Founder and Educational Director 

Renée Boey loves to teach and she loves to learn. She caught the teaching bug as a college student when she taught at a Boston public high school for the Harvard Project for International Education and served as the Director of the Phillips Brooks House Citizenship Program that offered naturalization assistance to immigrants. These experiences made her see the life-changing impact education can make within and beyond the classroom. Education has long since become a profession and a passion for her.  

 

Renée’s teaching approach has been shaped by her exposure to a variety of school systems and cultures. She enjoyed her experiences at both local and international schools growing up in Hong Kong and completed her high school education at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. The deeply formative years at St. Paul’s gave Renée the liberty to nurture her interest in many subjects and extracurricular activities as well as the opportunity to learn from a diverse community of peers and teachers. The school’s emphasis on the arts and humanities as well as service instilled in Renée a vital appreciation for creativity, thinking from multiple perspectives along with a desire to lead a meaningful life. These values underpin the mission of Baker & Bloom.

 

After graduating from Harvard College as an English major with a language citation in Japanese, Renée obtained an M. Phil in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University. She returned to Hong Kong, completed a teaching internship at St. Paul’s Co-Educational College and received her Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Hong Kong. Since then, she has coupled her passion for literature and education as a creative writing teacher, an educational consultant for schools such as St. Stephen’s College, a board member of the HKMA David Li Kwok Po College, and most rewardingly, as an IB English and Humanities teacher at The ISF Academy. She stays connected to her US boarding school, St. Paul's School as a form agent.  Renee served as a Board Director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong for the past six years and was the Co-Chair of the Harvard Book Prize Committee for the past four years. She is a director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund. 

 

As a teacher, she has seen how the pressure of tests too often stifles the imagination and how the stress of college admissions saps the pleasure of learning. To address these concerns, Renée and her team have done extensive research, designed original curricula, and pursued professional development to prepare young people to face these challenges with positivity, integrity, and creative confidence. 

 

Renée is excited to be harnessing her experience, skills, and passion to make Baker & Bloom an ideal environment for young people to grow and a community of inspiration and innovation.

Academic Background

University of Cambridge

MPhil in Renaissance Literature, Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship

Harvard University

BA Hons in English, Language Citation in Japanese

John Harvard Scholarship, Detur Prize, Dean’s List all semesters

St. Paul’s School, New Hampshire, USA

Graduated summa cum laude with distinctions in Math, Science, Humanities, and Modern Languages

The Rector’s Medal for outstanding service to the school, AP Scholar with Honors

Hong Kong International School

Highest awards in Math, Science, French and Religious Studies

Headmaster’s Commendation

Professional Development 

 

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education – Principal's Center, Project Zero Institute, and WIDE World Program

  • ISTE -certified educator

  • IB Training in Middle Years Program and Diploma Program (MYP and DP)

  • The University of Hong Kong – Postgraduate Diploma in Education, 4.0 GPA 

  • University of San Francisco – Masters of Fine Arts in Writing, Merit Scholarship

Highlights in Education and Leadership Experience

 

  • Board Director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong

  • Co-Chair of the Harvard Book Prize and Scholarship Program

  • Board Member of the Kai Tak Youth Rowing Club

  • Advisor for Time Auction

  • Kids4Kids Powered by Youth Forum Workshop Leader

  • IB English and Humanities Teacher at The ISF Academy

  • School Board Manager of HKMA David Li Kwok Po College

  • Main Form Agent for St. Paul’s School, Concord NH

  • Researcher for the HK Education and Manpower Bureau

  • Coach for debate, public speaking, personal statement writing and admissions interviewing

  • Educational Consultant for St. Stephen’s College

  • Teaching Intern at St. Paul’s Co-Educational College

  • Director and Teacher for the Phillips Brooks House Citizenship Program at Harvard

  • Teacher for Harvard Project for International Education

  • President of the Harvard Hong Kong Society

  • Business Editor of the Harvard Crimson 

"To experiment and venture beyond your comfort zone, to find what you love, to pursue it with discipline and verve, to find companions and mentors along the way, and ultimately, to put your own skills and passion to good use is the journey for which I hope to prepare our students. It is a challenge, a privilege and a joy."

2010 - present

2010 - present

Tel: 2110-4788                 

Email: info@bnb.edu.hk                

Address: 1/F & 6/F, China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

School Registration Number: 598534

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