Hello, I’m Carolyn, and I am proud to be a teacher at Benedetto XV International School. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, I bring a diverse academic background and a passion for education. I hold a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S. with high honors in Global Environmental Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Chemical Oceanography.
With my educational journey spanning various subjects, I have gained valuable teaching experience in English, Science, Math, and Oceanography across different educational levels, from preschool to university. I am particularly passionate about Ocean Literacy, having completed a special training course with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. Additionally, I have a strong understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on SDG14, which pertains to “Life Below Water.”
Prior to joining Benedetto XV International School, I served as the educational director of the MuMa Museum of the Sea in Milazzo, Sicily. This role allowed me to further enrich my knowledge and passion for teaching. Currently, I teach Maths and Science in the primary school for Year 5 and 6, as well as Science in the Middle School.
Outside of the classroom, I am a proud mother to my daughter. In my free time, I enjoy immersing myself in literature and exploring the breathtaking corners of Italy.
I am dedicated to fostering a love for learning, scientific inquiry, and environmental awareness in my students. Through engaging lessons and hands-on experiences, I aim to inspire the next generation to become responsible global citizens who are conscious of the importance of our oceans and the sustainable development of our world.