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About Us: Helping Teachers in Need

What We Do

We use our revenue to give students and teachers in need, a helping hand, one starfish at a time. 

Are you a teacher with resources? Why not turn them into products and sell them on I Love to Teach? Or take one of our courses? Or write a guest blog?

We focus on teachers professional development providing courses and educational resources that improve educational outcomes.

Our Team

Sylvia Skinner - Helping Teachers in Need

Sylvia Skinner

Experienced Educator

Peter Tamani - helping teachers in need

Peter Tamani

SI Manager

Dumitru Cebotaru

Dumitru Cebotaru

IT Facilitator

Ray Skinner - helping teachers in need

Ray Skinner

Finance Director


Sylvia began her teaching career in Australia. Her Honours research investigated how teachers succeed in teaching English in an ESL context. For 15 years she lived and worked in Solomon Islands, building and growing a school from the ground up, training teachers and teaching 1000s of students.  Sylvia founded I Love to Teach and is now back teaching in Australia. In the constantly changing field of teaching, it is her mission to provide a place for teachers to share resources. Plus online PD for teachers to master critical strategies that will drive their teaching and personal growth.


Peter served as Deputy Principal for the first five years of the school in Solomon Islands (SI) during the time that Sylvia served as Principal. Later he stepped into the School Principal position. Peter was also one of our teachers sponsored by I Love to Teach 101. As our Solomon Island Team Manager, Peter enables us to help students and teachers in need.


Dumitru is a Php Developer with many years of experience. He is an important member of our team as he keeps watch over the site and server making sure all is safe and secure. If you’re facing some issue on the site with downloading or uploading products he sorts it out. We do not want anyone to feel frustrated or alone with an issue that can be simply fixed by our ‘Tech Issues – Fix it’ Guy!


Ray is the official “behind the scenes” guy, for our team. Making sure the management of finances are secure. He also facilitates the annual Solomon Island Teacher Workshops. Teachers in Need receive free professional development. Always ready to help, Ray was fundamental to the success of the Primary School in the Islands.

Our Mission

About Us - helping teachers in need

We train & support teachers in need

I Love To Teach seeks to provide quality educational  resources to use in remote under-resourced schools in Solomon Islands. Eileen Fomani, in the photo, was trained and sponsored by I Love to Teach 101.  Eileen was Sylvia’s first trainee teacher, she is now a sought after primary teacher in the Islands.

ILTT Foundation Helping Others

I Love to teach foundation

Every time you make a purchase or a sale, you help the Love To Teach Foundation give a helping hand to Solomon Island teachers in need. If you wish, you maybe interested in taking a holiday and giving up a day or half a day to share your teaching skills at our annual Education Workshops in Solomon Islands? – Contact us.

Helping Teachers in Need one starfish at a time - photo by pedro-lastra-br-Xdb9KE0Q-unsplash

helping teachers in need one starfish at a time

Giving a helping hand to students and teachers in need may seem insignificant. However, there is a story of a woman who saw a boy throwing starfish back into the ocean. When she asked the boy what he was doing. The boy replied, “I am throwing the starfish back into the ocean so they do not dry up and die.” She replied “But just like the sand on the beach, It’s impossible to throw ALL the starfish back into the ocean”. The boy looked at the starfish in his hand. As he gently threw it back into the water, he said “It mattered to that one.”

You can help teachers in need too

Become part of our team

Whether you take time to read our educational musings or complete one of our courses, or choose to purchase from our online shop, or open a stall in our shop, know that you are truly making a difference in the lives of others.