Speakers

EARCOS Member Presenters

Aaron Willette

Secondary Principal at Chiang Mai International School

Aaron Willette serves as the high school principal for the Chiang Mai International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate at East Carolina University undertaking a study on embedded social-emotional learning strategies in grade 6th-12 curriculum.

Alan Phan

Middle School Principal at Shanghai American School

Alan Phan is currently the Middle School Principal at Shanghai American School. Before SAS, he served as the MS Principal at the American International School Chennai, American School of Barcelona and ACS Hillingdon International School in London. He also worked as a High School Counselor ...
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Andy Davies

Head of School at International School Bangkok

Andy Davies is currently the Head of School at the International School Bangkok and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English & Philosophy (University of Keele), Master’s Degree in Educational Administration (University of Sydney) and a Doctorate in International Education (University of Bath). Andy’s interests are ...
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Angela Hollington

Primary Principal at Canadian International School

Angela has been an administrator in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and now Asia. She has a background in learning support and language learning and has developed programmes in schools, taught graduate students and instructional assistants and is an IB educator.

Anne Laurenson

Primary Principal at Shen Wai International School Shenzhen

Working in leadership teams in Italy, China and India has given me the opportunity to learn from many wonderful educators what does and does not work in a learning community. A lifelong learner, who always looks for the best in everything and everyone, committed to ...
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Azra Phatan

Assistant Principal at International School of Kuala Lumpur

Julie is the ES Principal at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. She's always been interested in leadership in her as administrator, counselor and classroom teacher. Azra is the ES Assistant Principal where she has used her past roles as ES Teaching & Learning Coordinator ...
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Barry Jenkin

Athletics and Activities Director at Shekou International School

Barry Jenkin originates from Queensland, Australia, where he completed his Bachelor of Education with a double major in Human Movements and Business Communications and Technology at the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. Barry worked for Education Queensland for 7 years as Head of PE, ...
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Barry Sutherland

Head of School at American International School Vietnam

Barry Sutherland is the Head of School at American International School Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. Previously he has been Director at schools in Cambodia, Tanzania and Thailand and has been an administrator and teacher in schools in Singapore and Canada. Barry also serves ...
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Blake Roberts

Learning Specialist at Chadwick International School

Blake has been in education for 7 years, 3 of which working internationally. He has worked as a content teacher, inclusion teacher, and co-teacher picking up small "golden nuggets" that improves collaboration methods. As education is constantly changing and evolving, Blake has spent time trying ...
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Brad Augustine

Secondary Vice Principal at International School Ho Chi Minh City

Brad Augustine is currently Secondary Vice Principal at International School Ho Chi Minh City. He has previously worked at British International School, Phuket, International School Bangkok, Carol Morgan School, and Ibn Khuldoon National School. He is currently completing a Doctor of Education in Social and ...
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Brian Garner

Director of Instruction at Quality Schools International - Shenzhen

Dr. Garner has 5 years of experience in the California public school system and 15 years of experience in overseas education for QSI which include Ukraine, China, and Slovakia. For the past 12 years, Dr. Garner has worked as Director of Instruction for QSI. During ...
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Carol Koran

Director of Learning at Nishimachi International School

Carol Koran is the Director of Learning at Nishimachi International School in Tokyo. Carol’s experiences in education include being a Professional Development Instructor for the Alberta Teachers’ Association in Canada, teaching and mentoring interns and student teachers in the Education faculty at the University of ...
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Christie Powell

Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Stamford American International School

Christie Powell currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Stamford American International School in Singapore. Her twenty-six year journey in international school education has taken her to Cameroon, Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal prior to Singapore. As she began to witness the significant ...
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Craig Ortner

IB/AP Coordinator at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS)

Craig currently serves as IB/AP Coordinator at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) and holds a J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School.

Cynthia Wrenn

Elementary Principal at Beijing International Bilingual Academy

Ms. Wrenn has been in education thirty five years as a teacher, professional development specialist, AP and Principal. Her Masters is in Curriculum and Instruction with minors in Leadership and Reflective Instructional Research. She is proud of the three award winning International schools, she has ...
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Dana Watts

Director of Research and Development for School Management at School Services (ISS)

Dana has recently joined International School Services (ISS) as the Director of Research and Development for School Management. Dana was most recently employed at Hong Kong International School where she served as a Schoolwide Curriculum Leader for the past four years. Previously, she has worked ...
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Daniel Kilback

Principal of Technology Innovation & Strategic Planning (HR) at Korea International School

Daniel is the Principal of Technology Innovation & Strategic Planning (HR) at Korea International School. He has worked in Canada, Taiwan, and Kuwait as a teacher at all school levels. Prior to joining the faculty at KIS in the Fall of 2015, he served as ...
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Darren Brews

Director of Marketing and Communications at Mont'Kiara International School

Darren Brews lives and breaths marketing and communications! With an MSc in Integrated Strategic Marketing and over 11 years of international marketing experience, Darren has been working in the international education sector as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Mont'Kiara International School, Malaysia, since ...
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Darren Skov

Director of Athletics and Activities at Beijing City International School

Canadian born Australian raised educator passionate about the importance of relationships in learning. Relentless dreamer about the possibilities for education and in awe of the potential in all of us.

David Beaty

Chief Innovation Officer at Seoul Foreign School

David Beaty is the Chief Innovation Officer at Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, South Korea. His previous international experience includes schools in Norway, India, Qatar and Kenya. While his career began as a classroom teacher of computer science and biology, David has been in full ...
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David Chadwell

Curriculum Director at Saigon South International School

David is the Curriculum Director at Saigon South International School. This is his third international school and his 27th year in education. David is an advocate of building systems that empower, provide choice, are informative, and are accountable.

David Coleman

Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Seoul International School

David Coleman has been at Seoul International School for seven of his 25 years in education. He is a longtime AP English and Journalism teacher and is currently SIS' Director of Curriculum and Professional Development. Marc Montague is SIS' Educational Technology Coordinator and a 10-year ...
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David Hoss

Elementary Principal at Singapore American School

David Hoss has served as an Administrator at the Singapore American School for the past 30 years. In 2010 David was named a "National Distinguished Principal", by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He has was also awarded a commendation for his educational work ...
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David Lovelin

High School Principal at Hong Kong International School

Dr. David Lovelin has been an administrator for the past 15 years in a number of different roles and is currently the High School Principal for Hong Kong International School. Previously, Dr. Lovelin worked at Korea International School and in the US with a continued ...
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David Munro

High School Principal at International School of Beijing

David Munro is an international educator who has worked around the world for more than 20 years. David was born and raised in a small town in Alberta Canada where he attended the University of Alberta and received a Bachelors Degree in Education. More recently ...
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David Trajtenberg

Secondary School Principal at St. Paul American School Hanoi

Dr. David Trajtenberg was born in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his BA degree from Franklin and Marshall College as a chemistry major. David also holds an MA degree from Harvard University in Teaching and curriculum and an MA degree from the University of Southern Mississippi ...
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Dennis Harter

Middle School Principal at International School Bangkok

Dennis Harter is currently in his 5th year as MS Principal at International School Bangkok. Prior to that he was HS Principal at American International School Vienna. After 25+ years as an international educator (and having grown up as a TCK), Dennis believes international schools ...
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Dr. Ke'alohi Reppun

Punahou School

K. Reppun Dr. Keʻalohi Reppun is a child of the land. Waiāhole, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi is her home. She currently resides in Mānoa, Honolulu where she serves as Co-Director of Kuaihelani Center for Hawaiian Studies and teaches Hawaiian language at Punahou School. Before returning home to ...
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Elsa Donohue

Head of School at Vientiane International School

Elsa Donohue was recognized as a 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the State Department Office of Overseas Schools, Elsa is currently serving the Vientiane International School (VIS) community as a Head of School. Elsa's love of inquiry-based ...
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Erin Robinson

Middle School Principal at United World College South East Asia

Erin Robinson holds a PhD in educational leadership and currently serves as middle school principal at the United World College of Southeast Asia's East Campus. With a passion for global mindedness, social justice and equity issues, Erin's doctoral work focused on cultural competency in education. ...
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Frank Volpe

Upper School Principal at Shanghai Community International School Pudong Campus

Dr. Frank Volpe is currently the Upper School Principal at Shanghai Community International School’s Pudong campus. Frank holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, an M.A. in Counseling and Educational Psychology, and an M.A. in Multicultural Special Education. Frank has held administrative roles across K-12 settings, ...
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Gavin Lazaro

Vice Principal at Alice Smith School

Gavin worked in the UK chemical industry for 5 years during which time he also studied for a degree with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Following that he studied at the University of Oxford for his postgraduate degree in education and thereafter taught in the ...
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Genevieve Ermeling

Assistant Head of School - Teaching and Learning at Concordia International School Shanghai

Anne, Lisa, Billy, and Genevieve are educators at Concordia International School Shanghai. Each one of them brings a unique perspective to the presentation as teacher, instructional coach, divisional administrator, and school-wide administrator. Through their work with facilitators from the K-12 Lab at Stanford's d.school, they ...
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Glenn Davies

Elementary Principal at Cebu International School

Glenn is the elementary principal at Cebu International School, Philippines. His previous roles include elementary vice principal at IST, Tanganyika, and 18 years as a classroom teacher at NIST Bangkok, ISB Korea and in New Zealand. Glenn is involved in doctoral studies through the University ...
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Gregory Hedger

Director at The International School Yangon

Dr. Gregory Hedger has been Director of The International School Yangon, since 2016, following his tenures as school director at Cayman International School, at Qatar Academy, and as superintendent at ECA in Venezuela. Greg has been involved in international education through his service on the ...
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Helen Kelly

Lower School Principal at Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Dr. Helen Kelly has been an educator and school leader in international schools since 1999. Since becoming a senior leader in 2006, Helen has taken an interest in school leader wellbeing with a focus on the emotional challenges that school leaders face in the course ...
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Jeff Holcomb

High School Principal at Seoul Foreign School

As a teacher, I actively avoided educational leadership, but was lured in through my love of curriculum. I have served as an IB MYP, DP and IGCSE Coordinator, Head of Grade, and eventually as a Head of Upper School and currently my role is a ...
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Ian Sutherland

HS Principal at Concordia International School Hanoi

Dr. Ian Sutherland has worked as a teacher and administrator in international schools, and as a professor and researcher of educational leadership. He currently works at Concordia International School Hanoi where he enjoys the diversity of his work as a principal, as well as the ...
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Jan-Mark Seewald

Assistant Head of School - Academics at Seoul Foreign School

Jan-Mark Seewald is the Assistant Head of School for Academics at Seoul Foreign School. He has been involved in international education as a classroom teacher and leader in Asia, Australia, and Europe for twenty years. In addition to his role at SFS, he works with ...
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Jennifer Le Varge

Seoul Campus Principal at Korea International School

Jennifer Le Varge is the Seoul Campus Principal at Korea International School. Jennifer holds a BS in Elementary Education and MA in Cultural Anthropology. She also co-wrote a book, The Reggio Emilia Experience in Early Childhood (published in Arabic) and is a PYP Workshop Leader, ...
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Jim Hardin

Head of School at American School of Japan

Jim Hardin’s career has included teaching and leadership positions at schools in Nebraska and Colorado as well as overseas in Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. Jim began teaching in rural Nebraska in 1989 and later joined the US Peace Corps and served two years ...
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Jim Sweeney

Vice-Principal, Head of Primary at Yew Chung International School of Beijing

James Sweeney is from Birmingham, England and has worked overseas for six years. He is Vice-Principal, Head of Primary at Yew Chung International School of Beijing where he has implemented the bilingual Learning Community model. Jane Martuneac Kang has taught internationally for thirteen years and ...
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Joe Schaaf

Curriculum Coordinator at International School of Tianjin

Joe Schaaf is the teacher advisor or the Literacy Lab. He currently teaches MYP/DP English Language and Literature and serves as the N-12 Curriculum Coordinator. He is responsible for developing the coaching model that has enabled students to transform the lab into sustainable student-staffed and ...
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Joshua Fritts

Elementary Principal at Ruamrudee International School

Dr. Joshua Fritts is the Elementary Principal at Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also served as an administrator in Washington, D.C., Qatar, and in his home state of Oregon in the U.S. He earned his doctorate from Northeastern University in Curriculum, Teaching, ...
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Julie Olson

ES Principal at The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Julie is the ES Principal at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. She's always been interested in leadership in her role as administrator, counselor and classroom teacher. Azra is the ES Assistant Principal at the International School of Kuala Lumpur where she has used her ...
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Katie Rigney-Zimmerman

Director of Admissions & Marketing at Saigon South International School

Katie--Katie has been the Admissions and Marketing Director at Saigon South International School for the past 10 years. She has an MBA in International Business and an MA in Secondary Education she entered the Admissions world by chance when the head of her children’s school ...
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Kelly Jo Larson

Sr. Director of Strategic Planning and Communications at Concordia International School Shanghai

Kelly Jo Larson As Senior Director for Strategic Planning & Communications at Concordia International School Shanghai, Kelly Jo Larson employed the same techniques she used in the business world to lead a team of school admin, faculty, parents and board members on a strategic planning ...
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Kevin Baker

Director at American International School Guangzhou

Kevin, the new Director at the American International School Guangzhou, China, began working in international education in 1988. Kevin’s many years of leadership experience stretch from the United States, to Hong Kong, Korea, and now China.

Kevin Krembs

Associate Principal of Middle School at Hong Kong International School

Kevin Krembs Kevin serves as Associate Principal of Hong Kong International School. He has 21 years experience at international schools around the world. He believes we need to reimagine, redefine, and redesign our current structure of school. John Everett John Everett coordinates MS approach to ...
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Kevin Lynch

Director of Marketing + Communications at Shanghai American School

Kevin Lynch, Director of Marketing + Communications at Shanghai American School, is not only insightful, he’s also entertaining. He has spoken at TEDx, Pecha Kucha, CASE, ACAMIS, and Creative Mornings, the latter of which sold out in under nine minutes. Previous speaking topics include that ...
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Kevin Skeoch

Head of School at Dwight School Seoul

Kevin Skeoch obtained his Masters in Education in 2006. He is Founding Head of Dwight School Seoul, a position he has held since opening in 2012. Originally from Toronto, Canada Kevin has held positions of responsibility in the Slovak Republic, Switzerland, the UK and Seoul ...
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Kristie O'Brien

Vice Principal of Lower School at Shanghai Community International School

I’ve been the Vice Principal of Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) at Hongqiao Lower School in Shanghai, China since 2015. I also am the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Coordinator for the SCIS System. I am from Minnesota, USA, where I earned an Education ...
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Liz Hutchison

Dean of Curriculum & Instruction at International Christian School

Liz is the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at International Christian School (ICS), Hong Kong. She is in her 12th year at ICS and has served in a variety of positions, including Cognitive Coach and Academic Dean, prior to her current role. Liz has a ...
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Maeve O'Donovan

Board of Directors Administrator at UNIS Hanoi

Maeve O’Donovan has worked as the Board of Directors Administrator with United Nations International School Hanoi since January 2015. Her work provides an executive operational link between the activities of the Board (and all of its committees) and the senior administration of the school. Prior ...
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Marc L'Heureux

Es Principal at The American School in Japan

Marc L’Heureux currently is the elementary principal at ASIJ for the past four years. Before coming to ASIJ Marc worked at Singapore American School as the deputy principal. Marc brings over 32 years of administrative and classroom experience while working in the United States and ...
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Margaret Alvarez

Head of School at ISS International School, Singapore

Margaret is currently head of ISS International School, Singapore. She has over 25 years experience in international education, ranging from international school teacher, middle leader, principal, head of school, and associate director of accreditation for the Council of International Schools (CIS). Dr Alvarez is currently ...
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Marilyn George

Marilyn George has been the executive vice president of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), since 1987. In addition to her knowledge of international accreditation and ongoing school improvement her areas of expertise are school curriculum/instruction/assessment and professional ...
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Marina Frias Gavidia

Middle School Principal at Western Academy of Beijing

Marina Frias is Spanish-Venezuelan and has 31 years of teaching and leadership experience in international schools. Her degrees in Special Education and Counseling are from two different universities in Venezuela and her Master's degree on Educational Leadership is from the University of Bath in the ...
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Mark Geraets

Principal at Dwight School Seoul

A teacher of many years! The past 17 in an International setting encompassing Bangladesh, Switzerland and South Korea. Have held positions as Principal in both Secondary and Primary schools, also HoD, Dean of students and number of other PORs. The longer I have been in ...
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Mark Sullivan

Secondary School Principal at Beijing City International School

Mark is a product of international education and graduated high school from Cairo American College where he later returned to work. After Cairo Mark spent six years in Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Principal and then High School Principal. As Secondary School Principal at BCIS ...
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Marta Medved

Director at Western Academy of Beijing

With almost two decades of academic experience, Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic brings demonstrated leadership skills, a deep understanding, passion, and appreciation for international education to Western Academy of Beijing. Before joining WAB in 2018, Marta served as the director of Stockholm International School for five ...
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Mary Scott

Head of School at Concordia International School Shanghai

Before accepting the call to become Head of School at Concordia International School Shanghai, Mary spent 30 years in administration at Concordia University-Irvine where she most recently served as Executive Vice President and Provost. While at CUI, she also served as VP for Administration and ...
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Matt Corbett

Head of Secondary School at Garden International School

Matt Corbett is currently the Head of Secondary at Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur, and has over a decade's worth of experience in school leadership in international schools in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia. His daily motivation is to ensure his school is ...
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Mercia de Souza

Professional Development Coordinator, Head of Communication Arts at Dominican International School

Mercia de Souza holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and Master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics and Marketing Management. She started as a High School teacher, but later held senior executive positions at the South African Institute of Marketing Management, and the Institute of Administration and ...
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Natasha Crishna Chadhuri

Deputy Principal, Lower Elementary at UNIS, Hanoi

Nitasha Crishna and Stephen Lush are Deputy Principal's at UNIS Hanoi. They are in their fifth year at the school and bring together their varied and extensive experience of elementary schools together with a sense of humour and gratitude for being able to learn and ...
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Nathaniel Rudd

IT Director at Christian Academy in Japan

Nate Rudd has been the IT Director at Christian Academy in Japan for the last four years, and has worked in IT at the school for a total of 16 years. He met his wife at CAJ and they now have three kids attending the ...
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Patrick Hurworth

Head of School at The International School of Beijing

Patrick Hurworth has served as the Head of School at the International School of Beijing since July 2017. Patrick served as High School Principal at HKIS from 2014-2017, Secondary Principal at Atlanta International School, Head of Department at the International School of Geneva and began ...
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Paul Martindale

Director of Quality & Performance Improvement at British School Jakarta

Strong consulting and management professional with a demonstrated history of working in International Education, both as a teacher and operational manager. I am a Chartered Quality Institute Practitioner (PCQI) and member of the International Registry of Certified Auditors (IRCA). Lead Auditor in ISO 27001, ISO ...
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Peter Burnside

Secondary Principal at Xiamen International School

Dr. Peter Burnside is currently the secondary principal at Xiamen International School. He has worked as a teacher and administrator in overseas schools for the past 20 years and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Leadership for International and Intercultural Education program

Renee Rehfeldt

Director of Learning at Canadian Academy - Kobe, Japan

Renee Rehfeldt is currently the Director of Learning at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan, having worked previously at Suzhou Singapore International School in Suzhou, China. She leads workshops around the Asia-Pacific region in the areas of teaching and learning, language development, and professional development. She has ...
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Richard Gaskell

ISC Research

Richard Gaskell, Schools Director at ISC Research will share some of the latest data, trends and intelligence produced by ISC informing universities of the importance of this education sector, and guiding international schools in their pathway provision.

Richard Nunns

Deputy Director at Dulwich International High School Suzhou

Richard Nunns, Deputy Director, and Peter Garnhum, Head of Student Life, are part of a CLT hailing from seven countries, leading a faculty from 18 countries to provide a truly international high school education to predominantly local students in Suzhou, China. Redefining the traditional A-Level ...
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Rick Odum

Director of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School, Jeju Campus

Originally from Houston, TX, Rick Odum, PhD, has worked in education since 2001 as a college instructor, high school teacher, curriculum coordinator, school district administrator and most recently as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School, Jeju. Dr. Odum received a PhD ...
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Roderick Fraser

Chairman, Round Square at Round Square

Roderick D. Fraser AM – Chairman, Round Square Rod has over forty years’ experience in school education, as a respected Principal of two well-known day and boarding schools in Australia and as an academic. He has undertaken extensive curriculum work in international education, developing hands-on ...
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Ryan Foreman

Special Agent

Ryan Foreman joined the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) as a Special Agent in 2013. Ryan began his career at the Washington Field Office. He then managed law enforcement, safety and security programs as an Assistant Regional Security Officer in U.S. ...
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Sally Richmond

Elementary Principal at Beijing City International School

Sally comes from England and gained her Bachelor of Arts in Education and English Literature at the University of Winchester. She has taught in the UK, Kuwait and most recently in Beijing at Beijing City International School, where she is now the Elementary School Principal. ...
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Sally Wen

MYP Vice Principal of Learning & Teaching, MYP & IB Continuum Coordinator at Concordian International School

Sally Wen has been working in both public schools and international schools more than two decades. She works mostly with teachers to support their professional growth through various opportunities. Sally is passionate about staff growth, curriculum development and the actual implementation. Nathalie Delgado has been ...
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Sarah Verdaguer

Primary School Principal at Global Jaya School

Sarah has fulfilled the role of primary school principal at Global Jaya School in Indonesia for the past nine years. Sarah has taken a particular interest in the area of student voice, choice and ownership, and encourages all teachers to seek new opportunities for learner ...
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Scott Brown

Human Resources Coordinator at Korea International School, Jeju Campus

Scott Brown is currently the Human Resources Coordinator at Korea International School, Jeju Campus. Prior to coming to South Korea, he held international positions in both Madagascar and Taiwan. While embracing the challenge of coordinating the hiring of 40 new staff, along with balancing other ...
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Sim Cook

Activities Director at Canadian Academy

Formally a physical Education teacher Sim has spent the last 10 years as an Athletics & Activities Director in International Schools. He has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science with a specialty in sports psychology and sports injuries in women athletes. Sim has presented on ...
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Sonia Bustamante

Upper School Principal at Brent International School Manila

Sonia Bustamante is in her fifth year as Upper School Principal at Brent International School Manila. She taught Mathematics at the secondary level in the Texas public education system where she worked in some of the best districts in the State. As a teacher, Sonia ...
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Stephen Cathers

Head of School at International School Suva

Stephen Cathers is the Head of School of International School Suva. Previously, he was Director of Korea International School, a school district superintendent of three US school systems, and professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. His work has focused on student engagement, hands-on ...
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Susie Clifford

Director of Learning at Yokohama International School

Craig Coutts has been involved in international education for over 20 years in Asia, working in Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. In his 6th year as head of Yokohama International School, Craig is passionate about developing leadership in schools, service and developing programmes for personal growth ...
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TK Ostrom

Director of Enrollment Management & Marketing at UNIS Hanoi at United Nations International School of Hanoi

T.K. began her career in corporate industries advancing mission and helping these organizations understand customer service including telling a story about their vision. Her expertise bridged across multiple stakeholders throughout various companies and organizations. Since leaving the corporate sector, T.K. Ostrom has spent the past ...
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Ted Mockrish

Head of School at Canadian International School

Dr. Ted Mockrish is the Head of School at Canadian International School Bangalore. Ted has served as a K-12, secondary, and elementary principal after a career of teaching early childhood, elementary classroom, IT, and TOK.

Tod Schimmer

Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, ...
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Michael Gassner

Program Lead - Tourism Recreation and Adventure Leadership at Oregon State University Cascades

Program Lead - Tourism Recreation and Adventure Leadership Oregon State University Cascades

Kris Stice

Head of Middle School and Ocean Science Lead at International School Suva

Kris Stice, Head of Middle School and Ocean Science Lead at International School Suva. He has a long history of science education, marine science, and aquatic activities.

Veena D'Silva

Oberoi International School

Veena is the Deputy Head of Primary at Oberoi International School, India. She has served as a PYP coordinator and has been involved in the planning, support and implementation of inquiry based and concept driven curriculum.

Joseph Fonseca

FBI

Joe Fonseca has 20 years of experience working violent crimes against children investigations for the FBI. SA Fonseca was previously assigned to the FBI's Atlanta, Georgia, Field Office, where he served as the Crimes Against Children Coordinator. While in Atlanta, SA Fonseca created and oversaw ...
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Wes Przybylski

The American School in Japan

Wes Przybylski is the Learning Data and Assessment Specialist at The American School in Japan. He is a creator, innovator, leader, motivator, and an enthusiastic, passionate educator. While his roots and education come from Boston, Wes’ collective passion for travel and education has lured him ...
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Elliott Bowyer

Director of Outdoor Education at International School Bangkok

Elliott Bowyer is in his 4th year at International School Bangkok as Director of Outdoor Education, having previously filled the same role at Western Academy of Beijing for 11 years. Elliott has worked in Outdoor Education for more than 20 years, from New Zealand, to ...
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Nathalie Herve Delgado

IB PYP educator at Concordian International School

Nathalie Delgado has been an IB PYP educator since 2005 and working in both Europe and Asia. As a member of her leadership team, Nathalie collaborates with PYP teachers to foster professional growth. She is passionate about concept-based and inquiry-driven teaching.

Matt Kelsey

Director of Educational Technology at Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Matt is the Director of Educational Technology at Nansha College Preparatory Academy. He worked in South Korea, Kuwait, and Mali as a teacher and tech coordinator before joining NCPA in Guangzhou, China. Matt drives his Ducati to work, where he enjoys data analysis, process optimization ...
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Genta Branstetter

Genta Branstetter has been the elementary associate principal for the past four years. Genta brings over 20 years of classroom teaching experience in the United States and internationally. She most recently worked at the Washington International School. Prior to that, she taught in New Delhi, ...
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Carole Nickle

Middle School Associate Principal at The American School in Japan

Carole Nickle joined the American School in Japan in 2015 as the Middle School Associate Principal. Prior to ASIJ, Carole was an associate principal in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey and also taught English at the secondary level in Taiwan and Vietnam and post-secondary ...
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Scott Wilcox

Deputy Head of School for Learning at The American School in Japan

Scott Wilcox has been fortunate to lead, teach, and learn extensively both in public schools in Upstate New York and overseas in Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and now Japan. Before joining ASIJ as the new Deputy Head of School for Learning Scott served and ...
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Amanda Zhang

Amanda graduated from the University of Wollongong, Australia, where she received her Master of Strategic Human Resource Management. She possesses more than 20 years work experience in the HR and administrative fields, having worked at multiple multinational companies in a variety of areas. Before she ...
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Phli Clark

Director of Communications at Beijing City International School

Phil Clark is originally from the UK, Phil has spent over twenty-five years in international education in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has taught across the elementary and secondary school age-ranges and held a variety of leadership positions including MYP coordinator, assistant principal ...
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John Everett

Hong Kong International School

John Everett coordinates MS approach to SEL at HKIS. He takes a servant leadership approach while working with the members of the MS's SEL Team, which is a group comprised of teachers, administrators, and counselors.

Liz Duffy

International Schools Services

Liz Dufft can think of few endeavors more significant than educating students to become thoughtful, global citizen in today’s interconnected world. Before joining ISS in July 2015 to help support this mission, she served for twelve years as Head Master of The Lawrenceville School (NJ), ...
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Brenda Perkins

Brenda Perkins has been an International School teacher for more than 20 years in both the fields of science and of well-being. Brenda is certified to teach the US-based Mindful Schools Curriculum, the “.b Curriculum” from the UK-based Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) and the ...
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Peter Garnhum

Head of Student Life at Dulwich International High School Suzhou

Peter Garnhum, Head of Student Life, are part of a CLT hailing from seven countries, leading a faculty from 18 countries to provide a truly international high school education to predominantly local students in Suzhou, China. Redefining the traditional A-Level curriculum, they aim to truly ...
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Amie Alley Pollack

Director of Research and Development for VinaCapital Foundation

Dr. Pollack has served as Director of Research and Development for VinaCapital Foundation.

Jane McGee

Head of School at UNIS

Jane McGee (UNIS Head of School since August 2018) has over twenty years experience in international schools in the role of Director, Assistant Superintendent, High School Principal, IB Coordinator, College Counselor and Teacher in Vientiane, Mumbai, Warsaw, Bangkok and Rome.

Dr. Paris Priore-Kim

K-8 Principal at Punahou School

Dr. Paris Priore-Kim is the K-8 Principal at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawai'i. She began her career at Punahou as a middle school Social Studies teacher and traveled across the K-12 campus serving as Assistant Director of the Luke Center for Public Service and as ...
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Craig Coutts

Craig Coutts has been involved in international education for over 20 years in Asia, working in Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. In his 6th year as head of Yokohama International School, Craig is passionate about developing leadership in schools, service and developing programmes for personal growth ...
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Sandra Seadstedt

Board Chair at Vientiane International Schools

Sandra currently serves as the Chair of Vientiane International Schools Board of Trustees. She joined the board in 2015 as Vice Chair, and was elected to serve as the board’s chair in 2016. She has enjoyed learning about good board governance to help create an ...
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Monita Sen

International Baccalaureate

Monita Sen has over 19 years’ experience working in teaching and leadership positions. She currently works with the IB as the PYP Authorization Manager. Monita holds a Masters degree in Education and English Literature and is currently undertaking an Ed.D with The University of Bath. ...
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Eileen Rueth

International School of Beijing

J. Eileen Rueth has been in education for the past 20 years in such capacities as a mentor, after-school coordinator, coach, learning specialist, teacher, Activities Director and in her current role as Student Life Coordinator at the International School of Beijing (ISB). After earning her ...
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Christine Palumbo

Director of EAL at Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Christine Palumbo earned her doctoral degree from the University of Arizona Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) interdisciplinary program, and master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics from both the University of Maryland and the University of Arizona minoring in Teacher Training in Education (TTE) from the ...
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Jane Martuneac Kang

Yew Chung International School of Beijing

Jane Martuneac Kang has taught internationally for thirteen years and is the Year Five Learning Community leader at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing. She was integral in establishing the Learning Community model.

James Honey

James Honey is leader for the Year Three Learning Community. Originally from England, he has taught internationally for four years. He works to establish Learning Communities at various year levels.

Stephen Lush

Stephen Lush and Nitasha Crishna are Deputy Principal's at UNIS Hanoi. They are in their fifth year at the school and bring together their varied and extensive experience of elementary schools together with a sense of humour and gratitude for being able to learn and ...
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Marc Montague

Educational Technology Coordinator at Seoul International School

Marc Montague is SIS' Educational Technology Coordinator and a 10-year veteran Computer Science teacher. Both enjoy bicycling, international travel, and the subtle notes and tones of a great single malt scotch.

Julia Love

International School of Kuala Lumpur

Julia Love International School of Kuala Lumpur

Billy Thomas

Billy, Anne, Lisa, and Genevieve are educators at Concordia International School Shanghai. Each one of them brings a unique perspective to the presentation as teacher, instructional coach, divisional administrator, and school-wide administrator. Through their work with facilitators from the K-12 Lab at Stanford's d.school, they ...
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Lisa Hawkins

Lisa, Anne, Billy, and Genevieve are educators at Concordia International School Shanghai. Each one of them brings a unique perspective to the presentation as teacher, instructional coach, divisional administrator, and school-wide administrator. Through their work with facilitators from the K-12 Lab at Stanford's d.school, they ...
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Celeste Krochak

PYP Coordinator and Vice Principal Primary School at Canadian International School

Celeste is a Canadian working in Singapore for the last 11 years as teacher, PYP Coordinator and Vice Principal across the Primary School. She has taught in Canada and New Zealand and has a Masters in Educational leadership. She is passionate about literacy, social justice ...
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Thomas English

HS Principal at Thai-Chinese International School

Thomas English serves as the high school principal for the Thai-Chinese International School in Bangkok, Thailand after retiring from a distinguished career in public education in Michigan, where he served as a superintendent, director of instructional services, principal and teacher. Currently, he is a doctoral ...
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Special Presenter

Harvey Alvy

Harvey Alvy served as an international school principal at the American International School in Israel, the American Embassy School in New Delhi, and Singapore American School. He was selected as a NAESP National Distinguished Principal for American Overseas Schools, and is a founding member of ...
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Graham Brown-Martin

Graham Brown-Martin is a leader in the field of foresight and anticipatory research, bringing together social, political and technological trends to consider how we might prepare ourselves for the future. He is the author of Learning {Re}imagined, the best selling book on global education published ...
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Carlene Firmin

Carlene Firmin MBE is a British social researcher and writer specialising in violence between young people, and founder of the MsUnderstood Partnership. She is a senior research fellow at the University of Bedfordshire. Firmin was senior policy officer at Race on the Agenda (ROTA), and ...
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Marc Frankel

Dr. Marc Frankel, Ph. D. is a senior consultant and partner in Triangle Associates, an international consultancy specializing in higher, independent and international education. A psychologist by training, Dr. Frankel facilitates governance workshops, leadership development programs, and strategic planning in the United States and around ...
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Chris Jansen

Chris is a senior consultant with Leadership Lab www.leadershiplab.co.nz where he works alongside organisations in the education, health, social services and community sectors in a range of projects. These include design and delivery of leadership development programmes, change management initiatives, organisational capability and strategic planning. ...
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Lee Ann Jung

Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D, is clinical professor of educational leadership and founder of Lead Inclusion, a company that facilitates research-based equitable opportunities for all students. In a partnership between SDSU and Lead Inclusion, Jung directs the International Inclusive Leadership Program. She is a consultant to ...
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Douglas KIllgore

Doug Killgore, CMAA, recently retired after 29 years in education, 18 of which were in administration as an assistant principal and athletic director. He continues as The Bow Tie AD, a professional development presenter targeting leaders of education-based athletics and activities. Killgore, the Past Board ...
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John Littleford

John Littleford served as teacher, trustee and head of school for over 25 years. For the past 28 years he has been a consultant to over 5000 independent and international schools. His clients also include corporations, foundations, universities and a range of other non-profit organizations. ...
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Rami Madani

Rami Madani is the Head of the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to that he worked in schools in Yemen, UK, Zambia, and India, serving students and faculty at all school levels. He has taught subjects ranging from Mathematics to Music to Theory ...
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Ellen Mahoney

Ellen Mahoney, M.Ed., is the CEO of Sea Change Mentoring which provides support for international schools developing social and emotional learning, mentoring, advisory, and transitions programs as well as blended learning opportunities and certification for school staff in adult social and emotional learning competencies. Ellen ...
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Jon Nordmeyer

International Program Director at WIDA

Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA. He has been an international educator and consultant for 25 years, teaching at international schools in Quito, The Hague, Taipei, Istanbul, Shanghai and Bangkok. Jon has presented at international conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe and South ...
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Will Richardson

A former public school educator of 22 years, Will has spent the last 15 years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks, education, and systemic change. Will is a co-founder of Modern Learner Media ...
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Tom Schimmer

Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, ...
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Dave Shepherd

Dave Shepherd recently established a bespoke consultancy practice after 30 years’ experience in the schools’ sector, as both an educator and senior administrator. Dave specializes in the full range of Advancement disciplines, volunteer management and senior strategic leadership training for International and Independent schools globally. ...
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Jennifer Sparrow

Jennifer Sparrow serves as the deputy superintendent of Singapore American School (SAS) and has previously had the roles of MS humanities teacher, director of assessment and educational data, and executive director of teaching and learning. In addition to her work at SAS, Jennifer has facilitated ...
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Ann Straub

Ann Straub is an International Advisor for the Council of International Schools (CIS). She is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and trains teachers and educational leaders who are strategically focused on developing intercultural competency and global citizens, intercultural leadership, and intercultural ...
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James Warnock

James Warnock is a consultant with the Boston-based consulting firm Research for Better Teaching and has over 30 years of experience in education. His consulting work centers on instructional leadership, classroom instruction, supporting schools and districts in developing standards-based supervision/ evaluation systems and working with ...
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Kendall Zoller

Kendall Zoller, EdD, is an author, educator, researcher, and international presenter in communicative intelligence, presentation and facilitation skills, leadership and adaptive schools. He is co-author of Voices Leading From the Ecotone (2019) and The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin ...
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All Speakers

Margaret Alvarez

Head of School at ISS International School, Singapore

Margaret is currently head of ISS International School, Singapore. She has over 25 years experience in international education, ranging from international school teacher, middle leader, principal, head of school, and associate director of accreditation for the Council of International Schools (CIS). Dr Alvarez is currently ...
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Harvey Alvy

Harvey Alvy served as an international school principal at the American International School in Israel, the American Embassy School in New Delhi, and Singapore American School. He was selected as a NAESP National Distinguished Principal for American Overseas Schools, and is a founding member of ...
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Brad Augustine

Secondary Vice Principal at International School Ho Chi Minh City

Brad Augustine is currently Secondary Vice Principal at International School Ho Chi Minh City. He has previously worked at British International School, Phuket, International School Bangkok, Carol Morgan School, and Ibn Khuldoon National School. He is currently completing a Doctor of Education in Social and ...
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Kevin Baker

Director at American International School Guangzhou

Kevin, the new Director at the American International School Guangzhou, China, began working in international education in 1988. Kevin’s many years of leadership experience stretch from the United States, to Hong Kong, Korea, and now China.

David Beaty

Chief Innovation Officer at Seoul Foreign School

David Beaty is the Chief Innovation Officer at Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, South Korea. His previous international experience includes schools in Norway, India, Qatar and Kenya. While his career began as a classroom teacher of computer science and biology, David has been in full ...
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Barry Benger

Seoul Foreign School

Barry Benger Seoul Foreign School

Elliott Bowyer

Director of Outdoor Education at International School Bangkok

Elliott Bowyer is in his 4th year at International School Bangkok as Director of Outdoor Education, having previously filled the same role at Western Academy of Beijing for 11 years. Elliott has worked in Outdoor Education for more than 20 years, from New Zealand, to ...
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Genta Branstetter

Genta Branstetter has been the elementary associate principal for the past four years. Genta brings over 20 years of classroom teaching experience in the United States and internationally. She most recently worked at the Washington International School. Prior to that, she taught in New Delhi, ...
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Darren Brews

Director of Marketing and Communications at Mont'Kiara International School

Darren Brews lives and breaths marketing and communications! With an MSc in Integrated Strategic Marketing and over 11 years of international marketing experience, Darren has been working in the international education sector as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Mont'Kiara International School, Malaysia, since ...
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Scott Brown

Human Resources Coordinator at Korea International School, Jeju Campus

Scott Brown is currently the Human Resources Coordinator at Korea International School, Jeju Campus. Prior to coming to South Korea, he held international positions in both Madagascar and Taiwan. While embracing the challenge of coordinating the hiring of 40 new staff, along with balancing other ...
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Graham Brown-Martin

Graham Brown-Martin is a leader in the field of foresight and anticipatory research, bringing together social, political and technological trends to consider how we might prepare ourselves for the future. He is the author of Learning {Re}imagined, the best selling book on global education published ...
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Peter Burnside

Secondary Principal at Xiamen International School

Dr. Peter Burnside is currently the secondary principal at Xiamen International School. He has worked as a teacher and administrator in overseas schools for the past 20 years and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Leadership for International and Intercultural Education program

Sonia Bustamante

Upper School Principal at Brent International School Manila

Sonia Bustamante is in her fifth year as Upper School Principal at Brent International School Manila. She taught Mathematics at the secondary level in the Texas public education system where she worked in some of the best districts in the State. As a teacher, Sonia ...
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Stephen Cathers

Head of School at International School Suva

Stephen Cathers is the Head of School of International School Suva. Previously, he was Director of Korea International School, a school district superintendent of three US school systems, and professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. His work has focused on student engagement, hands-on ...
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Natasha Crishna Chadhuri

Deputy Principal, Lower Elementary at UNIS, Hanoi

Nitasha Crishna and Stephen Lush are Deputy Principal's at UNIS Hanoi. They are in their fifth year at the school and bring together their varied and extensive experience of elementary schools together with a sense of humour and gratitude for being able to learn and ...
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David Chadwell

Curriculum Director at Saigon South International School

David is the Curriculum Director at Saigon South International School. This is his third international school and his 27th year in education. David is an advocate of building systems that empower, provide choice, are informative, and are accountable.

Phli Clark

Director of Communications at Beijing City International School

Phil Clark is originally from the UK, Phil has spent over twenty-five years in international education in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has taught across the elementary and secondary school age-ranges and held a variety of leadership positions including MYP coordinator, assistant principal ...
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Susie Clifford

Director of Learning at Yokohama International School

Craig Coutts has been involved in international education for over 20 years in Asia, working in Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. In his 6th year as head of Yokohama International School, Craig is passionate about developing leadership in schools, service and developing programmes for personal growth ...
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David Coleman

Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Seoul International School

David Coleman has been at Seoul International School for seven of his 25 years in education. He is a longtime AP English and Journalism teacher and is currently SIS' Director of Curriculum and Professional Development. Marc Montague is SIS' Educational Technology Coordinator and a 10-year ...
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Sim Cook

Activities Director at Canadian Academy

Formally a physical Education teacher Sim has spent the last 10 years as an Athletics & Activities Director in International Schools. He has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science with a specialty in sports psychology and sports injuries in women athletes. Sim has presented on ...
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Matt Corbett

Head of Secondary School at Garden International School

Matt Corbett is currently the Head of Secondary at Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur, and has over a decade's worth of experience in school leadership in international schools in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia. His daily motivation is to ensure his school is ...
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Craig Coutts

Craig Coutts has been involved in international education for over 20 years in Asia, working in Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. In his 6th year as head of Yokohama International School, Craig is passionate about developing leadership in schools, service and developing programmes for personal growth ...
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Veena D'Silva

Oberoi International School

Veena is the Deputy Head of Primary at Oberoi International School, India. She has served as a PYP coordinator and has been involved in the planning, support and implementation of inquiry based and concept driven curriculum.

Andy Davies

Head of School at International School Bangkok

Andy Davies is currently the Head of School at the International School Bangkok and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English & Philosophy (University of Keele), Master’s Degree in Educational Administration (University of Sydney) and a Doctorate in International Education (University of Bath). Andy’s interests are ...
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Glenn Davies

Elementary Principal at Cebu International School

Glenn is the elementary principal at Cebu International School, Philippines. His previous roles include elementary vice principal at IST, Tanganyika, and 18 years as a classroom teacher at NIST Bangkok, ISB Korea and in New Zealand. Glenn is involved in doctoral studies through the University ...
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Nathalie Herve Delgado

IB PYP educator at Concordian International School

Nathalie Delgado has been an IB PYP educator since 2005 and working in both Europe and Asia. As a member of her leadership team, Nathalie collaborates with PYP teachers to foster professional growth. She is passionate about concept-based and inquiry-driven teaching.

Elsa Donohue

Head of School at Vientiane International School

Elsa Donohue was recognized as a 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the State Department Office of Overseas Schools, Elsa is currently serving the Vientiane International School (VIS) community as a Head of School. Elsa's love of inquiry-based ...
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Liz Duffy

International Schools Services

Liz Dufft can think of few endeavors more significant than educating students to become thoughtful, global citizen in today’s interconnected world. Before joining ISS in July 2015 to help support this mission, she served for twelve years as Head Master of The Lawrenceville School (NJ), ...
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Thomas English

HS Principal at Thai-Chinese International School

Thomas English serves as the high school principal for the Thai-Chinese International School in Bangkok, Thailand after retiring from a distinguished career in public education in Michigan, where he served as a superintendent, director of instructional services, principal and teacher. Currently, he is a doctoral ...
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Genevieve Ermeling

Assistant Head of School - Teaching and Learning at Concordia International School Shanghai

Anne, Lisa, Billy, and Genevieve are educators at Concordia International School Shanghai. Each one of them brings a unique perspective to the presentation as teacher, instructional coach, divisional administrator, and school-wide administrator. Through their work with facilitators from the K-12 Lab at Stanford's d.school, they ...
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John Everett

Hong Kong International School

John Everett coordinates MS approach to SEL at HKIS. He takes a servant leadership approach while working with the members of the MS's SEL Team, which is a group comprised of teachers, administrators, and counselors.

Carlene Firmin

Carlene Firmin MBE is a British social researcher and writer specialising in violence between young people, and founder of the MsUnderstood Partnership. She is a senior research fellow at the University of Bedfordshire. Firmin was senior policy officer at Race on the Agenda (ROTA), and ...
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Joseph Fonseca

FBI

Joe Fonseca has 20 years of experience working violent crimes against children investigations for the FBI. SA Fonseca was previously assigned to the FBI's Atlanta, Georgia, Field Office, where he served as the Crimes Against Children Coordinator. While in Atlanta, SA Fonseca created and oversaw ...
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Ryan Foreman

Special Agent

Ryan Foreman joined the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) as a Special Agent in 2013. Ryan began his career at the Washington Field Office. He then managed law enforcement, safety and security programs as an Assistant Regional Security Officer in U.S. ...
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Marc Frankel

Dr. Marc Frankel, Ph. D. is a senior consultant and partner in Triangle Associates, an international consultancy specializing in higher, independent and international education. A psychologist by training, Dr. Frankel facilitates governance workshops, leadership development programs, and strategic planning in the United States and around ...
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Roderick Fraser

Chairman, Round Square at Round Square

Roderick D. Fraser AM – Chairman, Round Square Rod has over forty years’ experience in school education, as a respected Principal of two well-known day and boarding schools in Australia and as an academic. He has undertaken extensive curriculum work in international education, developing hands-on ...
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Mei-Lyn Freeman

Chadwick International School

Mei-Lyn Freeman Chadwick International School

Joshua Fritts

Elementary Principal at Ruamrudee International School

Dr. Joshua Fritts is the Elementary Principal at Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also served as an administrator in Washington, D.C., Qatar, and in his home state of Oregon in the U.S. He earned his doctorate from Northeastern University in Curriculum, Teaching, ...
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Brian Garner

Director of Instruction at Quality Schools International - Shenzhen

Dr. Garner has 5 years of experience in the California public school system and 15 years of experience in overseas education for QSI which include Ukraine, China, and Slovakia. For the past 12 years, Dr. Garner has worked as Director of Instruction for QSI. During ...
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Peter Garnhum

Head of Student Life at Dulwich International High School Suzhou

Peter Garnhum, Head of Student Life, are part of a CLT hailing from seven countries, leading a faculty from 18 countries to provide a truly international high school education to predominantly local students in Suzhou, China. Redefining the traditional A-Level curriculum, they aim to truly ...
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Richard Gaskell

ISC Research

Richard Gaskell, Schools Director at ISC Research will share some of the latest data, trends and intelligence produced by ISC informing universities of the importance of this education sector, and guiding international schools in their pathway provision.

Michael Gassner

Program Lead - Tourism Recreation and Adventure Leadership at Oregon State University Cascades

Program Lead - Tourism Recreation and Adventure Leadership Oregon State University Cascades

Marina Frias Gavidia

Middle School Principal at Western Academy of Beijing

Marina Frias is Spanish-Venezuelan and has 31 years of teaching and leadership experience in international schools. Her degrees in Special Education and Counseling are from two different universities in Venezuela and her Master's degree on Educational Leadership is from the University of Bath in the ...
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Marilyn George

Marilyn George has been the executive vice president of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), since 1987. In addition to her knowledge of international accreditation and ongoing school improvement her areas of expertise are school curriculum/instruction/assessment and professional ...
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Mark Geraets

Principal at Dwight School Seoul

A teacher of many years! The past 17 in an International setting encompassing Bangladesh, Switzerland and South Korea. Have held positions as Principal in both Secondary and Primary schools, also HoD, Dean of students and number of other PORs. The longer I have been in ...
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Jim Hardin

Head of School at American School of Japan

Jim Hardin’s career has included teaching and leadership positions at schools in Nebraska and Colorado as well as overseas in Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. Jim began teaching in rural Nebraska in 1989 and later joined the US Peace Corps and served two years ...
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Dennis Harter

Middle School Principal at International School Bangkok

Dennis Harter is currently in his 5th year as MS Principal at International School Bangkok. Prior to that he was HS Principal at American International School Vienna. After 25+ years as an international educator (and having grown up as a TCK), Dennis believes international schools ...
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Lisa Hawkins

Lisa, Anne, Billy, and Genevieve are educators at Concordia International School Shanghai. Each one of them brings a unique perspective to the presentation as teacher, instructional coach, divisional administrator, and school-wide administrator. Through their work with facilitators from the K-12 Lab at Stanford's d.school, they ...
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Gregory Hedger

Director at The International School Yangon

Dr. Gregory Hedger has been Director of The International School Yangon, since 2016, following his tenures as school director at Cayman International School, at Qatar Academy, and as superintendent at ECA in Venezuela. Greg has been involved in international education through his service on the ...
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Jeff Holcomb

High School Principal at Seoul Foreign School

As a teacher, I actively avoided educational leadership, but was lured in through my love of curriculum. I have served as an IB MYP, DP and IGCSE Coordinator, Head of Grade, and eventually as a Head of Upper School and currently my role is a ...
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Angela Hollington

Primary Principal at Canadian International School

Angela has been an administrator in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and now Asia. She has a background in learning support and language learning and has developed programmes in schools, taught graduate students and instructional assistants and is an IB educator.

James Honey

James Honey is leader for the Year Three Learning Community. Originally from England, he has taught internationally for four years. He works to establish Learning Communities at various year levels.

David Hoss

Elementary Principal at Singapore American School

David Hoss has served as an Administrator at the Singapore American School for the past 30 years. In 2010 David was named a "National Distinguished Principal", by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He has was also awarded a commendation for his educational work ...
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Patrick Hurworth

Head of School at The International School of Beijing

Patrick Hurworth has served as the Head of School at the International School of Beijing since July 2017. Patrick served as High School Principal at HKIS from 2014-2017, Secondary Principal at Atlanta International School, Head of Department at the International School of Geneva and began ...
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Liz Hutchison

Dean of Curriculum & Instruction at International Christian School

Liz is the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at International Christian School (ICS), Hong Kong. She is in her 12th year at ICS and has served in a variety of positions, including Cognitive Coach and Academic Dean, prior to her current role. Liz has a ...
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Chris Jansen

Chris is a senior consultant with Leadership Lab www.leadershiplab.co.nz where he works alongside organisations in the education, health, social services and community sectors in a range of projects. These include design and delivery of leadership development programmes, change management initiatives, organisational capability and strategic planning. ...
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Barry Jenkin

Athletics and Activities Director at Shekou International School

Barry Jenkin originates from Queensland, Australia, where he completed his Bachelor of Education with a double major in Human Movements and Business Communications and Technology at the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. Barry worked for Education Queensland for 7 years as Head of PE, ...
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Lee Ann Jung

Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D, is clinical professor of educational leadership and founder of Lead Inclusion, a company that facilitates research-based equitable opportunities for all students. In a partnership between SDSU and Lead Inclusion, Jung directs the International Inclusive Leadership Program. She is a consultant to ...
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Jane Martuneac Kang

Yew Chung International School of Beijing

Jane Martuneac Kang has taught internationally for thirteen years and is the Year Five Learning Community leader at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing. She was integral in establishing the Learning Community model.

Anthony Keen

Access International Academy

Anthony Keen Access International Academy

Helen Kelly

Lower School Principal at Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Dr. Helen Kelly has been an educator and school leader in international schools since 1999. Since becoming a senior leader in 2006, Helen has taken an interest in school leader wellbeing with a focus on the emotional challenges that school leaders face in the course ...
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Matt Kelsey

Director of Educational Technology at Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Matt is the Director of Educational Technology at Nansha College Preparatory Academy. He worked in South Korea, Kuwait, and Mali as a teacher and tech coordinator before joining NCPA in Guangzhou, China. Matt drives his Ducati to work, where he enjoys data analysis, process optimization ...
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Noel Khng

Noel Khng has more than 20 years' experience in the Human Resources field working for the Shell Group of Companies. He has taken on roles as a generalist as well as specialist roles in Recruitment, Staff Administration, Industrial Relations, HR Information Systems and Learning and ...
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Daniel Kilback

Principal of Technology Innovation & Strategic Planning (HR) at Korea International School

Daniel is the Principal of Technology Innovation & Strategic Planning (HR) at Korea International School. He has worked in Canada, Taiwan, and Kuwait as a teacher at all school levels. Prior to joining the faculty at KIS in the Fall of 2015, he served as ...
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Douglas KIllgore

Doug Killgore, CMAA, recently retired after 29 years in education, 18 of which were in administration as an assistant principal and athletic director. He continues as The Bow Tie AD, a professional development presenter targeting leaders of education-based athletics and activities. Killgore, the Past Board ...
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Carol Koran

Director of Learning at Nishimachi International School

Carol Koran is the Director of Learning at Nishimachi International School in Tokyo. Carol’s experiences in education include being a Professional Development Instructor for the Alberta Teachers’ Association in Canada, teaching and mentoring interns and student teachers in the Education faculty at the University of ...
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Kevin Krembs

Associate Principal of Middle School at Hong Kong International School

Kevin Krembs Kevin serves as Associate Principal of Hong Kong International School. He has 21 years experience at international schools around the world. He believes we need to reimagine, redefine, and redesign our current structure of school. John Everett John Everett coordinates MS approach to ...
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Celeste Krochak

PYP Coordinator and Vice Principal Primary School at Canadian International School

Celeste is a Canadian working in Singapore for the last 11 years as teacher, PYP Coordinator and Vice Principal across the Primary School. She has taught in Canada and New Zealand and has a Masters in Educational leadership. She is passionate about literacy, social justice ...
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Marc L'Heureux

Es Principal at The American School in Japan

Marc L’Heureux currently is the elementary principal at ASIJ for the past four years. Before coming to ASIJ Marc worked at Singapore American School as the deputy principal. Marc brings over 32 years of administrative and classroom experience while working in the United States and ...
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Kelly Jo Larson

Sr. Director of Strategic Planning and Communications at Concordia International School Shanghai

Kelly Jo Larson As Senior Director for Strategic Planning & Communications at Concordia International School Shanghai, Kelly Jo Larson employed the same techniques she used in the business world to lead a team of school admin, faculty, parents and board members on a strategic planning ...
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Anne Laurenson

Primary Principal at Shen Wai International School Shenzhen

Working in leadership teams in Italy, China and India has given me the opportunity to learn from many wonderful educators what does and does not work in a learning community. A lifelong learner, who always looks for the best in everything and everyone, committed to ...
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Gavin Lazaro

Vice Principal at Alice Smith School

Gavin worked in the UK chemical industry for 5 years during which time he also studied for a degree with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Following that he studied at the University of Oxford for his postgraduate degree in education and thereafter taught in the ...
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Daniel Legault

Shen Wai International School

Daniel Legault Shen Wai International School

John Littleford

John Littleford served as teacher, trustee and head of school for over 25 years. For the past 28 years he has been a consultant to over 5000 independent and international schools. His clients also include corporations, foundations, universities and a range of other non-profit organizations. ...
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Anne Love

Anne, Lisa, Billy, and Genevieve are educators at Concordia International School Shanghai. Each one of them brings a unique perspective to the presentation as teacher, instructional coach, divisional administrator, and school-wide administrator. Through their work with facilitators from the K-12 Lab at Stanford's d.school, they ...
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Julia Love

International School of Kuala Lumpur

Julia Love International School of Kuala Lumpur

David Lovelin

High School Principal at Hong Kong International School

Dr. David Lovelin has been an administrator for the past 15 years in a number of different roles and is currently the High School Principal for Hong Kong International School. Previously, Dr. Lovelin worked at Korea International School and in the US with a continued ...
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Stephen Lush

Stephen Lush and Nitasha Crishna are Deputy Principal's at UNIS Hanoi. They are in their fifth year at the school and bring together their varied and extensive experience of elementary schools together with a sense of humour and gratitude for being able to learn and ...
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Kevin Lynch

Director of Marketing + Communications at Shanghai American School

Kevin Lynch, Director of Marketing + Communications at Shanghai American School, is not only insightful, he’s also entertaining. He has spoken at TEDx, Pecha Kucha, CASE, ACAMIS, and Creative Mornings, the latter of which sold out in under nine minutes. Previous speaking topics include that ...
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Rami Madani

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Ellen Mahoney, M.Ed., is the CEO of Sea Change Mentoring which provides support for international schools developing social and emotional learning, mentoring, advisory, and transitions programs as well as blended learning opportunities and certification for school staff in adult social and emotional learning competencies. Ellen ...
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Director of Quality & Performance Improvement at British School Jakarta

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Head of School at UNIS

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Marta Medved

Director at Western Academy of Beijing

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Head of School at Canadian International School

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Marc Montague

Educational Technology Coordinator at Seoul International School

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David Munro

High School Principal at International School of Beijing

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Middle School Associate Principal at The American School in Japan

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International Program Director at WIDA

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Deputy Director at Dulwich International High School Suzhou

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Board of Directors Administrator at UNIS Hanoi

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Rick Odum

Director of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School, Jeju Campus

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ES Principal at The International School of Kuala Lumpur

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IB/AP Coordinator at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS)

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Director of Enrollment Management & Marketing at UNIS Hanoi at United Nations International School of Hanoi

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Director of EAL at Nansha College Preparatory Academy

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ES Assistant Principal at International School of Kuala Lumpur

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International School Manila

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Middle School Principal at Shanghai American School

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Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Stamford American International School

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The American School in Japan

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Director of Learning at Canadian Academy - Kobe, Japan

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Director of Admissions & Marketing at Saigon South International School

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Saigon South International School

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International Baccalaureate

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Professional Development Coordinator, Head of Communication Arts at Dominican International School

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Secondary School Principal at St. Paul American School Hanoi

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Seoul Campus Principal at Korea International School

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Primary School Principal at Global Jaya School

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Upper School Principal at Shanghai Community International School Pudong Campus

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James Warnock

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Access International Academy

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Director of Research and Development for School Management at School Services (ISS)

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MYP Vice Principal of Learning & Teaching, MYP & IB Continuum Coordinator at Concordian International School

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Deputy Head of School for Learning at The American School in Japan

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Secondary Principal at Chiang Mai International School

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Cynthia Wrenn

Elementary Principal at Beijing International Bilingual Academy

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Kendall Zoller

Kendall Zoller, EdD, is an author, educator, researcher, and international presenter in communicative intelligence, presentation and facilitation skills, leadership and adaptive schools. He is co-author of Voices Leading From the Ecotone (2019) and The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin ...
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