamford opening in 2017, Karrie has been committed to building a caring community and a strong partnership with parents. 

Karrie has a Master of Arts in Education from Hamline University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from St. Catherine University, both located in Minnesota. She also holds an International School Leadership Certificate from the Principals' Training Center in America and an Executive Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University.

Rose Chambers

Lower School Principal

Rose Chambers

Rose served as Stamford's Lower Elementary Coordinator and taught Pre-primary at Stamford during our first academic year. Originally from New Zealand, Rose has been teaching internationally for over 15 years at schools in Japan, China, and Guatemala. She is highly experienced in early childhood teaching and is a specialist in Reading and Writing Workshop, STEM and EAL. Rose is passionate about educating globally-minded students and preparing them for their future through Stamford's innovative educational practices. Rose has a Masters of International Education from Framingham State University, USA.

Mia Nortje

School Counselor

Mia Nortje

Mia joined Stamford with over 15 years of international teaching experience in South Africa, Botswana and Mauritius. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Education, an Honor's degree in Educational Psychology and is completing her Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Mia has a background of extensive international experience as a teacher, lecturer, student support educator, coordinator and psychologist. Mia is instrumental in supporting the Second Step program at Stamford and providing in-house support for our student's emotional well-being.