My name is Jess O'Hanley and I have been living and teaching internationally for the past 10 years. I am currently a grade 5 teacher at the Canadian Academy, in Kobe, Japan, a fully accredited PYP school. I teach children from all around the world with a vast amount of knowledge and perspectives. I love facilitating authentic provocations that inspire students to take action personally, locally and globally. I also have a passion teaching inquiry based math and incorporating as much digital learning into my classroom as possible. I have recently started working on a master's degree in educational technology through the University of British Columbia (UBCMET)!
Besides teaching, I live life as an expat to the fullest. I have travelled to almost 40 countries and have lived in 5, including Canada, Japan, China, Australia and Kenya. I love exploring new places, meeting locals and diving into traditional foods. In my spare time, I love wandering around the amazing city of Beijing, photographing my adventures, creating digital art, cooking, reading, watching documentaries, and playing with animals, big and small. I also love spending my free time in the summer months with my family back home in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
I want to live internationally for as long as possible. I want to continue meeting amazing students from all around the world. I want to see students taking action and become empathetic, global citizens. I want to always work in a collaborative community where I am motivated to learn and grow professionally.