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Frankfurt International School:  Upper School Principal

John Switzer

06/26/2019

John Switzer has been appointed Upper School Principal at Frankfurt International School in Oberursel, Germany, effective August 2019. John joins FIS from Zurich International School where he was Upper School Principal for 8 years.

GEMS AKNS:  High School Assistant Principal -Teaching & Learning

Allen McInnis

06/08/2019

As part of ongoing strategic planning and school improvement, Allen McInnis has joined GEMS AKNS in the capacity of High School Assistant Principal focusing on Teaching and Learning.

Allen McInnis is an experienced educator, curriculum writer, and school leader. Allen has worked in schools in Canada, Qatar, and the UAE. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction, has obtained international principal certification and has held leadership positions in both primary and secondary schools. He has acted as Team Leader, MYP Coordinator, Coordinator of Mathematics and Assessment Lead and whole-school Curriculum Coordinator. Allen holds Master’s Degrees in Leadership as well as Curriculum and Instruction.

Academia Cotopaxi, Quito, Ecuador:  Director

Robert van der Eyken

05/30/2019

Robert van der Eyken has been appointed as the next Director of Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador. During an international career of 26 years, Rob has been a teacher, coordinator, athletic director, principal, and head of school in Namibia, Mexico, China, Morocco, and North Macedonia. Originally drawn to education as a force for positive change in the world, Rob is very excited to join Academia Cotopaxi, an American International School that is fully dedicated to the concepts of inclusion, expanding its student population beyond what is normally the model of international schools, as well as environmental awareness and reducing our impact on the planet.

International School of Nanshan Shenzhen:  MYP Principal

Chris Irvin

05/25/2019

Chris Irvin will become the MYP Principal at the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen in August 2019. His wife Ama will be teaching Kindergarten. After many wonderful years in Venezuela they are looking forward to the change!

Stonehill International School:  Secondary Principal

Joe Lumsden

05/22/2019

Joe Lumsden will be joining Stonehill International School in Bangalore, as Secondary Principal, starting in August 2019. Joe will be joining the school from Istanbul International Community School where he has been the Secondary Principal since 2014.

European School:  Head of Middle School / MYP Coordinator

Rizwan Khan

05/17/2019

Riz Khan joins the leading IB school in Georgia and the region as Head of Middle School / MYP Coordinator at the European School, Tbilisi.

Passionate about 21st Century learning and teaching, Riz is keen to build teaching which reflects authenticity and autonomy. Riz also holds several roles with the IB including workshop leader, site visitor for MYP and DP as well as building quality curriculum reviewer and consultant.

Colegio Americano de Torreón:  Deputy Director K-12 (for Academics)

Jessyca Lucero-Flores

04/30/2019

Jessyca will be working with the General Director in a capacity to serve the K-12 community in regards to academics and strategic planning. She has been the High School and Middle School principal at Colegio Americano de Torreón for the past 4 years.

American International School of Abuja:  PE Teacher/Department Coordinator

Julie Strait

04/28/2019

Accepted a position at the American International School of Abuja and will be joining the HPE team for Middle and High School PE and Health.

Harvard American Bilingual School:  Director

Andy Mirhaj

04/17/2019

Andy Mirhaj joined Harvard American Bilingual School as the school's Director. Andy has over 15 years of experience working in international schools, both as an educator and educational leader.

Stonehill International School:  Head of School

Brian Brumsickle

04/14/2019

Brian Brumsickle will be joining Stonehill International School in Bangalore, as Head of School in August 2019. He has previously served at Gyeonggi Suwon International School for the last four years and brings extensive teaching and leadership experience in Asia.

Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln:  Superintendent

Madeleine Maceda Heide

03/31/2019

Madeleine Maceda Heide has been appointed the next Superintendent of Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Madeleine served in leadership roles at Taipei American School, the International School of Brussels, Hong Kong International School, the American School of Bombay, and most recently at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador. Madeleine is invested in energizing communities toward innovation, building collaborative relationships, and empowering diverse learners of all ages and abilities.

University of Charleston (WV - USA):  Director of University Bands

John Christian

03/28/2019

John Christian was appointed Director of University Bands at the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV USA. Prior to his appointment he served as Director of Instrumental Music at Almaty International School in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Chair of Fine Arts at Rabat American School in Rabat, Morocco.

Maarif International School:  Visual Art/Design Teacher

Zeynep USTA

03/28/2019

International Community School Addis Ababa:  Executive Director of Learning

Holly Reardon

03/25/2019

Holly Bowen Reardon has been appointed as Executive Director of Learning at the International Community School Addis Ababa commencing August, 2019. Holly has over 19 years of experience in education and was most recently the Elementary and Middle School Principal at the International School Eastern Seaboard.

American International School of Guangzhou:  Director

Kevin Baker

03/06/2019

Kevin Baker has been appointed as Director of the American International School of Guangzhou commencing 30 June, 2019. Kevin has over 30 years of experience in education and has worked at Hong Kong International School, Seoul Foreign School, and has been Head of School at several independent schools in the United States prior to joining International School of Busan (formerly Busan International Foreign School), where he is currently Head of School. Kevin has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Concordia University Nebraska, a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Washington State University, and is completing his Doctorate degree in Human Capital Management. In his free time Kevin enjoys his family, presenting, reading, grilling, golfing, and supporting the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

YGQ International School of Beijing:  Principal

John Healey

03/05/2019

Yang Guang Qing International School of Beijing is a private boarding school, accredited by the Ministry of Education in Manitoba, Canada to run and offer two curricular tracks and diplomas. YGQ is a dynamic school that focuses on wellness, student led seminars and project based learning. Our school is located in Yizhuang a suburb of Beijing.

American School of Antananarivo:  middle school social studies teacher

Caitilin Christensen

02/24/2019

British School in Colombo:  Director of Technology

David Boehm

02/08/2019

David Boehm has been appointed Director of Technology at The British School in Colombo, Sri Lanka. starting Aug 2018. David comes to the role after 8 years at the Inwood Academy for Leadership, where as a co-founder of the school, initially served as Director of Finance & Operations before moving on to become Director of Technology & Innovation.

Korea International School, Jeju:  Middle School Principal

Patrick Carroll

01/21/2019

Patrick M. Carroll has accepted the role of Middle School Principal at Korea International School, Jeju beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. For the past eleven years he has served the SMIC Private School community in Shanghai in diverse roles from teacher, to department head, to Vice Principal of Secondary.

Medan Independent School:  Head of School

Darren Acomb

01/15/2019

Darren Acomb will take over as Head of School at Medan Independent School, Indonesia, from August 2019. Darren has been at International School Moshi since 2015, where he is currently Deputy Head of Campus.

ICS Addis Ababa:  Elementary Principal

David Callaway

01/12/2019

David "Cal" Callaway has been appointed Elementary School Principal at The International Community School of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, starting August 2018. Cal comes to the position after 9 years at the International School of Latvia, where he most recently served as Deputy Director.

North Jakarta Intercultural School:  Head of School

Gerald Donavan

12/19/2018

Chadwick International School:  Middle School Principal

Jacqueline Cameron

12/13/2018

Jacqueline Cameron will be the next Middle School Principal at Chadwick International School in Seoul, Korea starting 2019. She will leave Chadwick School in California where she has been the Assist. Lower School Head since 2014

Colegio Interamericano Guatemala:  Elementary Principal

Paul Wicks

12/07/2018

Mr. Wicks is the new Elementary Principal of Colegio Interamericano Guatemala. He brings with him his experience from International schools in Italy, Qatar, Mexico and China.

Colegio Interamericano Guatemala:  ECE Principal

Alyssa Veith

12/07/2018

Ms. Veith is the new Early Childhood Principal at Colegio Interamericano Guatemala. She previously held the role of ECE Instructional Coach at the school.

Colegio Interamericano Guatemala:  High School Principal

Dave Krocker

12/07/2018

is the new High School Principal of Colegio Interamericano Guatemala. He has previously held Leadership roles in both Canada and Thailand.

Colegio Interamericano:  Middle School Principal

Odette Pretty

12/07/2018

Is the new Middle School Principal at Colegio Interamericano Guatemala. She previously served as Curriculum Director and Principal in the Bahamas.

Colegio Interamericano:  General Director

Sharon Canadine

12/07/2018

is the new General Director of Colegio Interamericano Guatemala. Prior to this position, she served as the schools´ Interim General Director and Academic Director.

American School of Bombay:  High School Principal

Justin Wild

12/03/2018

Justin Wild will join the American School of Bombay as the High School Principal from the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Justin is currently serving as the High School Vice Principal at the Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus and has worked in Chile, Republic of Korea, and the US.

International College, Beirut:  President

Joel Peinado

11/30/2018

Joel Peinado has been appointed the next President for International College in Beirut.

International School of Phnom Penh:  Head of School

Gareth Jones

11/30/2018

Gareth Jones has been appointed the next Head of School for 2019.

Zurich International School:  Director

Lisa Lyle

11/30/2018

International School of Amsterdam:  Director

Bernadette Carmody

11/29/2018

Bernadette Carmody has been named International School of Amsterdam's next Director. Bernadette leaves Riffa Views International School in Bahrain where she serves as Director. She holds a BA from Griffith University in Australia, and MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from University of London, and an MA in International & Overseas Administration from The College of New Jersey, as well as a PHD in Education from University of Southern Queensland in Australia.

Utahloy International School Zengcheng:  Director of Musi, MYP and PYP Music teacher

SIHUN KIM

11/28/2018

I am a highly qualified Music teacher and director with over 15 years of experience with students in all age groups. I hold a Bachelor of Music, a Master of Music degrees and a Graduate Diploma in Conducting. I can teach any music-related classes and direct choirs, orchestras, and, musicals for K-12 students. Subjects I taught at international schools over the last ten years are MYP Music, PYP Music, K-5 General Music, MS/HS Choir, MS/HS Orchestra, and HS Advanced Music Theory.

I believe that music is a universal language and is for everyone. I am confident that my wide range of teaching, personal and professional experiences in Music make me a great addition to the music department of your school.

South Hills Academy:  Head of School

Emmanuel Lacoste

11/25/2018

South Hills Academy is a PreK to 12th Grade College Preparatory School with 300 students and 15 nationalities.

The American School of Vietnam:  MSHS PE Teacher

Rasul II Buisan

10/31/2018

Mr. Rasul Buisan II has been named TAS Middle-High School Physical Education (PE) and Dance Teacher since August 2009. He has been a part of the TAS family since its opening for more than seven years. Mr. Buisan has extensive knowledge in Physical Education (Sports, Dance, Health Education, Recreational and Sports Management) with a graduate of Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education. He has more than 17 years of teaching experience.

International School Mainfranken:  Head of School

Michael Gündert

10/25/2018

Mr Michael Gündert has been appointed Head of School at International School Mainfranken in Schweinfurt, Germany. Michael has been with the school for seven years and previously held the roles of High School and IB Diploma Coordinator for four years.

Escola Eleva:  MS Principal

Isis Aquino

10/11/2018

DYP International School Belgium:  Head of School

Bruce Ferguson

10/08/2018

Mr. Bruce Ferguson is an experienced international educator. He has over 20 years of experience in nine different countries. He began his career as an educator in the United States public school system, and from there went to international schools in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Mr. Ferguson has taught English and Social Studies in grades 5-12. He has also held the leadership positions of Head of Department, Athletics Director, Activities Coordinator, IBMYP Coordinator, IBDP Coordinator, Head of Secondary School and Head of School. He has experience in schools with American curriculum, International curriculum, IGCSE, and IB programmes. He has learned about other cultures through his travels in 76 countries throughout the world.

Escola Eleva:  Head of Technology

Cristiane Sanches

09/12/2018

We are a new bilingual school that opened in February 2017 in sunny Rio de Janeiro. We have around 1100 students from Nursery to Class 11. Our mission is to foster the development of a new generation of leaders capable of contributing to a better world while making a difference in their own lifes.

Kamehameha Schools Maui:  Student Support Services Coordinator

Beverly Kempley

09/05/2018

Marian Baker School:  General Director

Michael J. Schneider

09/02/2018

Mr. Michael J. Schneider joins Marian Baker School in San Jose, Costa Rica as General Director. Now in his 28th year in education, he brings 18 years of national and international school leadership experience to MBS. He has served in the Dominican Republic, Austria, and Canada.

Chadwick International:  Head of School

Frederick T. "Ted" Hill

08/16/2018

Frederick T. "Ted" Hill has taken on the role of Head of School at Chadwick International(CI) in Incheon, Republic of Korea starting July 2018. Ted is well known as the driving force in the creation and startup of CI. He also has served as the Headmaster of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, Calif., for 18 years. In addition to serving as Head of School at CI, he also will continue in his role as president of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation (RCF), which operates the two Chadwick campuses.

International School of Bergen:  Director

Paul McKenzie

08/16/2018

Paul McKenzie has assumed the role of director at the International School of Bergen - the world's first MYP school. He comes to Norway after principalships in Japan and West Africa.

Escola Eleva:  International Curriculum Coordinator

Tatiana Levy

08/14/2018

We are a new bilingual school that opened in February 2017 in sunny Rio de Janeiro. We have around 1100 students from Nursery to Class 11. Our mission is to foster the development of a new generation of leaders capable of contributing to a better world while making a difference in their own life.

Albania College Tirana (ACT):  IB MYP Math and Science

Carol J Craig

08/12/2018

Carol is beginning her second year at this three year old school in the heart of Tirana. The school has a lot of potential and has recently become a full time IB school with PYP, MYP and DP diplomas being offered.

Beijing City International School:  Secondary School Principal

Mark Sullivan

08/12/2018

Mark Sullivan is the new Secondary School Principal at Beijing City International School. Prior to Beijing, Mark served three years at the American International School of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as High School Principal, having moved into that role after three years as Assistant Principal at the same school. Before Jeddah Mark worked at Cairo American College for 18 years.

International School Busan:  Head of School

Simon McCloskey

08/11/2018

Simon McCloskey has been appointed as the Head of School at the International School of Busan in Korea for August 2019 (formerly Busan International Foreign School). Simon has been at Stonehill International School in Bangalore since 2014 where he is currently the Head of School.

Arab International Academy:  Vice Principal

Ali Hassan

08/10/2018

Ali Hassan has been appointed as the Secondary School Vice Principal at Arab International Academy in Qatar. He was previously the founding MYP and DP Coordinator. Ali is passionately involved in various roles with the International Baccalaureate. He is involved with the PYP, MYP and DP as a School Visits Team Member, Workshop Leader and MYP Building Quality Curriculum Reviewer.

He also continues his doctoral studies in the United Kingdom under the supervision of Professor David Hopkins, Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of Bolton and Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University of London. Ali’s doctoral studies is focused on international education leadership and the impact of the IB on school leaders, teachers and students.

Beijing City International School:  Director of Athletics and Activities

Darren Skov

08/02/2018

Darren has taken on the role of Director of Athletics and Activities at Beijing City International School. Darren has served in a variety of roles at BCIS over the past nine years.