Lorna Prado Scott

Headmistress, Santiago College, Chile

Lorna Prado Scott is currently the Headmistress of Santiago College, a bilingual International School in Chile combining the Chilean national curriculum with the IB, PYP, MYP, and DP programs in Santiago, Chile. Lorna holds a bachelor´s degree in Primary Education in English and Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Education and Educational Management. She holds an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) certification as a Primary Years Program (PYP) Trainer. She was a member of the PYP Curriculum and Evaluation Committee of the IBO during 2002-2005. In 2007-2008 she served as a member of the Educational Committee of the IBO and from 2007-2013 she belonged to both the IB Regional Heads Council for the Americas and the IB Heads Council. Over the past 20 years, Lorna has served as the PYP Coordinator, Lower School and Upper School Principal. She became the Acting Headmistress of the school in 2003 and was officially appointed at the end of 2004. Lorna is a member of the Chilean National Council of Education. Lorna is fluent both in English and Spanish.

Being an educator together with being a mom are the most gratifying experiences of my life. The possibility of interacting with students on a daily basis is the eye-opener educators need in order to understand what the future is calling for, reminding us that many times our teaching is based on our past experiences. What is needed in our schools today is the vision and passion to teach in a world without boundaries as we look at an unpredictable future, which should not scare, but challenge us all. I would like to participate in the CIS Board, with a Latin voice, and experience, contributing to educational matters with a different lens and perspective.

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