Leona Wiens is an experienced early and middle years teacher with over 30 years teaching experience. She has taught in grades 1-9 in Manitoba schools. Her main interest has been the teaching of language arts. She served on the provincial committee reviewing the Manitoba language arts curriculum looking at how to integrate the use of technology into the daily program. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Education in Technology and Curriculum from the University of Manitoba. She has served on many school and division based committees representing her school in the area of language arts both in curriculum delivery and reporting to parents. She also worked for the University of Winnipeg as a Faculty Advisor for student teachers where the primary focus was to develop effective classroom teaching skills. She has had many varied experiences with Maple Bear Global Schools. She has participated in curriculum writing and also coordinated program writers in developing the BridgeS Maple Bear program. She was a teacher at Maple Bear Jongno Campus in Seoul, Korea and Curriculum Director for Maple Bear Korea. She has trained teachers in Korea and worked in numerous schools in Mexico and Brazil.