SENIA Netherlands Board


Co-chair & Publications

Lower School Learning Support Teacher

(International School of Amsterdam)

Colleen serves as a learning support teacher at the International School of Amsterdam. After earning a degree in journalism and subsequent post graduate work in communication disorders, she found her passion in special education. She has been teaching and coordinating all aspects of student support for 20 years in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

She has special interests in language development, neuroscience, self-advocacy, SEL and diversity.

Colleen has a Bachelor of Arts degree  in Communication Processes and a Master of Science in Education, specializing in learning disabilities. 

She can be contacted via:

This is a picture of Beckett Haight, co-chair of SENIA Netherlands. He has his hand under his a boss!


Co-chair & Website

Middle School Learning Support Teacher

(International School of Amsterdam)

The field of Special Needs education came to Beckett early as he received an IEP in 6th grade (ADHD and ODD). In high school he volunteered for two years in a class for students with developmental delays, which led to becoming a Teacher Assistant for the four years after high school, and he has been a Special Educator the past 17 years since. 

Beckett began teaching Special Day Classes and supporting Autism Inclusion in public schools in California for 6 years, and has spent the past 11 years providing Learning Support around the globe from EAL classes in the elementary setting to whole-school Learning Support/EAL Coordinator.

Areas of interest are: behavior management, post-secondary transition, co-teaching, and differentiation 

I ‘m He ‘s not on social media, but you can find his thoughts about Special Education on YouTube: HERE


Secretary & Local Rep

Project Leader for Student Support Center

(Amsterdam International Community School)

Myrthe is originally from the Netherlands, but spent her childhood attending international schools in Europe. She qualified as a teacher and worked as a mainstream classroom teacher in London before specialising in Special Educational Needs. She gained her NASENCO qualification and worked as a SENCO at a primary school in London before moving back to Amsterdam. She is currently the project leader for the Student Support Centre at the Amsterdam International Community School in collaboration with KOLOM. She has a MA in International Education and is currently completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs. 

You can network with her on LinkedIN: HERE