Tracy holds a Master’s degree in Special Educational Needs (Roehampton University (London), Charles University (Prague) and Fontys University (Netherlands) and her research was on transition planning from school to work for secondary students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
She also has a degree in Special Education from Flinders University Australia.
She have been working with children with special needs since 2004, having taught in an Early Intervention Centre in Petaling Jaya and thereafter at a Special School in Singapore. Besides the teaching experiences, she also had opportunities assisting lecturer-researchers in conducting two educational research at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU).
“Exceptional people require exceptional teaching. Not without persistence and faith. These pupils have taught me much that what others may learn and grow developmentally ‘naturally’, but theirs need to be broken down into small steps and they take much longer time to master certain skills. We ought to provide these pupils extra time, space and learning opportunities to learn these vital skills.
My hope and aspirations for the people with special needs is towards quality continuation of services from early childhood to primary to secondary to vocational and to employment for these people as to maximize their potential and to live a quality, meaningful and fruitful lives. It saddens me should they regress, after they have made progress and after much intervention provided at early years, as a result of lack of continuation of services at later stages of their lives.
To achieve meaningful and fruitful living, it requires exceptional ways for their exceptional journeys. But I believe it can be done when people like us – educators, therapists, parents and community work collaboratively with the people with special needs.”
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Ms Suse has obtained a Bachelor Degree in Education from University of Karnataka, India and is currently doing her part-time study in Masters of Educational Management from the University of Malaya. She first embarked into the field of education as a Cambridge Mathematics teacher in a secondary school. She soon realized her true passion as a special needs teacher, which sparked the beginning of a meaningful career in special education.
She has 12 years of teaching experience under her belt as a special needs teacher and as a coordinator in an International School and also as an invigilator in British Council. She has developed a passion and expertise in lesson planning, assessment and evaluation of students. Additionally, she also garnered a Diploma in Special Education along with several other qualifications (e.g. Montessori Method of Education and Practical Training, Certificate in Counselling) that supplement her ability in continuous learning and training especially when dealing with children with dyslexia and learning difficulties.
Ms Amalina graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology Social Work from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS). She also obtained various certification related to the field of Special Education, and also build up strong working experiences with children with special needs, from pre-schoolers to school-going children. She conducts speech and language classes for the last 5 years since 2015. She garners experiences and knowledge in working in occupational and sensory play for young children as well.
She chose this field of career because of her love and passion for children with special needs.
Ms Denise has years of working experience as Administrator and Customer Service Officer in companies in Malaysia and Singapore. She also has experiences in digital marketing . She has completed a Certificate in UBS Accounting. She joins Chrysalis Puchong as Administrator since April 2019. Her life aspiration is to “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
Ms Aisya completed her Degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honours. She has growing aspiration to be a special education teacher and educational therapist.
She started as an Assistant Teacher at Chrysalis Seremban and has since promoted to Special Education Teacher as her competency in teaching skills, knowledge content and confidence grows.
She is inspired to work in this field because she enjoys working with children and her passion to help children with learning difficulties.
Ms Presillaa is currently completing her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has also obtained a Certificate in Scholastic Early English. For the past few years, she has garnered various teaching experiences in kindergartens and special needs centre as a teacher and special needs teacher. Her love for children is the driving force in pursuing a career path in the field of Special Education.
Ms Lianne completed her Degree in Bachelor of Science with honours In Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University Of Nottingham in 2020. Prior to this, she has had experience working with different organizations such as Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) and ORKIDS (Our Kids Are Special).
Being a strong advocate for human rights (“No Child Left Behind”) and mental health, she realized that she aspires to work with the special needs communities as they are the most underserved and discriminated in today’s society.
Ms Amera completed her Degree in Bachelor of Psychology with Internation Medical Univiersity (IMU) in 2018. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Education (Educational Psychology) at University Putra Malaysia (UPM). She has started her special education career as an intern at a special needs centre, focusing on behaviour modification. She enjoys working with young children and she sees joy in her students as they learn and progress.
Ms Prishiga has completed her Degree in Bachelor of Science Psychology with York St John University, Segi College in 2018. Her previous working experiences including teaching in kindergarten, teaching as an art teacher and a special education teacher in centre for special needs children. She believes that every child rightfully deserves education and to experience life at their capable pace.
Ms Jia Yi started as an intern at Chrysalis Puchong in January 2020
and thereafter, she joins the company as full-time teaching staff. She
has completed her Degree in Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology
with University Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Since 2014, she has been working in kindergarten as teacher. She realised her passion working with young children and she then pursues her career in Special Education. She draws encouragement from this quote by Oprah Winfrey – “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you always.”