Mr Emanuele Pesoli joined B.D. Somani in July 2020. He began his career as a social studies teacher in Scotland before taking up positions in Tanzania, China, and Japan. In 2015 he joined the International Baccalaureate at its Global Centre in the Netherlands as an MYP Curriculum Manager. In this role, he authored the new guide for the MYP Interdisciplinary Learning course, revised the MYP Individuals and Societies guide, and was involved in the authorization and evaluation of MYP schools in Europe and the Middle East.
Mr Emanuele is passionate about creating meaningful experiences for learners through the design of a well-balanced, stimulating, and connected curriculum with a future focus. At B.D. Somani, he will lead the process of aligning the curriculum across Primary, Middle, and High School and develop a whole-school approach to building students’ autonomy as learners, among the other things. As an educator and lifelong learner, he strongly believes in education as the progressive opening up of possibilities and not their gradual closing down.
Mr Emanuele holds a BA in Russian Studies, an MA in International Relations, both from the University of Bologna (Italy), and an MSc in Politics from the University of Dundee (Scotland), where he also worked as a seminar tutor for a few years.
Mr Emanuele is joined by Margaret, his wife, who teaches English in Middle School, and Anna Pendo, their infant daughter, who was born in The Netherlands, has lived in Italy for the last few months, and is going to experience living already in the third country before she turns two years!
Mr Emanuele travelled to India for one month in 2010 visiting Delhi, Varanasi, West Bengal, and Rajasthan. He is excited to be back in India on a more permanent basis to reconnect with its cultural diversity, philosophy, and warmth. As an Italian, he enjoys the coffee culture; it is likely you might spot him after work sitting in a cafe reading a book, planning a hike, or figuring out what Anna Pendo is trying to communicate in her mixture of Italian, English, and Swahili language!! Hindi is soon joining that queue.