I am an experienced school administrator and will graduate with a Master of Arts in Organization & School Leadership from the University of San Francisco in the Fall of 2020.
In the Fall of 2017, my family and I moved to Jeju Island to serve as founding members of a new international school – St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju. Over the last three years, I have worked tirelessly to support the growth and maturation of a new PreK3 to 12th grade school. Although there have been many challenges along the way, my efforts, and the work of the whole school community, has been rewarded by the growing interest and popularity of SJA Jeju.. This year the student population of the high school has ballooned by a 150% from the first academic year.
Starting a new school has given me the opportunity to gain a wide variety of experiences in many aspects of leading a school including, student admissions, IT support, scheduling, college counseling, facilities management, and NEASC accreditation. Of course, this is in addition to the experiences of building an academic high school, hiring, training and developing a faculty, and navigating the transition to Virtual Learning.
Before moving to Jeju I have spent the previous eight years teaching composition, literature, public speaking, research skills, and journalism to 9th-12th grade students. I also have three years of experience teaching composition at the university level as well as three year of experience teaching AP Literature and Composition to high school seniors.
My wife, Natalie, and I along with our two young children, are currently working at St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju – PreK 3 – 12th grade International School in the Global Education City on Jeju Island South Korea.