Michael has been working and living in Vietnam for over twenty years and been involved with education projects for more than a decade and feels very passionate about providing educational opportunities for young children. He founded Wisdomland together with like-minded partners and continues to lead the team of educators and administrators at the Wisdomland Preschools. Prior to Wisdomland, he has co-founded the European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) and as its CEO oversaw the development of EIS into an IB continuum school within less than three years. In career, stations included the CEO position of a Cable TV operator in Ho Chi Minh City and of a Joint Venture between Siemens and VNPT. He has earlier worked in Malaysia, and Indonesia and his home country Germany.
My name is Iride Sorace and I am glad to be part of Wisdomland International Preschool. I have always nurtured a deep interest in languages, cultures and education and this passion led me to get a Master degree in Foreign Languages for the International Communication and to start a career in hospitality and education. While in Italy, I worked in the hospitality field and also taught English as an Additional Language in a Montessori Kindergarten. After a few years, I felt the urge to further challenge myself, so I decided to move abroad, discover new cultures and broaden my professional and life experiences. I lived in Indonesia for a while, where I taught English Communication and Business English to adults and I have spent these last few years in Vietnam, during which I held managerial positions in international five-star hotel chains and then, in 2020, I had the opportunity to join Wisdomland International Preschool, leading Diamond Island Campus and the Academic Team as well. I strongly believe in the uniqueness of each child and in an educational approach that can allow them to develop an authentic life-long love for learning. I believe in an inclusive education where each child receives equal access to learning. While ensuring our children receive a relevant academic experience to reach the developmental milestones and skills according to their age, I want to ensure that the time at school is fun and exciting and full of meaningful moments, adventures and opportunities to also develop their soft skills, social and life skills. I want our children to always feel appreciated and free to express their own personality, discover and develop their unique talents, appreciate the commonalities and the differences that make everyone special, build an international-mindedness and learn to take action, become responsible and independent and do their best to build a better world. To make this happen, we have chosen the Reggio Emilia Approach – inquiry, play and transdisciplinary based – and we have been granted the status of Candidate School for the IB PYP – International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. In addition, our academic team is regularly involved in professional development training and invest their time in collaborative reflection to constantly improve the teaching practice. As usually say, we have something really special in common, your child, and I think they can benefit the most when the school and the families share a positive and constructive communication. So, feel free to always to reach out to me for sharing your feedback and thoughts.
Bachelor of Early Childhood Pedagogy. Has 12 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education Industry, including 4 years as a manager. During my career, I really like and appreciate activities that are close to children. On the other hand, I realize that building an environment that brings a lot of experiences, creates opportunities for children to learn, stimulates their ability to learn on their own and aims to practice life skills through spiritual training is an important condition in the development process of children.
Graduated from the University of Early Childhood Education. Besides, I took part in Kindergarten Management and Teacher Training Series to fostering and developing knowledge and basic skills on preschool management, knowing how to associate vision with action, promoting the values of the organization and society in the direction of fundamental and comprehensive innovation in order to improve high quality education and training. With the desire to develop leadership skills, organization, building and forming a cohesive and sustainable corporate culture. I have completed the course and received the certificate of Human Resource Management. Accompanying with 11 years of experience in preschool pedagogy, including 6 years of school management experience. I believe, with my experience and experiences will help Wisdomland school develop and expand more!
Bachelor of Early Childhood Pedagogy with more than 19 years of experience in the education industry. 11 years in charge of the position of Principal. With the desire to build for children an educational environment where children are free to have their own voices and explore, where children can experience and grow up with a lot of happiness. With my experience, I believe I will become an excellent educator.
At Wisdomland International Preschool, our mission is to achieve excellence in protecting, educating and developing the children placed in our care. To that end, it is vital that we choose a team of experienced and enthusiastic and love-children teachers. We must also create a positive and creative working environment that encourages the further professional development of the teachers we employ. Our teachers have not only educating our child, but also be able to recognize and nurture their hidden talents, understand strong values inside them.
As an English teacher, I have the opportunity to work with children of preschool age as well as understand the difficulties in finding the right learning environment for them. I always look forward to listening and accompanying parents to make the best choice, so that school is not only a place for children to study but also a second home in their childhood.
As the manager of the Marketing department, I always push my team to bring Wisdomland International Preschool’s name closer to parents. Through all the channels, we want parents to see the image of a prestigious, well-managed, and completed Wisdomland brand in all aspects. At the same time, we are constantly striving to improve our services, so that once parents entrust their children to Wisdomland, parents will always be satisfied with the service. We believe that Wisdomland will become a second home, where the children are always placed at the center and receive all the conditions required for their comprehensive development.