In the continuous pursuit of student academic achievement, schools master a diverse range of responsibilities including recruiting and retaining quality teachers, developing innovative and engaging curriculum frameworks, improving teacher practice through professional development, employing enlightened governance, following smart business practices, and maintaining world-class facilities that provide a safe and secure learning environment. Managing these systems and structures make running a school so challenging and gratifying for educators.

Running a school also involves offering a rich, diverse program of fine arts, athletics and after-school activities in addition to a strong academic program. Students who participate in these programs acquire a truly 21st Century education and build the kind of personal portfolio of student work that appeals to the best universities.
Running a school that delivers on these promises requires real teamwork on behalf of the organization’s staff and the involvement of students, teachers, and parents alike. Coordinating all these moving parts requires inclusive educational leadership working with a highly motivated team of professionals. It also requires the school’s leadership to commit to a continuous school improvement process, typically in the form of accreditation. When you successfully running a school, you are building a culture of learning.

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Running a successful international school is complex and whether your role in educational leadership is an administrator, a department head or a teacher, it can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of your career. You are creating a culture where students willingly inquire, explore, and develop habits of learning that will authentically prepare them for their life experiences.
 

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