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Leysin American School:  Director of University Advising

Rich Modica


Rich Modica has been appointed Director of University Advising at Leysin American School starting in August 2021 after serving as a University and Career Counselor at Zurich International School, Switzerland for four years. Prior to moving to Switzerland, Rich worked as a teacher in the USA and college/university counselor in Oman, Korea and Singapore.

Bangkok Patana School:  Primary School Principal

Sarah McCormack


Sarah McCormack has been appointed as the Primary Principal at Bangkok Patana School. She has been the School Principal at St Andrew’s College Junior School, Dublin since 2017. She was also the founding principal of Discovery Mind Primary School (DMPS) in Hong Kong. We are looking forward to welcoming Sarah to our school!

Bangkok Patana School:  Secondary School Principal

Matt Seddon


Matt Seddon has been appointed Secondary Principal at Bangkok Patana School starting in August 2021 after serving as a Deputy Head of School at Kellett School, Hong Kong for seven years. We look forward to welcoming Matt to our school!

Alessandro Volta Italian School:  Elementary ESL Teacher

Patricia Londono


Eaglebridge International School, Dandong, China:  English, P.E and Science Teacher

Yefferson Julio Auza


Colegió Interamericano:  Elementary Principal

Jeff Brickus


Colegió Interamericano welcomes Mr. Jeff Brickus as their new Elementary Principal. Mr. Brickus has years of experience as an educator and school leader in Maryland, Egypt and Myanmar.

Colegió Interamericano:  High School Principal

Ron Wilder


Colegió Interamericano in Guatemala welcomes Dr. Ron Wilder as their new High School Principal. Dr. Wilder has been in international schools education for 25 years, working as a teacher and administrator in Switzerland, Guam, Bolivia, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Korea, Nigeria, Kenya, and China prior to returning to the US in 2016.

Tashkent International School:  Elementary Principal

Derek Nelson


I believe in the power of student voice and that adults must listen to and trust students to take a lead role in their learning. As educators, we must cultivate an environment that allows students to flourish and develop the skills needed to succeed in a world we can’t yet imagine. I also fundamentally believe that learning should be fun.

Oman:  English teacher

Sadiqua Khan


Korea International School, Jeju:  Middle School Associate Principal

Paul Boland


Mr. Paul Boland has been promoted to help lead the Korea International School, Jeju's Middle School as its new Associate Principal.

Hong Kong International School:  Upper Primary School Associate Principal

Kristi Granquist


Kristi Granquist has changed roles at Hong Kong International School from Grade 4 Team Leader to Upper Primary Associate Principal. Kristi began her career at The Montessori School of Bemis in Tennessee and then moved overseas to the American School of Brasilia where she taught Grade 5 and served as a Math Learning Leader and MAP Coordinator.

Hong Kong International School:  Upper Primary School Associate Principal

Genta Branstetter


Genta Branstetter joins Hong Kong International School as an Upper Primary School Associate Principal from the American School in Japan where she was an Associate Principal of the Elementary School. Prior to ASIJ, she was a mathematics instructional coach and a classroom teacher for over 20 years.

Hong Kong International School:  High School Associate Principal for Academics

Carrie Bennett


Carrie Bennett comes to Hong Kong International School from the American School in Japan, where she was a high school Associate Principal for four years and a high school English teacher for four years. Previous to Japan, she was an high school Assistant Principal at the American International School in Kuwait and a high school English teacher in both Kuwait and Canada.

Hong Kong International School:  Director of Curriculum and Assessment

Fay Leong


Fay Leong is Hong Kong International School’s new Director of Curriculum and Assessment. Fay joins HKIS from Shanghai American School, where she was the Associate Director of Educational Programs at their Pudong campus for six years and secondary school social studies teacher for eight.

The American School of Belo Horizonte:  Interim Upper School Principal and MYP Coordinator

Gustav Helman


Gustav Helman has taken the post of Interim Upper School Principal and MYP Coordinator at The American School of Belo Horizonte. His previous post was DP and CAS Coordinator at Chiyoda International School Tokyo, Japan, where he took the school to authorization and started the programme. Prior to that, he was Whole School Languages Coordinator, MFL Head of Faculty, and Spanish teacher in international schools in Zambia, Argentina, Indonesia, China, and Malaysia.

elementary:  classroom teacher

sania khurshid


Casablanca American School:  Lower School Principal

Elizabeth Phillips


Elizabeth L. Phillips has been appointed the Lower School Principal at Casablanca American School in Morocco, where she most recently served as acting Lower School Principal and prior to that, Vice Principal. Before joining CAS, she was Director of Teaching and Learning and MYP Coordinator at the International School of Latvia. She began her international journey in Beirut, Lebanon after having spent several years serving in South Carolina public schools.

American School in Taichung:  Secondary School Principal

James Mattiace


James comes to Taiwan having previously been an administrator at the International School of Panama. With 23 years in education, over half of it in international schools, James is excited to lead this small progressive school with a global lens as it tackles assessment reform, restorative practices, and improves the rigor and critical thinking skills schoolwide. Go Eagles!

International School of Boston:  Secondary School Director

Philippe Caron-Audet


Philippe Caron-Audet has been appointed Secondary School Director at the International School of Boston/Lycée International de Boston. Graduate of McGill in French language, culture and literature, Philippe is also Lead Educator in the IB educators network.

International School of Panama:  Director

Audrey Menard


Dr. Audrey C. Menard was appointed as the School Director of the International School of Panama in July 2020. Dr. Menard is excited to lead this first-tier school which holds non-profit status and educates about 1200 students annually. Previously, Dr. Menard was the Head of School at George Washington Academy, in Casablanca Morocco. She has also served as the Head of School at two additional institutions.

Escola Americana de Campinas:  Head of School

Michael Arcidiacono


Dr. Michael Arcidiacono has been appointed as the Head of School for the Escola Americana de Campinas (EAC). Previously, Michael worked in senior administration positions in schools in Malaysia, China and other schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

American School of Recife:  Superintendent

Mark Pleasants


Thank you for contacting me. I am thrilled to be the new Superintendent at the American School of Recife. I was the Secondary School Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela for four years and the Secondary School Principal at TCIS in Daejeon, South Korea for six years.

International Community School, Addis Ababa:  Executive Director of Innovation & Technology

Santha Kumar


Santha Kumar has been appointed as Executive Director of Innovation & Technology at the International Community School Addis Ababa commencing August 2020. Santha has over 22 years of experience in international education and was most recently the Director of Information Services at Cairo American College, Egypt.

BASIS International Schools:  Dean of Students of Primary School

Ricardo Vieira


American School in Taichung:  Head of School

Dr. Colin Brown


Dr. Colin Brown joined AST in July, 2020. He has almost 25 years in the education field and has held administrative positions or taught in China, Guatemala, Hungary and Vietnam. Prior to coming to AST, Dr. Brown spent 6 years as the Director at an international school in the Dominican Republic. He is pleased to be joining his new team and collaborating with them to guide AST's pursuit of excellence. Dr. Brown's wife Laura, who teaches third grade, and his two daughters are happy to be a part of AST's warm community.

Pan American Christian Academy:  Superintendent

John Nelson


John Nelson has been appointed to serve as superintendent of schools for Pan American Christian Academy (PACA) located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

John comes to PACA after five years in a head-of-school role at Houghton Academy in New York, USA. Prior to that, he served in leadership in international Christian schools in Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

American International School of Monrovia:  Director

Bobbi McDaniel


Dr.Bobbi McDaniel was formerly a Principal at Vision International School in Qatar for 3years. She began her new position on July 1,2020 as the Director at the American International School of Monrovia located in Liberia, Africa.

American School in Taichung:  Director of Teaching and Learning

Vickie Swann


Vickie Swann joins the American School in Taichung as Director of Teaching and Learning. Prior to moving to Taiwan, Vickie worked as a principal, curriculum director, and teacher in the USA, Hungary, Vietnam, and Panama.

NUCB International College:  Principal

Dennis Kelly


Scheduled to open in September 2022, NUCB International College (NIC) will be situated on the beautiful 200-acre, wooded grounds of Nagoya University of Commerce in Business located in Nisshin City, which borders the Aichi prefectural capital of Nagoya City and its 2.3 million residents. NIC will be a co-educational boarding school with world-class facilities for a maximum cohort of 225 students from Years 10-12 and run to the European/North American academic school year (Sept-June). The programme will provide an international and Japanese domestic university matriculation pathway for non-Japanese citizens - either based overseas or residing in Japan - as well as Japanese citizens - either returning from overseas or currently residing in Japan. All students will graduate simultaneously with the Japanese High School Diploma and the IB Diploma. The requirements of both diplomas will be met via instruction in English.

Western Australian International School:  Primary School Vice Principal

Gustavo Páez


Gustavo Paez has been appointed Primary School Vice Principal at Western Australian International School in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, effective September 2020. Gustavo joins WASS from Santiago College where he was IB Coordinator for 3 years.

International School of Ulaanbaatar:  Head of Primary

Colin Powell


The International School of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia is delighted to announce that Colin Powell has been appointed the new Head of Primary. He previously served as the Director of Teaching and Learning at the International School of London Qatar. Before Qatar, he held leadership and teaching positions in Lithuania, Sri Lanka and China. His Wife, Dr. Jenny Wong-Powell and two children, ages 8 and 10 will accompany him. His family is excited about joining ISU and exploring the wonders of Mongolia.

Frankfurt International School:  Assistant Head of School

Michael Johnston


Dr. Michael Johnston joins Frankfurt International School in Oberursel, Germany as the new Assistant Head of School. Previously Mike spent three years as Director General at the American International School in Guatemala as well as in teaching and leadership positions at a host of schools around the world. Dr. Fochtman is thrilled Mike is joining the FIS team!

Branksome Hall Asia:  Director of Enrollment Management

Barbara Lonczak


Barbara has accepted the Director of Enrollment Management position at Branksome Hall Asia. Barbara established the St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju’s Office of Admissions from a small desk and a big dream. Before coming to Jeju Barbara was the Director of Admissions at Oakwood Friends School, a Quaker Middle and High School in New York.

Branksome Hall Asia:  Deputy Principal

Michael Schreider


Michael Schreider has been appointed Deputy Principal at Branksome Hall Asia. Previously, Michael was a Learning Support teacher at Branksome Hall Asia. Michael comes to us from Canada and is an experienced administrator who has 12 years of experience as Principal. Internationally, Michael worked in Bahrain and was MYP Coordinator at Frankfurt International School.

CIS:  Head of School

MaryKay Smith-Gudkova


MaryKay is the Head of School for CIS Education Group in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She has been a school director/principal at several international schools in Europe and Asia.

Colegio Interamericano Guatemala:  Early Childhood Principal

Corinna Krocker


Corinna Krocker has accepted the Early Childhood Principal position at the Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala. She is currently serving as Interim principal and held the position as our Early Childhood Academic Coach.

Educational Aspirations:  Founding Director

Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher


Global Educational Consultancy

EAV:  Principal

Teresa Fry


American International School Chennai:  Elementary School Principal

Lynn Schneider


Lynn Schneider has accepted the Elementary School Principal position at the American International School Chennai, India. She is currently serving as Elementary Associate Principal at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American School, in Lima, Peru. She has previously worked in the United States, New Delhi, Sudan, Tokyo, and Taipei.

Colegio Bolívar:  Middle School Principal

Jon Roberts


Jon Roberts has been appointed Middle School Principal at Colegio Bolívar in Cali, Colombia. Previously, Jon was a teacher on special assignment at Colegio Bolívar.

Daegu International School:  Director of Teaching and Learning

William Seward


William Seward has joined Daegu International School as the Director of Teaching and Learning. Prior to DIS, William served as the Lower School Principal at the International Community School of Abidjan and as the Associate Principal of Primary/Elementary Schools at Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogota, Colombia.

Georgia School Ningbo:  Secondary School Coordinator

Darcie Flansburg


We are Georgia School Ningbo, a WASC accredited American international school designed to maximize student potential and develop the character and academic capacity of tomorrow’s leaders. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Darcie Flansburg to the role of Secondary School Coordinator.

ILG School:  Executive Director

Rachel MacKinnon


Utahloy Language Centre:  Head of School

Tim Shepherd


Yangon International School:  Kindergarten Teacher

Lori Mulligan


Kindergarten Teacher at Yangon International School beginning July 2019.

Banjul American International School:  Director

Myna Anderson


The smallest school in the smallest country in Africa has appointed Myna Anderson to lead the school into its 35th year. Myna brings over 30 years of experience from some of the best international schools to BAIS and ensures that the small school maintains its big heart.

ABA:  Head of School

Craig Williamson


Craig Williamson has been appointed Head of School at ABA in Oman. Currently, Craig is the Head of School at the International School of Riga (ISR) in Latvia. Over the past 18 years, Craig has served as the Assistant Head of School at Chadwick International in South Korea and various other teaching and administrative roles in Kuwait, Qatar, the UK and Canada. Craig is privileged to join ABA after Sue Groesbeck who is serving ABA as the Interim Head of School during the 2019-2020 school year.

Bavarian International School gAG:  Principal Primary School City Campus

Dr. April Yetsko


Dr. April Yetsko has been appointed Principal for the Primary School at City Campus of Bavarian International School gAG in Munich (Germany). Previously, Dr. April Yetsko was Head of School at the international school “Magen David Academy” in Panama City (Panama).

Bavarian International School gAG:  Deputy Head of School

Shary Marshall


Shary Marshall has been appointed Deputy Head of School at Bavarian International School gAG in Haimhausen and Munich (Germany). Previously, Shary Marshall headed the Primary School at Walworth Barbour American International School in Even Yehuda (Israel).

American International School of Abuja:  PE Teacher/Department Coordinator

Julie Strait


Middle and High School PE and Health