The International Educator (TIE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shwetangna Chakrabarty in the role of Editor starting June 2022. She will join Joel Llaban, Doline Ndorimana, Bambi Betts, Kristen McConnell, Brittany Betts, and editorial assistant Courtney Primus who comprise the TIE editorial committee.
Shwetangna Chakrabarty is an international educator, author, and proud AIELOC (Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color) member currently working in Guangzhou, China. She has 16 years of experience teaching internationally. She has held multiple positions as an international educator; senior leadership team member, curriculum coordinator, university counsellor, capstone/research project manager, CIS/NEASC accreditation coordinator, IB examiner, IBEN programme leader, TIE/IB blogger and classroom teacher. She is an alumnus of The University of Nottingham and The University of People where she completed PGCE(I) and Master of Education (M. Ed). She holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education and Computer Application from universities in India. She is also a certified college counselor. She has toured over 60 universities across the world. She has worked in five countries spanning two continents, lived in six countries, and taught three different curricula.
This rich experience gives her a unique insight into international education, its reach and its impact on shaping the future of the world. She is passionate about developing a culture of internationalism and being a change-maker and thought leader in international education. She has actively worked for equality and equity in international work environments and presented at multiple global conferences. She believes in excellence and innovation in all aspects of education and these values are her guiding light as a leader and educator. She actively volunteers for capacity building and raising awareness for equity in education.
Her parents, an Indian army doctor and a high school teacher, have been her most influential life coaches. They taught her how to overcome challenges and take risks. From her early school life, where she stood up against bullying in a foreign country to the time when she took the risk of scaling the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro and deep diving into the Indian Ocean, she has learned that challenges are actually hidden opportunities. She enjoys working with a diverse community of people as she values the learning experience that every individual contributes to the other. In her own words, “the best way to teach is to learn first.”
The TIE team could not be more proud to welcome Shwetangna on board where she will be a valuable leader for our editorial committee in continuing to work towards its mission. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brittany Betts is the Director of The International Educator (TIE).