John Sauer is the Primary Years Programme (PYP) School Services Manager AEM and supports IB world schools implementing the programme in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to holding this position, he has been involved in IB education since the mid-nineties in various capacities such as teacher, principal and head of school in a number of schools. John has extensive experience with national and international curricula implemented in state schools, international and private national schools, as well as in different cultural contexts and school communities. He has presented on a variety of topics in education to audiences around the world. John is a strong advocate of the PYP, and his aim is to make the programme accessible to students everywhere.