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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.

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

Kristine M. Stamp-Jerabek

12/12/2017

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.

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.

American Embassy School:  Director

Jim Laney Jr.

09/06/2017

Jim has been Head of School at the International Community School (ICS) of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia since 2010. Prior positions there include Middle and High School Principal (2005-2008) and High School Principal and Deputy Director (2008-2010). Jim began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya followed by two years teaching math and computer science in Brooklyn, New York. His positions in the international arena include the International School of Cyprus as a science and computer teacher (1989-1993); Taipei American School as a teacher and Technology Director (1993-1999); and the American School of Warsaw where he was Elementary Assistant Principal (1999-2002), Interim Finance and Facilities Director (2000) and Elementary Principal (2002-2005). Jim has a BSc, summa cum laude, in Computer Systems Engineering with an Applied Physics minor from the Oregon Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Science Education (Physics) from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has Credentials in Physical Sciences 7-12 and K-12 School Administration from New York State.

American Embassy School:  Director of Curriculum and Professional learning

Shirley Droese

09/05/2017

Shirley has been the Associate Director of Academics Affairs for the past 2 years at the Qatar Foundation, Doha. Prior to that, she was the Director of Curriculum & Instruction (IB) in Shekou International School and Deputy Head of School at Seoul Foreign School. She has been an Administrator at Yorkville Elementary School and Fort Atkinson High School. In addition she also taught overseas at ISB, Bangkok; ISOI, Islamabad, ISG, Al Khobar. Shirley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Carthage College, Wisconsin, Master of Studies (Elem. Ed.) and PhD degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

American Embassy School:  Middle School Assistant Principal

Melissa Gamette

09/05/2017

Melissa comes to us after five years at the International School of Dusseldorf where she has served as a grade level leader, trip planner, and conference presenter at the European League of Middle Level Educators and the IBO. Overall, she has 15 years of teaching experience. Melissa has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the California State University, Chico and a Master’s degree in International Educational Administration from Endicott College in Switzerland. Melissa has taught in five schools in California as well as two in Montana and at the Medan International School in Indonesia.

American Embassy School:  Middle School Principal

Karen Dunmire

09/05/2017

Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Master’s degree in English/ESL from Michigan State University, and another Master’s degree in Education from Cleveland State University as well as training with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has a Lifetime Principal Certification from NY state. She was the Middle School Principal at the American School of Warsaw for 10 years and the lower school director of the American School in Madrid for four years. Karen also served as an interim Middle School Principal at the American International School in Vienna (AISV).

Escuela John F Kennedy, The American School of Querétaro:  Assistant General Director

Debra Giles

08/29/2017

Debra Giles has been named Assistant General Director at Escuela John F Kennedy, The American School of Querétaro in México. Previously she served as General Director at The American School of Asunción in Paraguay.

Canadian International School of Hefei:  English Language Arts Teacher

Theresa Candelaria

08/28/2017

MYP Language Acquisition teacher for grades 7, 8, 9 and 10

Ajial Bilingual School:  Kindergarten Principal

Bianca Alexander

08/25/2017

Daegu International School:  Headmaster

Christopher Murphy

08/25/2017

Chris was previously the principal at DIS for two years. He is honored to be promoted as headmaster and will lead DIS to continued success.

Frankfurt International School:  Elementary School Principal

Grace McCallum

08/16/2017

Grace McCallum has been appointed the new Elementary School Principal at Frankfurt International School. Grace has moved with her family after 11 years in Beijing from her position there as Preschool & Elementary School Principal.

Chadwick International:  Director of Secondary Studies

Barbara Wrightson

08/13/2017

Barbara Wrightson has been appointed as Director of Secondary Studies (IB MYP & IB DP Coordinator) at Chadwick International. Barbara has 20 years of experience in education, with 16 years in IB programs. Prior to working at Chadwick, she was served as the Director of Academic Affairs at Taejon Christian International School in the Republic of Korea.

Chadwick International:  Village School Assistant Principal

Geoff Dumelie

08/13/2017

Geoff Dumelie is starting his new role as Village School Assistant Principal at Chadwick International Shcool. Previously, he was Village School Counselor at the school.

Chadwick International:  Principal of Student Well-Being

Bobby Fagogenis

08/13/2017

Bobby Fagogenis has been appointed as Principal of Student Well-Being at Chadwick International School in Incheon, Republic of Korea after serving as Village School Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics.

Guangzhou Nanfang International School:  IB/Primary and Secondary PE Teacher

Ricardo Vieira

08/13/2017

It has been an honor of joining the GNIS team and contributes to this vibrant community of life-long learners.

Rokkasho International School:  Headmaster

THOMAS QUINN

08/09/2017

Rokkasho International School is run on a commission by the Aomori Prefectural Government to offer an international education primarily for the children of researchers and technicians for the Broader Approach (BA) Activities. It is located in Rokkasho Village, Aomori Prefecture in Northern Japan. Children at Rokkasho International School follow an international style of education based in the English language, setting the groundwork for success wherever their families decide to relocate to after their time in Japan. The school offers a preschool section, for children between the ages of three and five, and elementary and middle school sections that run from grades 1 through 9. Rokkasho International School implements the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in the Elementary School Section and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) in the Middle School Section when these sections are offered. The IPC is a comprehensive thematic creative curriculum that is used in more than 90 countries worldwide. The IMYC is a challenging, engaging, internationally-minded, concept-focused curriculum designed for middle school students.

International School Moshi - Tanzania (Moshi Campus):  Deputy Head of Secondary

Rick Fitzpatrick

08/06/2017

Rick Fitzpatrick has taken on the role of Deputy Head of Secondary at the International School Moshi (Tanzania) in addition to his post as IB Diploma Coordinator for the 2017-2018 school year. This is Rick's eighth year at ISM where he also serves as DP History and DP Global Politics teacher. He also coordinates the Extended Essay and Self-Taught Literature Programs and plays a leadership role on the Campus Management Team, the Cross-Campus Curriculum Committee and on the IT Committee.

United World Colleges IO:  Director of Education

Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher

07/27/2017

New Role to bring UWC to the forefront of international education!

Colegio Gran Bretaña:  Director (Head of School)

Robert Tomalin

07/12/2017

After six years working at Colegio Gran Bretaña (Bogotá, Colombia) as the Head of Secondary, Robert Tomalin will be assuming the role of Director (Head of School). He is sure that the training he received on his four PTC courses supported his growth and readiness for this exciting new challenge.

Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm:  Principal/Head of International (Gr 1-9)

Corina Rader

07/09/2017

Corina has been appointed the Principal/Head of Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm a grade 1-9 school in Stockholm, Sweden. Corina has worked in education for over 14 years in Sweden, Washington D.C., Seattle, WA, Las Vegas, NV and Prescott, AZ.

Escola Americana de Campinas:  Elementary Principal

Shannon McMahon

07/07/2017

Shannon McMahon has been appointed as the new Elementary Principal at Escola Americana de Campinas in Brazil starting in August 2017. She was previously the Assistant Primary Principal and PYP Coordinator at Stonehill International School in Bangalore, India.

The Thai-Chinese International School:  Lower School Principal

Betsy Fitch

07/02/2017

Dr. Betsy Fitch has been appointed as Lower School Principal at the Thai-Chinese International School in Bangkok. Dr. Fitch recently served as Lead Principal in the Oak Grove School District for six years and before that was a lead teacher and STEM coordinator in the Oak Grove District. Dr. Fitch has over 15 years in numerous educational leadership roles.

Nagoya International School:  Secondary Associate Principal

Marika Farrell

06/28/2017

Marika will be moving to the position of Secondary Associate Principal at Nagoya International School. Marika has been MYP Coordinator at NIS and IS Moshi, as well as Athletic Director at PSI Kiev and YCIS Beijing.

Pan American School of Bahia:  Secondary Principal

Fernanda Dillon

06/27/2017

Fernanda Dillon has been appointed the Secondary Principal at the Pan American School of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil starting July 2017. She previously served as Director of Teaching and Learning and Math Instructional Coach at PASB after teaching at Shanghai American School - Puxi and Chapel School.

International School Hanover Region:  Head of Lower Primary School

Annette Bauer

06/26/2017

Position begins August 2017. Annette is currently the Head of School at AltSchool Dogpatch in San Francisco, and previously held many roles in international and US independent schools.

International School of Latvia:  Secondary Principal

Mark Robertson

06/26/2017

Mark Robertson is joining International School of Lativa as the Secondary Principal starting July 2017. He is currently serving at the Shekou International School in China as the IB and HS Coordinator.