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Interview A lbert Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” And this is Gary Bradshaw’s fundamental purpose as a teacher and educator of nearly two decades. He wants his students to want to wake up early because all they can think of is to come to school. This is the kind of spirit, energy and enthusiasm that primary school students need to develop. As Assistant Primary School Principal and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Coordinator, Gary is the energy beacon Keystone needs. Moreover, Gary is experienced in China. He was the founding Primary School Principal at Léman International School in Chengdu with solid experience working with local Chinese education departments and teachers. Gary’s experience implementing the IPC in China also gives him a strong understanding of not only how primary school children learn but also what approaches are effective to encourage each child to reach their potential. In this conversation, Gary elaborates on the IPC and his role as a teacher at Keystone. 46 The Keystone Magazine