Director IT: Teaching and Learning
St John's College
Irene Basson is passionate about helping schools strengthen teacher resilience and retention and growing innovation through her dynamic resources and services. She is an educational thought-leader with over 20 years of experience teaching in diverse scenarios from pre-school to higher education, and is currently the Director of IT Teaching and Learning at St John's College.
Irene holds a Bachelor degree in Languages and Psychology, an Honours degree in Ancient languages and a Masters degree in Educational Technology from the University of the Witwatersrand. Irene is an ICDL Training Professional, a Certified Apple Professional Learning Specialist and a Certified Google Innovator and Educator. But most of all, she is a passionate and innovative teacher, sharing her resources and research findings with larger communities of practice. Her voice is a positive voice for motivation, hope and change within a profession that has proven to devour even the toughest of characters.