Congratulations to These International Leaders

This past 2018-19 season, our ISS Administrative Search team had the privilege of assisting dozens of international school boards in recruiting and hiring qualified and experienced school leaders to fill their vacancies. We’re excited to celebrate these recent international school leadership appointments with you!

Many of these school administrators are beginning their new positions in July and August 2019, while others will begin in 2020. We wish all the new appointees the very best! We are confident that each and every one of them brings the necessary skills, experience, and talents to their new leadership roles and that they will be successful in taking their new schools to the next level of academic excellence.

Learn more about recruiting with the ISS Administrative Search team, and meet the 2018-19 international school leadership appointees below (ordered by country):

Argentina
Asociación Escuelas Lincoln, Buenos Aires (Effective August 2019)
Superintendent

Madeleine Maceda Heide
Former Director at Academia Cotopaxi, Quito, Ecuador

Brazil
Pan American School of Bahia, Bahia (Effective August 2019)
Superintendent

Michael Martell
Former Superintendent at Asociación Escuelas Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bolivia
Santa Cruz Cooperative School, Santa Cruz (Effective July 2019)
Director

Jessica Gilway

Cayman Islands
Cayman International School, Grand Cayman (Effective August 2019)
Elementary School Principal

Martin Thomas
Former Elementary Principal at Canadian International School, Bangalore, India

Cayman Islands
Cayman International School, Grand Cayman (Effective July 2020)
Head of School

James Urquhart
Former Director at Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria

China
Advanced Education Academy, Shenzhen (Effective August 2019)
Founding Head – International Division

Joshua Bishop
Former High School Principal at American School of Bombay, India

China
Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Affiliated Bilingual School, Shantou, Guangdong (Effective August 2019)
Founding Director

Anne Sweet
Former Director at Ricks Center for Gifted Children, Denver, CO, USA

China
International School of Dongguan, Dongguan (Effective August 2019)
Secondary School Principal

Todd Brink
Former Secondary World History Teacher at Yangon International School, Myanmar

China
Shekou International School, Shenzhen (Effective August 2019)
Secondary Principal

Phil Rogers
Former High School Dean of Academics and IBDP Coordinator at International School Bangkok, Thailand

Colombia
Colegio Colombo Británico, Cali (Effective July 2019)
Secondary Principal

Tracy Arnold
Former Secondary School Vice Principal at Istanbul International Community School, Turkey

Dominican Republic
Carol Morgan School, Santo Domingo (Effective July 2019)
Deputy Head of School for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Mona Fairley-Nelson
Former Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction at American United School, Sabah Al-Salem, Kuwait

Ethiopia
Haile-Manas Academy, Debre Birhan (Effective July 2019)
Founding Head of School

Karena Ostrem
Former Math Teacher at Vanguard High School, New York, NY, USA

Germany
Bavarian International School, Munich area, Germany (Effective July 2019)
Deputy Director

Shary Lyssy Marshall
Former Elementary Principal at Walworth Barbour American International School, Even Yehuda, Israel

Guinea
American International School of Conakry, Conakry (Effective July 2019)
Director

Mark Dempsey
Former Elementary Principal at P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull School, Queens, NY, USA

Indonesia
Independent Schools Riau, Indonesia (August 2019)
Director/Principal

Julie Hunt
Former Elementary Principal at Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia

Ivory Coast
American Community School of Abidjan, Abidjan (Effective July 2019)
Director

Séamus Hennessy
Former Director at The International School of Kigali, Rwanda

Kazakhstan
Dostyk American International School, Atyrau (Effective August 2020)
Director

Susan Ballantyne
Elementary Principal at The International Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kuwait
American Creativity Academy, Hawally (Effective June 2019)
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services

Janie Andrich
Former Middle School Principal at Concordia International School, Shanghai, China

Liberia
American International School of Monrovia, Monrovia (Effective July 2020)
Director

Bobbi McDaniel
Girls Principal at Vision International School, Al Wakrah, Qatar

Madagascar
Ambatovy International School, Tapakala Village (Effective July 2019)
Head of School

Alba Carollo
Former Middle School Principal at American Community School of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Myanmar
Yangon International School, Yangon (Effective August 2019)
Director

Mike Livingston
Former Secondary Principal at Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China

Pakistan
Lahore American School, Lahore (Effective June 2019)
Superintendent

Robert Fielder
Former Middle School/High School Principal at American Creativity Academy, Hawally, Kuwait

Thailand
Thai Sikh International School, Bangkok (Effective August 2019)
Elementary School Principal

Andrew Read
Former Primary School Principal at Canggu Community School, Bali, Indonesia

Turkey
Robert College, Istanbul (Effective July 2019)
Head of School

Adam Oliver
Former Head of Schools at St. George’s British International School, Rome, Italy

Vietnam
Delta Global School, Hanoi (Effective June 2019)
Founding Head of School

Polly Dana
Former Head of School at Temple Grandin School, Boulder, CO, USA

Congratulations all! We look forward to staying in touch and seeing your school adventures on social media with #ISSedu.

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