Jodie Kirchner

Head of Learning – Primary
Woodleigh School
Australia Hub | AUSTRALIA

Jodie Kirchner has been teaching in schools in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong for the past 15 years. She is also a workshop leader and school visitor for the International Baccalaureate. Jodie is currently in a learning and teaching leadership role at Woodleigh School where she collaborates with teachers to support the implementation of the PYP for which Woodleigh is a candidate school. Jodie is passionate about conceptual inquiry and enjoys developing hands-on learning experiences that promote thinking and the exploration of big ideas.

Since attending a Compassionate Systems Leadership program in Jakarta in 2019, Jodie has become more keenly aware of the importance of understanding and developing Compassionate Systems Frameworks, with a particular focus on education. She has been working with teachers to design curriculum and learning experiences that support students to build awareness and understanding of systems, the role they play in our lives and ways we can create systems that meet the needs of communities. She is developing her understanding of how to use Compassionate Systems tools in her leadership role and is looking forward to continuing to explore this throughout this course.