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Paul Ducharme

Oberoi International School:  Head of School


The 2022-23 academic year marks the start of Oberoi International School’s 15th year of operation, and what a journey it has been to this point! The school opened its doors in August 2008 to an original, founding cohort of 38 students and by August 2020, the number of students enrolled at OIS had grown to over 2650 students from Nursery to Grade 12. From a first graduating class of just 15 students in 2011, 114 members of the Class of 2021 OIS has become one of the best IB schools in Mumbai.

Stacy Molnar

Pan American School of Bahia:  Elementary School Principal


Liz Gale

Taipei American School:  Deputy Head of School


Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Gale is thrilled to be joining Taipei American School (TAS) as the Deputy Head of School. Previously, Liz served as the Deputy Director of Schools for Shanghai Community International School (SCIS), as well as the Head of School for the SCIS-Pudong Campus in Shanghai, China. As a leader in education, Liz strives for excellence, values diversity of thought, and is constantly looking for opportunities to build capacity and ensure the development of an inclusive and innovative learning community committed to making the world a better place. Liz is excited to work with, and learn from the incredible TAS community, and is looking forward to being part of TAS’ ongoing growth and development.

Dean Croy

Utahloy International School Guangzhou:  Head of School


Utahloy International School Guangzhou is an IB World School with children from over 50 countries and staff from over 30 countries. A truly international community, UISG has built its hard-earned reputation by offering an inclusive learning environment to the expat communities of Guangzhou for 25 years. Incoming head of school, Dean Croy remarked, "I am excited to lead this diverse community of learners and staff; it's a dream job for an international educator!"

Timothy Veale

Copenhagen International School:  Director


As a naturalised Danish citizen, Tim is very excited to return to Denmark and lead CIS as its next Director.

Riley DuBois

International School of Tanganyika:  Elementary School Vice Principal


Mary Noble

American Community School Beirut:  MS Principal


Mary Noble has been appointed MS principal at the American Community School, Beirut.

Shwetangna Chakrabarty

Utahloy International School Guangzhou:  Assistant Head of Secondary


Paulina Aguilera

International School of Hamburg:  Secondary School Principal (6-12)


After 8 years at Keystone Academy in Beijing, Paulina will relocate to Germany to serve as the new Secondary School Principal.

Mirna Raslan

Qatar Academy:  Principal


Eileen Niedermann

International School of Phnom Penh:  Director


Eileen joins ISPP after six years of service as head of Mahindra International School in Pune, India. She will continue the important work of furthering ISPP's objectives against our strategic pillars of Learning, Environment, Community and Well-being.

Tania Mansfield

American International School of Guangzhou:  Director of Teaching and Learning / PYP C


Tania joins AISG as Director of Teaching and Learning working closely with our learning community to coordinate, plan and implement the PYP curriculum throughout the Elementary school, providing active and dynamic leadership to support teaching and learning at AISGZ.

Andy Pontius

International Community School Abidjan:  Principal of Upper School
Cote d Ivoire-Ivory Coast


Erin Threlfall

Panyaden International School:  Primary School Principal


Panyaden International School is an international bilingual school for preschool, primary, and secondary children in Chiang Mai. The school was founded to deliver a holistic education that integrates Buddhist principles and green awareness with the International Primary Curriculum and IB DP Programme.

Veronica Kaypaghian

American School Foundation of Monterrey:  Elementary Principal


Kari Doyle

British International School of Brussels:  Headteacher


Kari will be leaving her post as Principal of Viking International School in Copenhagen to return to Brussels where she will be the Headteacher of BISB, an international primary school.

Dominique Dalais

United Nations International School - Hanoi:  Curriculum Lead, Physical and Health Education


Rizwan Khan

King Abdulaziz School:  Head of School
Saudi Arabia


King Abdulaziz school is the first IB continuum world school, authorised to implement the IB primary years, middle years and diploma programmes in one of the most sacred and beautiful locations in the world - the city of Medina.

Nydia Manzanares

Metropolitan School:  Elementary School Principal


Appointed Elementary School Principal at the Metropolitan School of Panama, a Nord Anglia Education School.

Doug Murphy

Uruguayan American School:  Secondary Principal


Fabio Corvaglia

Westminster International School Tashkent:  School Principal


Westminster International School in Tashkent (WIST) is an independent International School housed in a contemporary-designed, purpose-built campus that opened in September 2019. WIST offers the full range of education from 2-18 years of age, using the very best International, British and Uzbek curricula.

Timothy Hicks

Hsinchu International School:  Secondary School Principal


I will be serving as the principal of the secondary school for Hsinchu International School in Hsinchu, Taiwan being in August 2022.


GEMS American Academy (GAA) - Abu Dhabi:  Chemistry teacher


Nilde Pais

United World College:  Director of Primary School


Dan Yamasaki

Del Mar Academy:  Head of School
Costa Rica


Dan Yamasaki has been appointed Head of School at Del Mar Academy starting in July 2022. Dan is coming to Costa Rica from Colegio Panamericano in Bucaramanga, Colombia where he is the general director.

Del Mar Academy provides an academically excellent bilingual education that fosters a love of life and learning, caring for the environment and the community.

Diana Cash

AISN:  Deputy Director


Aubrey Curran

Yoyogi International School:  Head of School


Aubrey Curran has been appointed Head of School at Yoyogi International School in Tokyo.

Mark Osborn

Colegio Americano de Torreon:  Middle and High School Principal


Colegio Americano de Torreón, in Torreón Mexico is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Osborn has been appointed as Middle and High School Principal effective August of 2022. Mr. Osborn has served as the Curriculum Coordinator at CAT since 2020 and is enthused to assume his new role.

Prior to coming to Torreón, Mark has served as a teacher and curriculum leader in schools in Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico. Mr. Osborn brings 14 years of international schools experience to his new post and will be instrumental in improving the learning experience for our students.

Nina Johnson

Dhahran Elementary/Middle School:  Associate Principal
Saudi Arabia


Sandra Hite

Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley:  Head of School


Yew Chung International School – Silicon Valley, is part of the larger network of 22 schools under the umbrella of the Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF). YCIS-SV is their only school in the US and serves largely a population of American Chinese families living in Silicon Valley—some of whom are native Mandarin speakers at home. Recognizing the highly regarded Yew Chung brand, these families of YCISSV’s 262 students appreciate the East-West approach of lessons taught in both English and Mandarin languages, with typical US PK-8 curricula plus Mandarin language and Chinese culture classes. The Board of Directors of YCIS-SV is pleased to announce that Sandra Hite has been appointed as the Head of School for Yew Chung International School, Silicon Valley (YCIS-SV) to guide the next stage of growth. Sandra has over two decades of experience both as an academic leader and school administrator in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. She is expertly conversant in pedagogy and has successfully implemented academic programs for preschool through middle-school in schools larger than YCIS-SV. Sandra provides a vision for applying her past success to our community. The community appreciates the value she places on using key metrics to track student and staff progress to build successful programs. Sandra’s experience and knowledge launching new schools will undoubtedly prove valuable as YCIS continues to grow. Her background in international education has notably given her insight into how to unite communities that span two languages and cultures. The board is confident that Sandra has the right educational, executive experience and bold passion to build upon the success of past and current administrations. We are excited about the experience and vision that Sandra brings to this new role and we are thrilled that YCIS- SV will be under her skilled leadership moving forward. We welcome Sandra into our Yew Chung Yew Wah family and wish her our very best in this new appointment.

Juan Jacobs Sheblak

United Nations International School - Hanoi:  Secondary School Deputy Principal - Middle School


After 5 years in Korea, being a founding member at St Johnsbury Academy Jeju it is with excitement, gratitude, and humility that I formally accepted the position of Secondary Deputy Principal - Middle School at UNIS Hanoi beginning in August 2022. I am excited to be part of the team at UNIS Hanoi and look forward to working with the students, teachers, and community.

Emmanuel Niyibizi

Senior School Principal


After four incredible years at Khartoum International Community School, I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted the position of Senior School Principal at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo in Mozambique. I am grateful to the team at KICS for an amazing experience and for what we have achieved together. I am equally excited to join the team at the AKA Maputo and look forward to working with the academies to move forward the mission and the vision of this great organisation.

Osama Salah

Modern American Schools of Egypt:  Head of the school


American curriculum (K-G12)

Patrick Hurworth

UWC South East Asia:  Head of Dover campus


Megel Barker

TASIS The American School in England:  Head of Middle School
United Kingdom


Daun Yorke

Hanoi International School:  Principal/ Head of School


Daun has been leading learning in Asia for the past 18 years at IB schools. Daun was an IB teacher and DP Coordinator at YCIS Shanghai, followed by CDNIS Hong Kong and a Curriculum Director of 3 programs at ISB Busan. For the past 6 years, Daun has been the Secondary Principal (with stints as MYP Coordinator) at XLIS in Xi'an, China. Daun looks forward to joining the dynamic team of IB teachers and leaders in Hanoi, Vietnam in August where the focus is on community, excellence and inclusion.

Estelle Baroung Hughes

International School of Dakar:  Head of Secondary


Bengt Rosberg

Oberoi International School:  Deputy Head of School


Bengt has accepted the role of Deputy Head of School at Oberoi International School - JVLR campus in Mumbai, India, effective July 2022. For the past 23 years, Bengt has held various leadership positions in Sweden, Qatar, Malaysia, and currently Russia, where he is the Secondary School Principal at the International School of Kazan. Bengt will be joined by his wife Diana, who will be working side by side with teachers, designing pedagogical enhancement in the Primary section.

Diana Pacheco

Nord Anglia: The Village School:  Assistant Director of Elementary


After 18 years as a classroom teacher and teacher leader, 12 of which were spent overseas, Diana Pacheco is transitioning into administration with this role at the Nord Anglia's Village School in Houston, Texas.

Mark Wilson

ACS Egham:  Head of School
United Kingdom


ACS International School Egham has announced that Mark Wilson will take up the position of Head of School from August 2022. Wilson has over two decades of leadership experience in British and international education at top International Baccalaureate (IB) schools across Asia and the US. He will be coming to the school from his current position as Head of School at the British International School Houston, Texas. Prior to this role, Wilson was Headteacher at The British International School Shanghai. Wilson’s teaching background is rooted in Drama and the Arts, and he holds a BA Hons Degree in Drama/Dance and a PGCE teaching qualification in Education (Drama) from Middlesex University.

Mathew Rose

Colegio Interamericano:  High School Principal


We are excited to welcome Mr. Mathew Rose to the High school as our new Principal. While Mr. Rose calls Virginia his home, he comes to us with his wife Bethany and their children from Doha, Qatar, where he has been a school leader for many years.

Kim Philot

Colegio Interamericano:  Middle School Principal


We are excited to welcome Kim, her husband Andre (HS teacher), and their 2 year old daughter Ivy to our community. Ms. Philot comes to us from Yangon Academy International School (Myanmar) with 16 years of experience in education, 14 of which have been in International settings.

Christian Choquette

Hsinchu International School:  Interim Principal


In February 2022, Mr. Christian Choquette accepted the position of Interim Principal at Hsinchu International School (HIS), Taiwan. During the semester ahead, Mr. Choquette looks forward to visiting classrooms and working together with teachers and parents to support learning for HIS students.

Rebecca Beauchamp

Pearson College UWC:  Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Engagement


Ms. Beauchamp was appointed Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Engagement at Pearson College UWC, Canada's only United World College on 1 April. She will oversee continuing implementation of the College's Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan and strengthen Indigenous education support and outreach to Indigenous Nations and Peoples.

Ruth Sanderson

The British School of Amsterdam:  Principal
United Kingdom


Ruth has been appointed as Principal at The British School of Amsterdam from August 2022. She thanks the whole Doha College community for their support over the past four years.

Julie Cox

Nova International Schools:  Elementary School Principal


Matt Manfredi

Sandnes International School:  Middle School Principal


I am excited to announce I have accepted an offer for Middle School Principal/MYP Coordinator from Sandnes International School located in Norway for 2022-2024. A young and growing progressive school aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. They are the first international independent school established in Rogaland and the only international school in Norway that is both a UN School and a UNESCO School. Amor Fati

Nada Collins

Lincoln School:  Superintendent


Dr. Nada Collins is thrilled to accept the role of Superintendent of Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2022. Nada has almost twenty years of international school experience, seventeen years of which were in senior leadership positions in Burkina Faso, Egypt, Morocco, Brazil, and India. She is currently the Deputy Director at the American Embassy School in New Delhi. Nada will be joined by her husband Michael, who will work in the high school social studies department, and their children in grades three and eight.

Dr. Zak Palsha

American Cooperative School of Tunis:  Director


Dr. Zak Palsha has been appointed as the Director of the American Cooperative School of Tunis commencing in the summer of 2023.

Nada Collins

Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln:  Superintendent


Following 6 years at the American Embassy School New Delhi, Dr. Nada Collins will join the American International School of Argentina (also known as Asociación Escuelas Lincoln) as the new Superintendent as of July 2022.