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(K-12) Staff and Specialist Teachers
Ms Ceanlia Vermeulen’s career to date has exposed her to the corporate, small commercial and public service environments. She’s passionate about education, teaching, especially curriculum development and teacher training. She’s our POD & TAG Head. POD is People Of Determination (previously called Special Educational Needs) and TAG is Talented And Gifted. Ceanlia has experience teaching from Kindergarten right through to adults with her main area of expertise in Special Education Needs. She compiled several training manuals, has presented at conference workshops for Outcome Based Education and Information Communication Technology and is an accredited assessor. She worked in South African schools for 21 years and 8 years in the UAE where she enjoyed the opportunity to teach a diverse group of students, including those in the primary, high school and special needs with ADD/ADHD, autism, non - compliant behaviour, learning disabilities, mentally handicap and physical challenges as well as the talented and gifted. Ceanlia has had many years of teaching experience in both the classroom and as a specialist in the areas of languages, remediation and the library. She has also held a variety of leadership roles that include Curriculum Coordinator and Special Olympics District Coordinator. She was a Course leader for Human Development International conducting classes in assisting learners with learning problems, offering courses for students at different schools, including attending courses and compiling study guides for students. She has also had employment with a software company as Regional Manager and Consultant Trainer and was director at Athena Interactive Training Network, a private, SETA accredited training institution. Outside of school Ceanlia is an avid Toastmaster where she’s the Vice-President Education of her club and a Pathways Guide in District 105 (comprised of four countries in the Middle East, including: Oman, UAE, Jordan and Lebanon). Yearly she volunteers at the Dubai Rugby 7s as a field marshal and manager. When she’s not enjoying time with family and friends she enjoys reading and painting with acrylics. Her future education plans is to pursue a Masters in Education.