Educational Leadership
International School of Prague, Czech Republic   Director, 2008 - present

“The Evaluation Team is unanimous in observing and confirming that the International School of Prague is mission-driven, student-focused, future-leaning, progressive on many levels, high performing and a safe, secure place for learning." (from 2018 CIS Accreditation Report)

  • Announcement from the Chair of the ISP Board of Trustees concerning the Director's departure

  • Piloted first ever NEASC/CIS( Council of Internaitonal Schools) synchronised accreditation process

  • 20% student enrolment growth during my tenure

  • Led a comprehensive and inclusive process of developing a completely new school mission

  • Created teacher Learning Inquire Focus Groups (LIFTS) and Professional Growth Model (PGM)

  • Led a unique strategic planning approach using design-thinking and rapid prototyping

  • Established Advancement Office: fundraising, marketing, communications, admissions. 

  • Initiated school's first capital campaign with €3.25 million pledged

  • Established standards and competency based curriculum and assessment framework

  • Developed school wide tech integration program, including one-to-one laptop and iPad program

  • Established ISP as an international professional learning hub

  • Established popular regular parent forum: Edge in Education

  • Completed extensive €10 million enhancement/expansion project completed in 72 days

  • Restructured $20 million construction loan into a cost saving revolving credit instrument

  • Negotiated with US embassy and a variety of Czech ministries to establish ISP as a new legal entity

  • Developed new mission-aligned campus master plan, phase one completed summer of 2017

American International School of Bucharest, Romania  Director 2002 - 2008

AISB is a full IB World School (IB Primary Years Program (PYP), IB Middle Years Program (MYP), IB Diploma Program (DP)), with over 850 students from over 60 nationalities.

  • 50% student enrolment growth during my tenure

  • Led transition from three campuses to one school community on a new purpose built 25 acre campus

  • Led process to create a new mission and strategic planning process involving all sectors of community

  • Implemented campus enhancement and expansion projects

  • Restructured school’s 20 million dollar construction loan

  • Increased fundraising to support school projects and community outreach and service programs

  • Created teacher intern program, ARISE (Alliance of Romanian & International School Educators)

  • Led school-wide self-study and accreditation process culminating in 10 year NEASC/CIS reaccreditation

  • Implemented school wide curriculum mapping and eCurriculum available to parents online

  • Established K-12 Student Services Department, Learning Support, Counselling and EAL faculty

  • Developed new Professional Growth and Evaluation process for faculty and staff

Colegio Internacional de Caracas, Venezuela​   1996-2002
  • Secondary School Principal (Middle and High School) - 2000-2002

  • Secondary School Vice-Principal (Grades 7-12) - 1999-2000                                            

  • Curriculum Coordinator (K-12), MYP/IGCSE Coordinator, Fine Arts Department Head (K-12)

Bavarian International School, Munich, Germany   1993-1996
  • Junior School Coordinator, Chairperson - Faculty Association, IT and Fine Arts Coordinator (K-12)

 

Education​
Klingenstein Fellowship, Columbia University, Teachers College  Head of School Fellowship Program (2012)
The College of New Jersey  Masters of Education, Educational Leadership (2001)
Principals' Training Center, Miami/London  Certificate of International School Leadership (2000)
Columbia University, Teachers College  Doctor of Education (1997)​
City University of New York, Lehman College  Master of Arts in Teaching (1985)
City University of New York, Brooklyn College Bachelor of Science in Music Composition (1984)
Teaching Experience
Columbia University, Teachers' College, NYC, USA  Practicum Instructor:  Masters of Education Program (2014)

Endicott College, New Jersey, USA  Adjunct Professor: Masters in Educational Administration Program (2013)

Colegio Internacional De Caracas, Venezuela  Instrumental and IB Music Teacher (1996 ‐1999)

Bavarian International School, Munich, Germany  Instrumental, General and IB Music Teacher (1993-1996)

Riverdale Middle School (141), NYC, USA  Music and Information Technology Teacher (1992-1993)

Riverdale Junior High School (141), NYC USA  Instrumental and General Music Teacher (1985-1987)

Board Memberships

Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) Chair of Board of Trustees (twice elected)

Central and Eastern European Schools' Association (CEESA) Board of Directors (2002 - present), 

former Executive Committee Chair

Keynotes and Workshops
Publications and Articles
Additional Information
  • Married to a British citizen with two children (ages 18 and 21), 

  • Basic Spanish and German,  Amateur classical guitarist