Meet Our Teachers

Anna Smibert
Calgary, Canada

My name is Anna Smibert, and I think I am very lucky indeed. I graduated from the University of Calgary in Canada with Bachelor of Education degree, and later earned an Early Childhood Education diploma. It has been my fortune to spend my entire career doing something that I love – teaching Pre-Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6. I have been a teacher librarian, an Early Literacy Lead teacher, a Reading Recovery teacher, and briefly served as Acting Assistant Principal. And now, I have the special opportunity to work with children at CLC, teaching English language learners. I think I am very lucky indeed!

Brenda Doucette
Ontario, Canada

Brenda received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Ontario. She proceeded to obtain her Primary Specialist. Her career has encompassed Artistic Director for the London School of the Arts, Division Coordinator for the Toronto Science Center, Principal for the Scarborough Board of Education, Primary Consultant for the Sudbury Board of Education and administrative duties for the Macao International Summer School. She continues to enjoy her teaching experiences and living in Macao.

Cheryl Bigelow
Boston, USA

Ms. Cheryl comes to CLC as a US citizen, born and raised in the Boston area. Her teaching experience began 20 years ago with her own children, homeschooled from Grades K-12. After moving to Taiwan 12 years ago, Cheryl furthered her experience and qualifications with Advanced TESOL Methodology Courses from CIE/Bircham University, classroom teaching of ESL at Jump Start and McGeorge Institute as well as tutoring students of all ages individually. Most recently, Ms. Cheryl's ESL experience includes 5 years at Zhuhai Beida Superstar Experimental School where she was the only foreign teacher responsible for Grades K-8, developing her own curriculum. Her motivating teaching style invigorates the class and brings English to life in her students

Chyrelanne Kuipers
Vancouver, Canada

My name is Chyrelanne Kuipers and I am very lucky to have taught and travel in many parts of the world. I was born in London Ontario, raised in Vancouver BC and lived in Red Deer Alberta for many years. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education and I received my Bachelor of Education from University of Alberta. I have taught overseas in four different countries: including Innisfail, Alberta, Belize Central America and Renmark, Australia. Currently, I am a Grade 6 Teacher at the International School of Macao. I am very happy to be tutoring here at the Canadian Learning Centre.

Janice Pickard
Oxford, UK & Calgary, Canada

My name is Janice Pickard and I was born in Scotland, raised in Hong Kong and lived in Canada for many years. I attended Oxford University in England and University of Calgary in Canada where I earned a Bachelor of Education majoring in English. I have taught Adult English classes at University of Calgary and High School classes in Canada. At present, I am a Senior High School English teacher at the International School of Macao.

Sandi Reis
Manitoba, Canada

My name is Sandi Reis and I am from Vancouver Island in Canada. I have lived in Macau for 3 years with my husband Tiberio, and we both really enjoy living here. I am currently teaching grade three at TIS. I earned my Bachelor of Education degree majoring in Early Childhood Education and my Master of Education degree majoring in Leadership. I am very happy to be teaching at CLC.

Trevor Poole
Manitoba, Canada

Trevor Poole was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has lived in Macau for two years. Over the past nine years he has enjoyed teaching opportunities with students, Grades 4 to 9, including some multi-grade classrooms. Mr. Poole earned a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and a Bachelor of Education from Brandon University (Canada). He is currently also an educator at The International School of Macao.

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Macao - Taipa Centre
Rua Fernao Mendes
Pinto No. 102
Chuen Yuet Garden "A" R/C
Taipa, Macao
Tel: +853 2882 7710

Macao - Taipa Centre
Canadian Learning Centre
Rua Fernao Mendes Pinto No. 102
Chuen Yuet Garden "A" R/C
Taipa, Macao
T: +853 2882 7710