About

Now – what I’m up to right now: http://loreleiloveridge.com/now/

Theatre Arts Teacher – Gr. 6-12 Drama + IB Theatre Teacher (ISG Jubail School, Jubail, Saudi Arabia)

Mindfulness/Self Compassion and Meditation Teacher and Facilitator of Workshops/Intensives – Trained in Holland and Portugal by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion and Hamid Ebadi of Maitri (Zen) Retreats (Karuna Center, Monchique). Life coach to women and girls (one to one and workshops).

Other Specialties: English Literature and Language, Personal and Social Education (PSE/PSHE), IB MYP Community & Service, Innovation and Leadership (Qatar Academy and ISG).

Education – B.Ed. Secondary Drama and English (University of Alberta, Canada); PGDip. Creative Writing (Humber College, Ontario, Canada); M.Mgmt. Arts and Cultural Management (University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia). Post-graduate courses of a M.Sc. in IT/Education (SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA). And then there is life.

Specialisms: Personal, student, and peer counseling; crisis intervention; suicide prevention/awareness/education; theatre/music/festival production and arts and cultural management incl. marketing; creative writing and literacy; service learning; innovation, ethics, and leadership; tech for learning and digital literacy (extensive training at Qatar Academy).

Celebrating – 28 years of teaching and educational leadership.

Other – Songwriter. Traveller. Writer. Coffee lover. I own a record company, have been in a British film about English teachers living in the Middle East and signed a record deal with one of the largest and long-standing firms in India (Bajaj Int’l owns all the sugar plantations and manufactures auto-rickshaws among other things). I’ve also produced the world’s largest known community coffee festival (34 cafes and 1 trader’s hub) in South Manchester, UK in 2013.

Previously lived and worked – Edmonton, Canada; Taif, Saudi Arabia; Doha, Qatar; and Manchester, UK.

Presently live and work – Jubail, Saudi Arabia with International School Group (Jubail).

Service – Currently on the leadership team for Compassionate Action in ISG Jubail. Previously: Peer counselling and social work (Canada); service leadership (1) Cambodia – renovation of a school in the jungle with a team of students and teachers (2) Taif/Jeddah, Saudi Arabia cultural exploration week) – suicide prevention and outreach (Manchester and Salford Samaritans, UK). Passionate about disaster relief.

Favourite quote – “From out of chaos emerges order.” (Chaos Theory; I love a good theory.)

My *other* public blog  – Where I write about everything including sometimes education: loreleiloveridge.com

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