Ms. Colleen Kanigan

ES Learning Support

  • 2003 Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care, British Columbia, Canada
  • 18 years of work experience as a Special Education Assistant, (specialization in Autism)
  • 2015 TESOL certification, young learners
  • 2016-2018 ESL teacher in Yongchuan, China
  • 2021 Bachelor of Education, Early years

WHO AM I?

I grew up in a very small, rural area of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Traveling and learning about other cultures has always been a
dream and passion of mine, and I’m so excited to finally be in Vietnam. I have traveled to other areas of Asia and I really do love it in this area of the world.

MY EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

With my background in Special Education, I understand the importance of making connections and building relationships with students and their families. Good communication is a key piece of supporting students well.

I believe good teachers are guides rather than experts and a Growth Mindset is important for everyone in every level of education. Education is about discovery, and there is always room to learn something new.

FUN FACT:

I love all animals; back in Canada, we raised small, very feathery chickens called bantam cochin silkies. They’re very
friendly and would often wander into the house to say hello. I would love to have a rescue farm someday.