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Canadian International School of Bangalore:  Head of School

Ted Mockrish

05/21/2018

Ted Mockrish has been named the head of school at the Canadian International School of Bangalore for the 2018-2019 school year. Ted has served as the elementary, secondary and K-12 principal at Cebu International School over the past six years.

International School of Central Switzerland:  Head of School

Haimwattie (Alex) Bodha

05/14/2018

Alex has been appointed Head of School of the International School of Central Switzerland, commencing August 2018.

International School of Amsterdam:  Director

Bernadette Carmody

05/11/2018

American School of Tegucigalpa:  Secondary Assistant Principal

Derek Kensinger

05/05/2018

Derek has accepted the position of MS/HS Assistant Principal at American School of Tegucigalpa, Honduras starting July 2018. Derek has principal certification from Washington state, his MA in Organization and Leadership from University of San Francisco School of Education, a second MA in Education from University of Alabama as well as a BA from Colby College. Derek currently serves as Director of Student Activities at American School in Taichung, Taiwan.

International School of Zanzibar:  Head of School

James Pilton

05/02/2018

The International School of Zanzibar is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James W. Pilton as the new Head of School from August 2018.

James Pilton's most recent position was as Director at Quality Schools International Chengdu. Previously he worked at international schools in China, Macedonia, Thailand and Gabon. James has a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, an MA in International Relations from Boston University and a BA degree in Government from Bowdoin College.

Mahidol University International Demonstration School MUIDS:  Dean of Students

Simon Gauci

04/23/2018

Simon Gauci has accepted the position as Dean of Students at MUIDS - Bangkok - starting August 2018. Simon has over 20 years of K-12 experience with postings in Canada, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, China and Macao. He's currently serves as the Director of Boarding at TIS - Macao.

Thalun International School:  School Director

James Joubert

04/22/2018

Thalun International School is pleased to announce that Mr. James Joubert has been appointed as School Director starting the 2018-19 academic year. Mr. Joubert is currently the High School Principal at the American International School of Vietnam, and has held teaching and administrative positions in international schools for the last 18 years. James is dedicated to building cohesive and positive learning communities, and working with staff to optimize professional capacity, ultimately to serve and benefit students.

International School of Ulm/Neu Ulm:  Lower School Principal

Heidi Bachman

04/20/2018

Heidi Bachman has been appointed Lower School Principal at the International School of Ulm/Neu Ulm. For the previous 5 years she was the Middle School Learning Specialist at Washington International School in Washington, DC.

King's Academy:  Assistant Head for Avdancement

Davies Bisset

04/16/2018

King’s Academy welcomes Davies as their new Assistant Head for Advancement after a seven-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Sports Foundation at Brown University. Prior to this appointment he served respectively as Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations at the University of Virginia Engineering School Foundation.

Hanoi International School:  Head of Elementary

Angela Meikle

04/10/2018

Angela Meikle will join Hanoi International School as the new Head of Elementary beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. She is currently at the United Nations International School of Hanoi as elementary curriculum coordinator. Previously, Angela was at the Western Academy of Beijing for ten years.

ISS International School:  DP Coordinator

Alethea Bleyberg

04/09/2018

Alethea Bleyberg has been appointed IB Diploma Coordinator at ISS International School in Singapore. She has served as the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge Coordinator at ISF Academy in Hong Kong for the last five years.

Colegio Internacional de Caracas:  Superintendent

Joshua Centra

04/07/2018

Colegio Internacional de Caracas is pleased to announce that Mr. Joshua Centra has accepted the position of Superintendent beginning the 2018-19 school year. Mr. Centra is currently the secondary school principal at CIC and was previously the secondary school principal at the Bella Vista School in Maracaibo, Venezuela, He has also held positions at the American International School of Kingston, Jamaica; the Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (USA); and the American International School of Zagreb, Croatia.

Morrison Academy:  High School Social Studies

Jeffrey Jones

04/05/2018

US Government

Safe Passage Camino Seguro:  Head of School

Trae Holland

03/16/2018

Trae Holland has been appointed Head of School for Safe Passage starting July 2018. Prior to this appointment he has served as Director of Development at Polk Museum of Art, President of ECON and Middle & Upper School Principal of Camelot Academy.

Shanghai American School:  Middle School Principal

Alan Phan

03/02/2018

Alan Phan will join Shanghai American School as the new Middle School Principal at the Pudong Campus. Alan is the current Middle School Principal at American International School Chennai. Previously, he was the Middle School Principal at the American School of Barcelona and ACS Hillingdon International School in London.

Istanbul International Community School:  Head of School

Nathan Walker

01/29/2018

Nathan has been appointed Head of School at IICS. Previously he served as Associate Superintendent of Aramco Expatriate Schools in Saudi Arabia. He has also served as Head of Schutz American School in Egypt, Principal of Colegio Nueva Granada in Columbia and Upper School Principal of International School Nido de Aguilas in Chili.

Nanjing International School:  Deputy Director for Learning

Kasson Bratton

01/20/2018

Kasson Bratton will begin his fifth year at Nanjing International School as its next Deputy Director for Learning. Kasson is moving into this position from his role as Head of Middle School at NIS. Though he has had wonderful experiences as an educator in the United States, Haiti, Scotland, and Qatar prior to his time in Nanjing, Kasson and his family are thrilled to continue to call China home.

The International School of Paris:  Secondary School Vice Principal, Organisation for Learning

Margo Martin

01/13/2018

Margo Martin was appointed as the Secondary School Vice Principal, Organisation for Learning at the International School of Paris in August 2017. Ms. Martin was previously on the academic leadership team that founded Misk Schools in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ms. Martin has previously held positions as an MYP Coordinator and Academic Principal.

The American School Foundation of Mexico City:  Executive Director

Mark Sylte

01/11/2018

Mark has been appointed Executive Director of The American School Foundation of Mexico City. Previously he served as Head of Saigon South International School. He has also held headships at both Yew Chung International School in Shanghai and Saint Andrew's Upper School in Boca Raton.

Victoria Academy:  IB DP Coordinator

Nerissa Puntawe

01/10/2018

The International School Yangon:  Elementary School Principal

Sandra Sheppard

01/08/2018

The International School Yangon proudly announces the appointment of Ms. Sandra Sheppard as the new Elementary School Principal to begin in July 2018. Sandra comes to ISY with over 24 years in leadership experience and takes pride as a developer of innovative, collaborative and creative models of best practices. Ms. Sheppard will join ISY after serving as the Head of School for the English Modern School in Doha, Qatar.

Korea International School, Jeju Campus:  Academic Head of School and High School Principal

Kristine Stamp-Jerabek

01/08/2018

Kristine Stamp-Jerabek serves as the Academic Head of School at Korea International School, Jeju Campus. As a founding member of the school in 2011, she has had several opportunities to go beyond her comfort zone. Kristine believes that challenging faculty to do the same furthers their learning and ultimately benefits the students.

American School of Asunciòn:  High School Principal

Michael Johnson

01/06/2018

Has been appointed High School Principal at the American School of Asunciòn (ASA) in Paraguay for July 2018. He previously served as an Assistant Principal and Principal at the secondary level for Los Alamos Schools in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.

Creekside Elementary:  2nd Grade Teacher

Silvina Rubiano

12/17/2017

Universal American School in Dubai:  Director

Ole Bernard "OB" Sealey

12/13/2017

Ole Bernard Sealey has been selected to be the Director at the Universal American School in Dubai. OB currently serves as the High School Principal after having served as the assistant principal at UAS for the past academic year and for the prior three years as the Head of Secondary at Greenfield Community School in Dubai. At GCS he was responsible for three IB programs (MYP, DP, and CP). Prior to that, he spent five years at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver, British Columbia. During that time, he worked as an MYP Coordinator, Humanities Teacher, and IB Diploma History Teacher for three years and two as a Vice Principal of Middle School. Mr. Sealey is very proud of his work with the IB; he is a school evaluator, workshop leader, a former executive member of the British Columbia Association of IB World Schools and has been involved in two global curriculum development initiatives. His other career passions include instructional design and school improvement. He is passionate about learning and leadership and is looking forward to celebrating the academic success of the UAS community.

The International School of Kuala Lumpur:  ES Learning Specialist

JOEL JR LLABAN

12/12/2017

Passionate about supporting students and teachers become the best that they can be, Joel will join the amazing learning community of The International School of Kuala Lumpur as an ES Learning Specialist / Instructional Coach beginning July 2018. He is currently an elementary school teacher at The International School of Brussels. Prior to that, he was an elementary teacher at The International School of Beijing in China where he also served as an Accreditation Coordinator. He also supported the school in its professional learning community as a workshop leader on Visible Thinking. Passionate about innovation, inquiry, and modern learning, Joel was involved in a Design Team for ISB's Strategic Plan. He began his international school journey at Cebu International School where he was a elementary teacher, department coordinator and UbD trainer. He regularly represents NEASC and CIS in accreditation Team Visits supporting schools in their journey for improvement. Joel holds a Masters of Education in International School Administration and a Certificate of International School Leadership from the Principals Training Center.

Korea International School, Jeju Campus:  Director of Human Resources, Professional Learning, and Student Affairs

Z. Amos Stamp-Jerabek

12/12/2017

Amos Stamp-Jerabek serves as the Director of Human Resources, Professional Learning, and Student Affairs at Korea International School, Jeju Camps. A founding member of the school in 2011 and with over ten years of international education experience, Amos' research focuses on academic stress and emotional safety through the prism of neuroeducation. Currently a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University School of Education in Brain, Mind, and Teaching, Amos earned master's degrees in International Counseling and Social Policy and credentials in teaching and leadership.

Walworth Barbour American International School (WBAIS):  Middle School Principal

Brian Lettinga

12/05/2017

Brian H. Lettinga will be joining Walworth Barbour American International School (WBAIS) as the new Middle School Principal set to commence August, 2018. Brian has spent the last seven years at The International School of Belgrade where he served as the Lower School Principal. Brian and his wife, Annalisa, will start their 21st year teaching abroad this coming fall. Previous posts include Caracas, Nairobi, and the Northern Marianas Islands. Their two children, Miles and Poise are excited to start their new journey as well. The Lettinga family looks forward to this new chapter in their overseas lives and are excited to join the WBAIS community.

Stonehill International School:  Primary Principal

Karen Crooke

11/30/2017

Karen Crooke has been appointed as the new Primary Principal at Stonehill International School in Bangalore. She will join Stonehill in August 2018 after nine highly successful years as Primary Principal at the American International School of Mozambique.

ISNS:  MYP Coordinator

Ernald Boyd

11/26/2017

Cheongna Dalton School:  Director of Educational Technology

TS Bray

11/21/2017

TS Bray is currently in his second year as the first Director of Educational Technology at Cheongna Dalton School in Incheon, Korea.

International School of Charlottesville (VA, USA):  Head of School

Kristina Bennett

11/17/2017

Kristina (Tini) Bennett has been appointed Head of School at the International School of Charlottesville for July 2018. She is currently Head of School at Dar es Salaam International Academy in Tanzania and was previously the PYP Coordinator there. She serves on the Board of the Assoc of International Schools in Africa. A graduate of the Atlanta International School, she has also taught in Germany and Tanzania.

International School of Luxembourg:  Head of Community Relations

Nancy Squicciarini

11/06/2017

Nancy Squicciarini has been appointed as the new Head of Community Relations at the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) and will start her new role in August 2018. Nancy is currently the ISL Upper School Assistant Principal for teaching and learning and has 30 years’ experience as an educator. The Head of Community Relations will bring together and oversee the Partnership Development, Communication and Admissions teams, with the aim of strategically supporting the school’s vision for future growth, and collaboratively promoting it as the international school of choice in Luxembourg. ISL Director Nicki Crush, said: “Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in education, curriculum development, stakeholder engagement and event management. Her dedication, constant drive for innovation and ability to foster and maintain solid relationships is exactly what we need for our future plans.” Born and educated in New York, Nancy began her career as an elementary teacher and then transitioned into secondary education, teaching both English and Social Studies. Nancy has played a major part in the promotion of ISL for many years and has a broad range of experience as a teacher, head of department, Chair of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Accreditation Visiting Team Member for the Council of International Schools, trainer at the Principals Training Centre, and member of the Network of English Teachers in Luxembourg and Inspiring Student Learning Institutes. Nancy said: “I am honoured to become ISL’s Head of Community Relations next year. My focus will be on strengthening links with the local and international community, developing new partnerships, and further demonstrating ISL’s position as the Luxembourg school of choice for both expatriates, and families looking for the highest global standards of education, taught in English.”

United Nations International School:  Assistant Principal, Upper School

Kenya Washington

11/05/2017

Kenya was appointed as Assistant Principal at The United Nations International School, New York, U.S. commencing the 2017/18 academic year. Kenya joined UNIS in 2003. In addition to her clinical and university teaching background, she has also held the role of Upper School Guidance Counselor and has served on various committees including strategic planning for Internationalism, Advisory, Health, and Guidance curriculum teams at UNIS.

International School of Luxembourg:  Head of Community Relations

Nancy Squicciarini

10/27/2017

Nancy Squicciarini has been appointed as the new Head of Community Relations at the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) and will start her new role in August 2018. Nancy is currently the ISL Upper School Assistant Principal for teaching and learning and has 30 years’ experience as an educator.

The Head of Community Relations will bring together and oversee the Partnership Development, Communication and Admissions teams, with the aim of strategically supporting the school’s vision for future growth, and collaboratively promoting it as the international school of choice in Luxembourg.

ISL Director Nicki Crush, said: “Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in education, curriculum development, stakeholder engagement and event management. Her dedication, constant drive for innovation and ability to foster and maintain solid relationships is exactly what we need for our future plans.”

Born and educated in New York, Nancy began her career as an elementary teacher and then transitioned into secondary education, teaching both English and Social Studies.

Nancy has played a major part in the promotion of ISL for many years and has a broad range of experience as a teacher, head of department, Chair of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Accreditation Visiting Team Member for the Council of International Schools, trainer at the Principals Training Centre, and member of the Network of English Teachers in Luxembourg and Inspiring Student Learning Institutes.

Nancy said: “I am honoured to become ISL’s Head of Community Relations next year. My focus will be on strengthening links with the local and international community, developing new partnerships, and further demonstrating ISL’s position as the Luxembourg school of choice for both expatriates, and families looking for the highest global standards of education, taught in English.”

American School of Doha:  Director of Finance and Operations

Patricia Foster

10/24/2017

Patricia Foster joins the American School of Doha as the Director of Finance and Operations for the 2017-18 school year. Prior to moving to Doha, Patty was the CFO and Business Manager at The Stanwich School in Greenwich, Ct. for thirteen years and before that she held various positions in corporations including MasterCard International, NewPower Holdings, and KPMG Peat Marwick.

American School of Doha:  Director of Innovation and Technology

Jeff Kersting

10/24/2017

Jeff Kersting joins The American School of Doha community as the school’s new Director of Innovation and Technology. Prior to coming to ASDoha, he spent 17 years at Seoul Foreign School in South Korea as a classroom teacher, computer teacher, and Educational Tech Director.

Singapore International School:  Principal

MaryKay Smith-Gukova

10/23/2017

MaryKay was appointed as Principal of Singapore International School in BDNC, Vietnam in July of 2016. She previously served as Principal at the English International School, Moscow, Russia, and as the Director of three QSI International Schools in Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Vientiane International School:  Head of School

Elsa Donohue

10/16/2017

Elsa has been appointed as the Head of School at the Vientiane International School, in Vientiane, Laos, effective July 2018. Currently she serves as the Head of the ES Division at Jakarta Intercultural School, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Oberoi International School - Mumbai, India:  Career and College Counselor

Catherine Geisen-Kisch

10/14/2017

Catherine is delighted to have joined Oberoi International School in Mumbai, India. Former MS Counselor at Shanghai Community International School, Catherine is serving as a Career and College Counselor. OIS is a private K-12 IB school that offers also the OIS (U.S. equivalent) diploma. She is joined by her husband, John Geisen-Kisch, who is currently OIS Science Department Head and Secondary Science Teacher.

Stonehill International School:  Head of School

Simon McCloskey

10/13/2017

Simon McCloskey has been appointed as the Head of School at Stonehill International School in Bangalore for August 2018. Simon has been at Stonehill since 2014 and is currently the Primary Principal and Deputy Head of School.

Victoria Academy:  IB DP Coordinator

Nerissa Puntawe

10/12/2017

Singapore International School Bangkok:  KS1 Teacher & ICT Coordinator

Mariano Zuk

10/07/2017

International School of Monagas:  Principal

Chris Irvin

10/05/2017

Chris Irvin joined International School of Monagas as the school-wide Principal effective July 2017. He has been known affectionately as Coach Irvin on campus for 19 years at Colegio Internacional de Puerto La Cruz - Venezuela, where he served the following roles: Dean of Students, Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher.

Modern American Academy:  Deputy Director

Mary Hurley

09/15/2017

American School of Valencia:  High School Principal

Christopher Johnson

09/15/2017

Christopher Johnson has been appointed as the High School Principal at the American School of Valencia. Mr. Johnson comes to the American School of Valencia after serving as the Principal and Assistant Principal at the Academy of Math and Science in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Prior to his work at the Academy of Math and Science, Mr. Johnson served as a Curriculum Coordinator in Abu Dhabi, and as an English teacher and teacher trainer in Sevilla and Salamanca, Spain. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and Political Science from the University of Arizona, a Postgraduate Teacher Certification in Secondary Education from Pima Community College, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction from Plymouth State University, and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona. He holds multiple certifications as a Principal, English and Social Studies Teacher, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Teaching and Learning from Bethel University, and a CELTA certification to teach English as a foreign language. In addition, he is proficient in Spanish.

Raffles American School:  Elementary Principal

Timothy Shepherd

09/14/2017

Tim Shepherd is the Elementary Principal at Raffles American School, Malaysia. Raffles is growing school in southern peninsular Malaysia. Tim has worked in Switzerland, Thailand, Estonia, Bali and now Malaysia.

United World Colleges:  Director of Education

Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher

09/09/2017

Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher has been appointed Director of Education for United World Colleges in London, England. She was previously AP at UNIS, Manhattan in New York and Secondary Principal at Strothoff IS in Germany.

American Embassy School:  Director of Technology

Bob Elliott

09/07/2017

Bob joins AES from American School of Doha where he served as the Director of Technology for the last six years. Prior to this he was at the Seoul Foreign School, Seoul. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer & Information Science from Univ. of Maryland. He is married to Tracy Willcott who will be joining our MS art team. Their daughter Amaya will be attending Grade 3. Bob is involved extra-curricular activities like Softball, Service Learning, Robotics, Television Production, and Photography.

American Embassy School:  Director Operations and Business

Nishit Gandhi

09/07/2017

Nishit is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Diploma in IFRS from ACCA, UK. His last assignment was with the British Council where he served as Director Financial Systems. Prior to that he served as Regional Finance Director-South Asia for 8 years and Assistant Vice President-Finance in Genpact. Nishit has worked in finance leadership roles in Asia, Europe and North America.