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 Boey has a diverse educational background that instilled in her an appreciation for creativity, thinking from multiple perspectives, and a desire to lead a meaningful life. She completed her secondary education at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H, and graduated from Harvard College as an English major with a language citation in Japanese. Renée then obtained an M.Phil in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, after which she returned to Hong Kong to complete a teaching internship at St. Paul's Co-Educational College and received her Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Hong Kong.
Renée has since coupled her passion for literature and education as a creative writing teacher, educational consultant, 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 has also served as a Board Director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and as a director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund. As a teacher, Renée 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.
Drawing from her experiences and passions, Renée founded Baker & Bloom to promote innovative learning, service, and leadership among young people. Whether she is teaching the inspirED Social Entrepreneurship Program, designing curricula, or coaching a student, Renée hopes to inspire the youth to learn with joy and embrace life with positivity and creative confidence.