About Victoria Shepherd
ENGLISH FACULTY | USA
Victoria Shepherd has been living in Colombia since June 2002. She met and fell in love with a paisa in London and that’s why she lives here. She studied Business and Finance at the University of Gloucestershire and worked in events organising before moving to Medellin. Once in Medellin she realised that teaching ESL was in huge demand and began working with an English institute. After 6 years she moved to Marymount School, Medellin where she obtained a postgraduate certificate in Pedagogy and then earned her masters degree in Teaching and Learning a Second Language at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.
She worked in Middle and High School and was also the Head of the English Department during the process of adopting and adapting the Cambridge International Curriculum.
She worked in Marymount International School in London as an English literature teacher and an ESL teacher as well as the Assistant to the Head of Boarding. She then returned to Medellin where she returned to Marymount Medellin as a High School teacher, working with school leavers, aiding them with their college application essays and IELTS test.
She left in 2019 to travel the world and joined the British Council in 2020 as an Academic Consultant. She now travels Colombia visiting schools, observing teachers to assist in the adaptation of Cambridge methodology and trains teachers. Victoria is keen to change the global view of latin american students and help students gain access to universities worldwide, enabling them to become ambassadors for their countries and regions.