Dr. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Honor’s), Master’s in Counseling and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as well as a Specialist Diploma of Applied Learning and Teaching (SDALT).
Dr. Vanessa is half German, half Chinese and has loved living in Singapore for the past 20 years. Dr. Vanessa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in clinical and educational practice. As a Clinical Psychologist specialising in the well-being of children, she has worked with students who are often dismissed as “low achievers” partially due to time constraints and limited resources. As such, Dr Vanessa founded the Integrated International School or IIS, which offers a unique “out of the box” teaching approach, consisting of a challenging yet flexible curriculum, individualisation and scaffolding. The school’s ultimate aim is to help students get the chance they deserve to make significant contributions to the community, to take on leadership opportunities and most importantly to feel good about themselves and learning.