Teacher Profile

Ms. Benoit

Hello 6A! My name is Ms. Benoit, but feel free to call Ms. B.  I am thrilled to be teaching you this year and look forward to an exciting year together.

This is my second year at CDNIS.  Last year, I was the G3 Learning Leader and this year, I have the privilege to be leading the new G6 team. I love CDNIS’ innovative and friendly community and I see myself  as being part of it for many years in the future. While I have only been two years at CDNIS, this my sixteenth year of teaching in Hong Kong and my thirteen years of PYP. I have been an IB PYP workshop leader since 2012 and have many years of facilitating the PYP Exhibition under my belt. I have received a BA in Political Sciences, majoring in International Relations, and a Post Graduate diploma in English Language Education. Originally from Belgium, I consider Hong Kong home and have been living in Sai Kung for many years. I love Sai Kung’s sense of community and closeness to nature. Do let me know if you ever come to Sai Kung on the weekend.

Ms. Monica

Hello! My name is Monica Costa. I have been teaching for ten years. My career began as a teacher in New Jersey, USA where I worked for 6 years. In 2014, my husband and I had the opportunity to begin working as international teachers in Rome, Italy. It was a wonderful experience! Then, we moved to Portugal and worked at an international school in Lisbon. We were both born in Portugal, so it was nice to return to our roots.

I have a 14-month-old daughter, who I try spending as much time with because she is so much fun! I love being a new mom and treasure every moment with my family! One of the things I have always enjoyed doing is traveling because I appreciate the diversity encountered with new cultures in new places. Now, it will be a totally new experience with a baby tagging along!

I am very fortunate to have joined the CDNIS community and look forward to a new school year in Hong Kong!