University of California, Santa Barbara – Business Economics
Nottingham University – Post Graduate Certificate in International Education
SSIS proudly introduces the new IBDP Coordinator. He is from the USA, but he has lived and taught in Asia for fifteen years now. After graduating from University, he worked in corporate accounting for five years. Unsatisfied with the career path, he moved to Ulsan, South Korea to teach English. He worked in public schools in Ulsan and Busan for six years before moving to Beijing nine years ago. In Beijing, he worked at a private boarding school which was one of China’s oldest IB schools. There he taught Economics and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) for six years, five of which as a Department Head. For the last three years, he has been at the Dulwich College in Beijing where he took the role of assistant IBDP Coordinator, taught Economics, TOK and served as a CAS supervisor.
Over the years, he has been able to enrich student lives outside of the classroom through supporting extracurricular activities. These have included the Student Investor Club, Student Entrepreneur Club, Student Radio, student volunteer work (teaching English and Music) at schools for migrant children and coaching boys’ volleyball.
He is honored to be working as the Diploma and Theory of Knowledge Coordinator this year. He believes student success in the IB program is linked to the qualities and values students develop through leadership experiences, and he is excited to see our students become successful in all aspects of their lives. He is looking forward to working with students, parents and teachers at SSIS to create a positive environment for student success and advance the IB results.
Founded in 1996, the Shanghai Singapore International School aims to develop each student into a responsible global citizen, with a strong sense of character preparing them for success in any life or career path they may choose.