Sue Austin works as an independent consultant based in London, after having lived and worked in the UK, other parts of Europe and Africa. She is an experienced IBDP CAS Coordinator and teacher of French B, Italian B and TOK. Since 2003 she has led IB-approved workshops for Administrators, DP Coordinators and Ab Initio languages, as well as acting as the Programme Field Representative at several events. Since 2009 she has been a TOK examiner. Her long-standing service on the IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) steering committee has included promotion of the IB programmes to universities. Previous posts include running one of the largest IB Diploma Programmes in the UK, overseeing its move to an exclusively IB sixth form and implementing the Diploma Programme in a Muslim school. Through personal experience with state and private schools in the UK, she has acquired detailed knowledge and understanding of the requirements for authorization and implementation of the IB Diploma Programme. Recent IB Educator Network roles for Schools Services include: team leader for evaluation and verification visits, IB Consultant (working currently with schools in the UK and Russia) and School Services Lead Educator.
Praise for Sue
"She was very knowledgeable did a great job to get all participants involved in discussions. She created an excellent atmosphere of collegiality that promoted the exchange of ideas and information among all participants. She was very well prepared and paid attention to everyone, while keeping the entire session on pace." - Anonymous
"I feel very lucky to have had Sue as my workshop leader." - Anonymous
"Sue facilitated the group discussions and engaged all participants in feedback and presentations. Her workbook was excellent and she shared a lot of resources with us on dropbox. No questions were left unanswered, and no participant was left unattended." - Anonymous