Evelyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Education) (Hons) and attained her Masters in Applied Linguistics from the Nanyang Technological University/ National Institute of Education, Singapore.
Prior to joining AST, Evelyn served as Head of Department/ English Language with Innova Primary School before assuming the role of Lead Teacher/ High Ability Learners (HAL) in 2017. Evelyn recognises that high ability learners can be found in every school; and their learning needs have to be met so that they could be appropriately challenged and supported to experience joy in learning. As Lead Teacher/HAL, she led the design and customisation of Innova Primary School’s English Language, Mathematics and Science programmes to meet the learning needs of HALs.
Evelyn holds the belief that when teachers learn from, with and on behalf of others, they grow in their knowledge and skills to improve teaching practice and student outcomes. Guided by this belief and conviction, she spearheaded the setting up of the HAL Networked Learning Community (NLC) to promote a culture of networked learning among Teacher Leaders and teachers of HALs in Primary Schools, to collaboratively support the learning and socio-emotional needs of HALs.
Evelyn’s areas of interest in classroom inquiry include differentiating instruction for HALs in mixed-ability classrooms and promoting critical thinking of HALs.
In recognition of her contribution to the professional development of fellow teachers in the fraternity, she was conferred the Associate of Academy of Singapore Teachers in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Selected Conference Presentations and Seminars
Yeo, E., Ngiam, T.T. & Seah, C.L. (2021, June 1-3). Engaging High Ability Learners (HALs) in P4-P6 Mixed Ability Classrooms. MOE Teachers’ Conference and EXCEL Fest 2021, MOE, Singapore.
Yeo, E. (2021, May 25). Provisions for High Ability Learners (HAL). Seminar on Talent Development for Key Personnel, Gifted Education Branch, Singapore.
Yeo, E. & Iqbal, S. (2021, Mar 15-17). _Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions on Written Feedback in Writing_55th RELC International Conference, SEAMEO RELC, Singapore.
Yeo, E., Lim, E.A, Ngiam, T.T., Seah, C.L., Tan, M.L., Tan, P.T, & Yeo, P.T. (2019, Nov 22). Engaging HALs in EL, MA an Sc Mixed Ability Classrooms. Annual GE Conference, Gifted Education Branch, Singapore.
Yeo, E. (2019, May 29-30). A School-based Programme to Engage High Ability Learners. Seminar on Talent Development for Key Personnel, Gifted Education Branch, Singapore.
Yeo, E., Osman, N.R. & Lim, C.K. (2019, May 27-29). Using Students’ Work as Data to Improve Teaching and Learning. Teachers’ Conference 2019, AST, Singapore.
Yeo, E. (with Lee, P. & Chue, K.L). (2018, Nov 12-14). Engaging High Ability Learners in the English Language Classroom. ERAS-APERA International Conference, Singapore.
Yeo, E. (with Lee, P. & Chue, K.L). (2020). Engaging High Progress Learners in the English Language Classroom. EL Classroom Inquiry. 2020 (10), 26-35. https://academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.edu.sg/elis/resources/read/classroom-inquiry-digests
Yeo, E. & Iqbal, S. (2021, Nov). Exploring Teachers’ and Students’ Beliefs about Written Feedback in Writing. ELIS Research Fund Reports. Online publication. https://academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.edu.sg/elis/resources/read/elis-research-fund-reports