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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

Colegio Americano de Torreón:  Deputy Director

Jessyca K. Lucero-Flores


Jessyca K. Lucero-Flores is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she served the educational community in capacities ranging from a substitute to an instructional coach. After being licensed and certified, she moved to Medellín, Colombia where she worked at The Columbus School from 2012-2015 in the capacity as Director of Learning under Susan Jaramillo.

In 2015, Jessyca moved to Torreón, Mexico to Colegio Americano de Torreón where she has served as the Secondary Principal for the past four years. She has been promoted to Deputy Director, N-12 with a focus on academics. She will work closely with Strategic Planning among other things.

She is excited to start this new adventure and hopes to see you at recruiting fairs and international conferences!

The International Community School:  Middle School Principal

Kristie Adelsboell


Kristine Adelsboell is the new Middle School Principal at ICS Addis. Kristine joins ICS this year from Tokyo International School in Japan.

The International Community School:  Executive Director of Learning

Holly Reardon


Holly Reardon is the new Executive Director of Learning at ICS Addis. Holly joins ICS this year from the International School of Eastern Seaboard in Thailand.

American International School of Lagos:  Interim Superintendent

Sean Areias


Sean Areias has been appointed Interim Superintendent at the American International School of Lagos for the 2019-20 school year, and he will serve as Deputy Superintendent for 2020-21 in support of Superintendent-elect Tom Pado. He had been the Elementary Principal at AIS Lagos for the past five years. Sean is looking forward to serving the AIS Lagos community for another two years.

Beijing City International School:  Deputy Principal / PYP Coordinator

Lucila Zornosa-Sanchez


Lucila is originally from Bogota, Colombia. She spent her early years in Colombia and moved to the United States at age 17. She speaks Spanish, English, and she is always interested in learning more languages. She moved to Beijing with her husband Ilich, who is also a teacher at BCIS. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, traveling, exercising and kite surfing.

Lucila graduated with honors from Texas Wesleyan University in 2008 with a Major in Bilingual Education in Early Childhood through Grade 4 and a Minor in Spanish. She then obtained a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Design with emphasis on Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been in the teaching field for 16 years and has had the opportunity to work in public, private, and international schools around the world since 2008.

Lucila joined BCIS in 2014 and has been part of the Early Childhood Center since it was open. She has enjoyed seeing the fantastic journey and development our ECC has gone through the past few years and looks forward to continuing to provide a safe, playful, and loving environment for children at BCIS.

Hong Kong International School:  Chief Advancement Officer

Ann Wardwell


Ann Wardwell joins Hong Kong International School as its Chief Advancement Officer. Ann comes to HKIS from The Fay School in Southborough, MA, USA, where she served as Director of Advancement.

Hong Kong International School:  Middle School Principal

Connie Kim


Connie Kim joins Hong Kong International School as Middle School Principal. Connie joins HKIS from Chadwick International in South Korea, where she was Head of the Middle School.

Hong Kong International School:  Upper Primary Principal

Ben Hart


Ben Hart is Hong Kong International School’s new Upper Primary School Principal. Ben returns to HKIS from American International School of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he served as Elementary Principal.

Beijing City International School:  Early Childhood Center Principal

Debra Cota


Debra was born in Minnesota, United States of America. Debra has spent her life surrounded by children, being one of eight siblings. Debra graduated from Saint Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She earned a Master’s in Early Childhood and Leadership from Walden University. Debra has taught grades 2, 5 and 6 in Minnesota and Texas. When Debra had her own children she realized the early years was her specialty. She opened her own preschool program in Minnesota and ran that until she and her family moved to Ankara, Turkey. Debra learned the PYP while teaching and Turkey and specifically PYP in the Early Years.

Debra is joining BCIS after spending 9 years in Santiago, Chile where she was a kindergarten teacher and most recently Principal of the Early Years School for the past 4 years. Debra is very excited to share her passion and experiences of working with young learners with the BCIS community.

Beijing City International School:  PYP Coordinator

Chantelle Parsons


Recently appointed as the PYP Coordinator at Beijing City International School, beginning August 2019, after teaching grade 5 for three years at the school. Chantelle previously worked in an IB setting in Kiev teaching grades 2 - 4.

Beijing City International School:  Director of Communications

Phil Clark


Phil is originally from the UK where he gained his Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree from the University of Lancaster and later gained his Master of Education degree from the University of Sheffield. He also holds a Certificate in Educational Leadership from the Principal’s Training Center.

Phil is passionate about the power of education to inspire others to make a positive impact. He has wide ranging experience in international education as a teacher and has held a variety of leadership roles. He has worked in schools in the UK, Turkey, Kuwait, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. Phil is also a consultant, workshop leader and visiting team leader for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Originally joining BCIS from 2009-2012 as Middle School Principal. Phil was delighted to return to the BCIS community in August 2019 as Director of Communications. When not working, Phil enjoys running, walking the dog, reading and listening to music.

Thalun International School:  Early Childhood Principal

Tamara Doak


Thalun International School, Yangon, is excited to announce that Ms. Tamara Doak will be joining our leadership team in 2019-20. She will be taking on the role of early childhood Principal at our early childhood campus. Ms. Doak is a seasoned international educator and school leader, with extensive Early Childhood experience.

Bishop Mackenzie International School:  Head of Primary

Eloise Engel


Eloïse Engel is the new Head of Primary at Bishop Mackenzie International School in Malawi. She has previously worked in seven countries, most recently at Harare International School in Zimbabwe. She is joined at BMIS by her two young boys and her husband, who will teach in secondary school and be the college counselor.

Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur:  Secondary Principal

Dr. Jessica Hale


Dr. Jessica Hale has been appointed Secondary Principal at Oasis International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, effective August 2019. After serving as the Director of Learning Innovation for the establishment of the school, Dr. Hale is excited to transition to leading the Secondary School at OIS!

UWC East Africa:  Deputy Head of Campus

Florian Ciprian Baciu, Ed.D


Ciprian will serve as Deputy Head of Campus at UWC East Africa in Arusha starting in August, after three successful years as consultant with the Ministry of Education in Oman.He is excited to become part of the UWC movement!