Katie Day

Teacher Librarian, Tanglin Trust School

Katie Day is an American who has lived overseas for more than 30 years. She moved from Boston to London in 1986 as a financial software developer in the wake of the UK “Big Bang” of banking deregulation.

Eleven years and three children later, she and her family moved to Asia, first Hong Kong for a year, then HCMC, Vietnam, for four years, where she finished the masters in children’s literature started at Roehampton Institute in 1996 before leaving London. Upon moving to Phuket, Thailand, in 2002, she began her masters in library science long-distance via Charles Sturt University in Australia. A graduate certificate in secondary English and teacher-librarianship followed.

In 2005 she moved to Singapore, where she worked at United World College of South East Asia as a Teacher-Librarian, first at the Dover campus and then at the new East campus until 2017, where she was Head of Libraries. She then moved to Bangkok for three years, working at NIST International School as the Secondary Teacher-Librarian, before returning to Singapore, this time to work in the Senior Library at Tanglin Trust School.


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