Kim Hoon, also known as Jennifer Galeano, graduated with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies from Monash University (Australia), Diploma in Montessori Method of Education from Modern Montessori International (London), Diploma in Special Effects and Stage Makeup from The School of Makeup Art (Canada), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from California College of Arts and Crafts (USA) and Certificate in Graphic Design from Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (Singapore).
Jennifer is from Singapore. She has been teaching Visual Arts at two reputable IB international schools in Singapore for the past 11 years.
She believes that every child is a unique individual who needs an environment that is capable of nurturing their natural abilities to inquire, assist them in their search for meaning, create opportunities for learners to be independent and guiding them to take responsibility for their own learning. As an educator, she believes that her responsibility is to create that environment in order to meet learners needs to question and explore issues, concepts and ideas that are important and relevant to their lives. Teaching provides her an opportunity for continual learning and development. Her commitment as an educator is to instill a love for learning and creating in her students as she shares her own passion for learning with them.
Jennifer believes that values such as respect, humility, responsibility, resilience and integrity are key values for students. Teaching allows her to use these values as a guide to help students to discern between right and wrong and to help them make responsible choices so they that may become aware of their roles in society.
She is very excited to Head the Art department at OWIS and constantly looks forward to making new friends, new adventures and discoveries at OWIS. As a teacher for the past 22 years, visual arts and the teaching of visual arts have remained her first passion as well as her
Jennifer loves to paint and repurpose old furniture into works of art. She also loves to travel, eat and watch movies.