GLOBAL School Searches and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group are pleased to join the Board of the BridgeWay North American School in announcing the appointment of Mr. Kevin Passafiume as the next Director of BridgeWay. Kevin, selected from other qualified and experienced educators and school leaders, will be stepping into the 2022-23 school year role. BridgeWay is in Mexico City, Mexico.
Kevin and his wife Amy will be relocating from Hanoi, where Kevin has most recently served as the Transformation Lead in the Office of the Superintendent of The Dewey Schools. In addition, he has previously served as Deputy Head of English Programs at TDS; Teacher, Counsellor, and Communications and Policy Advisor at Daystar Academy in Beijing, China; and as a Teacher at American Creativity Academy in Kuwait.
GLOBAL School Searches and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group are pleased to join the Board of the Pan American Christian Academy in announcing the appointment of Mr. Stephen Meier as the next Superintendent of PACA. Stephen, selected from among several qualified and experienced educators and school leaders, will be stepping into the role during the transition to the 2022-23 school year.
Mr. Stephen is uniquely qualified for the position. He and his wife Cristina were students in international Christian schools, and have vibrant Christian testimonies and a deep commitment to International Christian Education.
GLOBAL School Searches and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group are pleased to join the Crossroads Christian Academy Board in announcing the appointment of Mrs. Jamie C. Jodrey as the new Director of CCA. Jamie, selected from among several qualified and experienced educators and school leaders, is taking on the leadership role as preparation begins for the 2022-23 school year.
Mrs. Jodrey has served as the Elementary Principal of Crossroads since 2015 and has already begun the transition to the Director position, as she was named Interim Director to provide leadership during the final stages of the search and selection process. She earned an undergraduate degree from Messiah College in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Scranton, both in Pennsylvania. Before becoming a principal at CCA, Jamie was an elementary teacher at the Wesleyan Academy in Puerto Rico (her alma mater), then at CCA. Jamie has a long-term commitment to CCA’s mission, vision, and values and brings an insider’s understanding of the operation of CCA and its programs and services.
GLOBAL School Searches and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group are pleased to join the Quisqueya Christian School Foundation Board of Trustees in announcing the appointment of Natalie A. Witherspoon as the next Head of School of QCS. Ms. Witherspoon, who was selected from among several qualified and experienced educators and school leaders, will begin her service at QCS on August 1, 2022.
Ms. Witherspoon earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis and is completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Purdue University. She has a broad range of experience in public and private schools in the United States and has proven success in maximizing student achievement in diverse school contexts. In addition to her classroom experience, Natalie has served in leadership roles across several campuses. She brings passion, vitality, knowledge, experience, Christian worldview, faith commitment, and a desire to minister through the leadership position at QCS.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to join the Christian International School of Prague school in announcing the successful recruitment and appointment of Jodi Oppenhuizen as the school’s new Director. Jodi studied Christian Education and Bible at Taylor University; earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Colombia International University in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Studies; and completed a Master’s Degree from La Salle University in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Congratulations to Jodi Oppenhuizen on her appointment.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to join the Bilingual Canadian International School and the Canadian International School System and community (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) in announcing the successful recruitment and appointment of Ms. Anita Spittle as the Principal of BCIS. GLOBAL School Services was contracted to conduct the search in response to an immediate need, and the search was completed in November, with the appointment of Ms. Spittle.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to join the Kyiv Christian Academy Board in announcing the successful appointment of Mr. Nicholas Paul Sweeney as the Director, effective February 1, 2021. Dr. David A. Wells was the recruitment consultant representing KCA through the search process, and Wayne Lynch, an Executive Consultant with the GLOBAL Group, has provided strong leadership for KCA as Interim Director during the 2020-21 school year. Wayne will work with Mr. Sweeney in the transition of leadership over the coming months.
WHITMAN ACADEMY ANNOUNCES NEW HOS
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to congratulate the Roy and Dora Whitman Academy Board and community in announcing the appointment of Daniel Nichols as the next Head of School. Mr. Nichols has most recently served as the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning at Shellharbour Anglican College, in Dunmore, New South Wales. Daniel's formal training includes an undergraduate degree in education, a master’s in leadership and management in education, and a diploma in biblical theology. His professional and biblical studies and experience in Christian education provide unique and valuable preparation for taking on the leadership role at Whitman Academy.
The Roy and Dora Whitman Academy is a day school which provides an education based primarily on an American curriculum. The school focuses on developing “Godliness, Responsibility, Inquisitiveness, and the Pursuit of Excellence." The school exists to provide a quality Christian education in English to third-culture kids through creative hand-on learning and guided opportunities in servant leadership.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to join the Pan American Christian Academy in announcing the successful appointment of Mr. John Timothy Nelson as Superintendent. Mr. Nelson is a credentialed and experienced international school educator and leader whose passions include “total release of all that he is for God’s glory, exercising servant leadership, and promoting biblical worldview integration across all academic discipline and school activities.” He has proven his leadership capacity and commitment to authentic Christian education in a variety of highly-respected school contexts. Dr. David A. Wells was the recruitment consultant representing PACA through the search process.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to join the Rift Valley Academy in announcing the appointment of Peter Brian Wilson as Superintendent, effective in August 1, 2021. Mr. Wilson is a credentialed and experienced international school educator and leader who has the proven capacity to lead, supervise, and develop academic program and teachers in the school setting. He has proven his love for children and their development through a variety of initiatives in the school and boarding community. Peter recently qualified for certification as Head of School / Superintendent from the Association of Christian Schools International.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group congratulates the Khoi Nguyen Education Group, the Canadian International School System, and the leadership and community of CIS on the appointment of Peter Embleton as Secondary Principal.
GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches join the Kyiv Christian Academy School Board in announcing the appointment of Wayne Lynch as the Interim School Director for KCA. Wayne is a graduate of Rider University, Temple University, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and is a career educator and fundraiser.
DIRECTOR | The DEWEY Schools, Vietnam
Johannes (Jannie) Le Roux has accepted the appointment as the Director of The DEWEY Schools, Vietnam, effective with the 2018-19 school year. Mr. Le Roux is an experienced educator and leader with an excellent profile that includes posts as a teacher, coach, Department Head, Deputy Head, and Headmaster at schools in South Africa, Swaziland, and most recently in Malawi, Africa. Jannie’s undergraduate degree is in Teacher Education, and his Master’s is in Education and Management. Congratulations to Jannie and The DEWEY Schools!
Maribel Ayos Torrenegra has accepted an appointment as the Director of Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center, effective July 2018. Ms. Ayos is an experienced educational leader and is fluent in English and Spanish.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to join The Dewey Schools in Vietnam and the parent company EDUFIT in announcing that Laura Whiston has accepted the appointment as the Head of the English Program for the GIS System. Ms. Whiston is a credentialed and experienced international school educator and school leader with the proven capacity to lead academic programs and foster effective curriculum development and instructional and assessment practices in a high-achievement culture and make a difference in the success of each student.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to join with the Board of Directors of GrowBright International Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and their strategic partner Gateway Education Global, in announcing the placement of Allison Crump as the new Head of School. Allie most recently served as the Principal of the English program at the Gateway International School in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she served for nearly five years in a variety of leadership roles. Ms. Crump has an undergraduate degree in education from Midway College and a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Concordia University. Congratulations to Allie and to the community of the GrowBright International Academy.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searched has been honored to provide exclusive search services to CMIS during this process and we believe that Dr. Terry Howard is an excellent match for the school and that he will enrich the community and enhance the effectiveness of the school. Terry’s tenure at CMIS will begin in July of 2020. Dr. Tapingkae, in his announcement to the school community of Dr. Howard’s appointment, stated the Board’s belief that “Dr. Terry embodies the values, character, integrity, and vision that will continue to lead CMIS forward in its position of excellence.”
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group and GLOBAL School Searches are pleased to announce that The DEWEY Schools and their parent company EDUFIT have appointed Mr. Tony Hua, as the System’s first Deputy Superintendent of Academics. M2R Global (www.m2rglobal.com) was responsible for presenting Mr. Hua to GIS as a viable candidate, with competencies and experience commensurate with the position requirements.
GLOBAL School Searches, is pleased to join the Board of BridgeWay North American School and TeachBeyond, the owner mission, in announcing that Kevin van Rensburg has accepted the appointment as the General Director of the school, to begin July 1, 2019. Mr. van Rensburg is an experienced educator, proven school leader, and committed Christian, who is equipped and excited to take on the leadership responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges at this emerging international Christian school.
Michael McCarthy has accepted appointment as the School Director at International Gateway Academy, in Istanbul, Turkey, effective with the 2018-19 school year. Mr. McCarthy’s preparation and experience have clearly prepared him to lead IGA during the next phase of the school’s development. Congratulations Michael and to the board of the International Gateway Academy for this selection.
Carlos N. De la Sobera has accepted appointment as the General Director of Colegio San Andrés, effective January 2019. Mr. De la Sobera is an experienced leader, has a multicultural background and experience, and is fluent in English and Spanish, and highly proficient in Portuguese.