Merriss Shenstone joined BIFS in 2016, after more than twenty years teaching in Australia and China. She graduated from Sydney University with a degree in Literature and a diploma in Education and has completed training in Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Merriss has been teaching the IB Diploma Programme for seven years and has been an IB examiner and EARCOS workshop leader. She has a keen interest in teaching and learning, and in supporting students to achieve their goals. Merriss also enjoys reading, bushwalking, traveling and spending time with her daughters.