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Welcome to the December 2009 IB Americas eNewsletter

Dear Educators,

Welcome to the December edition of the IB Americas enewsletter.

As we end a year full of change, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your ongoing support and patience throughout the year as we developed the IB Americas region.

This edition of our enewsletter—the third and final of 2009—embodies this theme of change. We learn from three educators on how our programmes have helped to embody change within students’ approaches to learning at the Carrollwood Day School, in long-held cultural perceptions in East Los Angeles and in one country’s approach towards public and private education as exemplified with the Manuela Cañizares School in Ecuador.

I hope you will find the articles within insightful and helpful to you as you offer an IB education to your students.

As always, I welcome your feedback and your ideas. Please do not hesitate to contact me at

I wish you all a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Warm Regards,

Drew Deutsch
IB Americas Director