Kristel Solomon-Saleem is in her 9th year as the Director of Learner Support at Hong Kong Academy. Her dedication and passion in the field of education has led her to work with schools and organization that ensure children have access to quality education so that they may find their individual pathway to excellence. Her personal commitment to leading has allowed her to work closely with the Next Frontier Inclusion as their Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator and a workshop leader. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to lead workshops for Inclusion and English Language support across a range of organizations including but not limited to: The Special Education Needs In Asia Conference (SENIA), Eastern Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and contribute to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Guidelines for Inclusive Education.
Kristel is a graduate of Temple University with degrees in Elementary and Special Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. She is currently pursuing an additional graduate certification in Mind, Brain, and Teaching from Johns Hopkins University.