Ms. Paige Freeborn is a long-time educator who has spent her career inspiring and supporting students to be confident, lifelong learners, who desire to help the world in authentic and meaningful ways. Since Brockton School’s founding in 2004, Ms. Freeborn has worked alongside her husband and co-director, Adrian Dyck, to create and develop Brockton’s “World Music Program” (WMP) into an internationally-celebrated educational program. The WMP’s highest aspiration is to foster a compassionate, global consciousness through the development of musical skills, and the act of creating and performing music in multicultural and multigenerational contexts. Students in the WMP develop self-awareness, prosocial skills, and leadership skills, and contribute significantly to the communities they engage with. WMP ensembles have been invited to tour and perform in China, Greece, Scotland, England, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Vancouver Island. In 2017, the WMP’s Specialized Ensembles won a Gold medal at the “Sounds of Spring International Music Festival” at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In addition to her work with the WMP, Ms. Freeborn is the MYP and CAS Coordinator at Brockton School, where she enjoys working with talented groups of student and teacher leaders. She co-teaches, along with Mr. Dyck, a “Greater Good” course to Middle Years Programme students; this course supports students’ social-emotional learning through activities that are based on the most up-to-date research on mindfulness, prosocial development, restorative practices, and character education. Ms. Freeborn earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alberta and her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia. While completing her graduate studies, Ms. Freeborn furthered her studies in Europe, spent five years as a teaching assistant at UBC, and was awarded a Graduate Fellowship. She has taught, toured, and performed in North America, Europe, and Asia as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. Ms. Freeborn enjoys volunteering in her local community, and is a Director and Past President of the North Shore’s professional orchestra, Lions Gate Sinfonia.