Mrs Elizabeth Baitie is the CEO of Merton International Primary and High School. She is an educator by virtue of her extensive professional training passion, vast experience in the education sector and above all her passion and commitment to "raising a standard of excellence" in Ghana's education landscape. Mrs Baitie was trained in the United Kingdom and worked as a U.K based teacher for several years until she moved to Ghana in 1987 passionate to provide world-class education to Ghanaian children. She has a Bachelor in Education. Her professional higher-education training was supported by her secondary education at premier Ghanaian institutions: Achimota School (O-Levels) and Aburi Girls Secondary School (A-Levels) where she learned the importance of leadership, excellence and dedication.
Under her leadership, Mrs Baitie transformed Merton. Recognizing the importance of exploratory learning and curiosity to early childhood development she pioneered the Montessori Method in Ghana. Merton was one of the first schools to switch from the traditional educational method, which focused on rote learning to the Montessori Method. The use of the Montessori Method combined with Mrs Baite's effective administration quickly positioned Merton Montessori as a leader in the delivery of excellent and nurturing early childhood education. The success of the nursery, evidenced in the remarkable performance of its graduates, created demand for the expansion and led to Mrs Baitie jointly establishing Merton International Primary and Secondary School.
Mrs Baitie is a change-maker, and this is evidenced in Merton's track record. Recognizing the limits of the Ghanaian system of primary and secondary education, Mrs Baitie trained teachers of Merton and beyond to deliver curriculum of a world standard. Under her leadership, the school successfully runs the British Primary School Program, IGCSE and A Level with student performance steadily increasing.
Her passion to create positive impact goes beyond creating needed change in the classroom and extends to community service. Mrs Baitie has created an ethos of service at Merton and the school has championed several noteworthy projects. Through her passion and support, the school has adopted two orphans from the Teshie Orphanage with the support of Zenith Bank. Merton has also adopted Ridge Hospital and Korle-Bu's Children's Wards, and runs an annual Harvest and Thanksgiving Programme, which has inculcated in the pupils of Merton the importance of giving to the less privileged.
Beyond this, Merton has led significant fundraising campaigns to contribute to Ghanaian society while developing its students. In March 2018, Merton staged a musical performance of 'Queen Esther' and donated funds to restore an underprivileged school. A committed Christian Educationist, Mrs. Baitie has a passion for children and is people oriented. She believes that children have a world or potential just waiting to be tapped and is committed to nurturing and assisting them to develop their full potential so that they can become useful citizens to their society and the world at large. She Is happily married to Mr. R. Baitie and is a mother of three children.
Established in 1998, Merton International Primary and High School profile a student body who are buoyant in their physical activity keen in their cognitive reception practical in their application and pliant to the values that underscore the finest qualities of the World Citizen.