Ardene Mandziy joined UWC in August 2018. Originally from Australia, Ardene has been teaching internationally for over 20 years. Ardene has held the positions of Head of Sport, Primary Years Programme Coordinator (PYP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Workshop Leader, Assistant Head of Secondary and Assistant Head of Middle School, Welfare. She has a Master in Education and a Diploma is Positive Psychology.
Ardene’s passion is Positive Education and she is a strong believer is strength based teaching and parenting. Ardene works closely with staff and students to promote the skills of resilience, self compassion and mindfulness in everyday teaching and learning practices to promote positive mental health.
Ardene is married to Theo, a practising Artist/Art teacher and she has two teenage children Arkie and Georgie.