Curriculum Vitae

thinker, school leader, 

learner & dad

An experienced teacher, instructional coach, curriculum coordinator, teacher trainer, curriculum writer, principal. and education consultant. Currently serving as whole school Deputy Head of School at Tokyo International School. 

Core Competencies

Learning Leadership   Transformational Leadership   Thinking Culture

Assessment As Learning  Inquiry Based Learning   Technology

Learner Agency  Personalized Learning  Understanding

Leadership Experience

Lead the teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment school wide. Oversee marketing, admissions, accreditation,  and the education budget

Primary School Principal at Tokyo International School 2015 - 19

Led learning innovation and managed day-to-day operations  of the elementary section PreK to G5

Primary Years Program Coordinator at United Nations International School 2012 - 15

Led the development of curriculum, pedagogy  and assessment of the elementary school section. Discovery to Grade 5

Primary Years Program Coordinator at Tokyo International School 2009 - 12

Led the development of curriculum, pedagogy  and assessment of the elementary school section. Pre K to Grade 5

Primary Years Program Coordinator at Concordian International School 2007 - 09

Led the development of curriculum, pedagogy  and assessment of the elementary school section. Nursery to Grade 5

Lead Teacher / Instructional Coach at The Aga Khan Academy 2003 -07

Led the development of curriculum, pedagogy  and assessment of the upper elementary school section.

Education & Training

Being a Mission Focused School Leader, Creating a Positive Culture of Governance, Aligning Mission Vision and Finances

Cert in International School Leadership at The Principals Training Center, 2014 - 18

Creating an Effective School, Leadership & Team Dynamics, Instructional Supervision & Evaluation, Assessment Leadership

PGCE in Leadership & Management at University of Derby, 2014 - 15

Developing Leadership Capacity & Quality Leadership & Management

Master of Arts in International Education at University of Bath, 2009 - 12

Leading International Schools,,Understanding Learners & Learning, Facilitating Accreditation, Assessment, Education in an International Context

PGCE in Education (Primary) at University of Leeds, 1994 - 95

Qualified Teacher Status

BSC (Hons) in Biology at Manchester Met. University, 1989 - 90

Applied biological sciences: environmental science, plant science, animal behaviour

Agencies & Affiliations

Evaluator  at Council of International Schools 2020 - Present

Visitor at New England Association of Schools & Colleges 2019 - Present

Online Workshop Facilitator at International Baccalaureate 2014 - Present

Visiting Team Leader at International Baccalaureate 2013 - Present

Consultant at International Baccalaureate 2013 - Present

Workshop Leader  at International Baccalaureate 2013 - Present

Curriculum Writer at International Primary Curriculum 2007 - 10