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  • Neil Marshall-Inns188 Nanshi Street, SIP, Suzhou, CHINAHome: +86 (0) 512-67061250 | Mobile: +86 (0) 512-67061250 | Skype:internationaleduk8rEmail: collaborativelearninggateway@gmail.comLinked In: PROFILE I am a passionate and experienced educational leader, committed to building learning organizations and uniting school communities behind shared values, common goals, and a relentless focus on student learning, development and well-being. My leadership profile includes: Extensiveinstructional and organizational leadership experience in early years and elementary school settings Development and implementation of inquiry-driven, data-informed school improvement programs Development and implementation ofresearch-based teaching standards and professional growth and appraisal frameworks Development and implementation of professional development programmes Leadership of curriculum development and review Development ofpromotional materials, parent presentations and partnership projects Leadership of successful CIS, NEASC, NCCT accreditation, and IB PYP, MYP, DP evaluation processes in Asia and Europe IB, CIS, NEASC trained school visitor involved in the authorization, evaluation and accreditation of schools in Europe and the Middle East Leader of regional and in-school workshops throughout Europe and the Middle East for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program, and member of IB working group tasked with revising the document Pedagogical Leadership in the PYP Leader of seminars on effective teaching and learningfor the Japanese Ministry of Education Co-leader of expedition to renovate schools in the Moshaweng valley of the Kalahari Desert, involving 40 high school students from schools in Germany, Africa and Australia.EXPERIENCE (Group) Director of Learning and Assessment(2011-present) China Singapore International Education Services, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Providing support to International and Chinese schools in the areas of school improvement, action planning, CIS/NEASC/NCCT accreditation, IB authorization and evaluation, curriculum development and implementation, assessment, differentiation and data-informed instructional practices, staff appraisal, professional development, and effective collaboration. Developed school improvement cycle and supported leadership teams with annual improvement planning (preN-12) Led joint CIS, NEASC, NCCT reaccreditation and IB PYP, MYP, DP evaluation process, 190 people, 31 committees, 4 self-study reports, 5-year conversion to 8th edition Developed and led implementation of an inquiry-driven school improvement program; 170 teachers (preN-12) engaged in cross divisional, data-informed, school improvement teams, researching and action planning to improve student learning, and address school improvement priorities Evaluated curriculum practices and teaching staff at new member schools, devised curriculum development and professional learning plans Developedand supported implementationof a Teacher Evaluation and Professional Growth Framework, (preN-12) Developed and led implementation ofa new teacher orientation program based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs model Developed annual parent questionnaire and led parent focus groups Led the review of elementary assessment and reporting practices (N-5), and took over responsibility for ISA testing in grades 3-10 Mentored PYP coordinator Supported 80 teaching and non-teaching staff, and 500 students, as acting elementary school assistant principal (4 months maternity cover). In this role I supervised and evaluated new staff, organized teacher cover,led meetings for staff and parents, provided day-to-day support and pastoral care, developed and delivered induction workshops, chaired the assessment committee, and worked alongside the PYP coordinator to introduce and pilot a concept-based summative assessment process, with all grade levels. Currentongoing projects include the development of an Elementary School curriculum, which will fulfill PYP and Chinese National Curriculum requirements, the development of a quality assurance framework, aligned with NCCT requirements, that can be used to evaluate and support Chinese schools offering an international, inquiry based curriculum, and planning for the impact of changes to the MYP programme in 2014. 1
  • Assistant Principal and Primary Years Program Coordinator (2006-2011) Frankfurt International School, Primary division, Alfred LechlerStrasse 10, Hohemark, GERMANY Member of the FIS Administrative Council, established to support the Head of School in the leadership and management of all divisions of Frankfurt International School (4 divisions, 3 campuses, 1850 students, 250 faculty and staff). In collaboration with the Principal of the Primary division, responsible for 260 children aged 3-7, the instructional supervision and leadership of approximately 40 faculty and support staff, ongoing staff recruitment and retention,and the development and implementation of division improvement plans aligning time, energy and resources with the goals of the FIS 5-year strategic plan and 2006-2010 school improvement plans. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division during the Principal’s absence. Responsible for the development and documentation of the Primary division program of inquiry, and as part of a 6- member administrative team, the cross-divisional alignment of lower school curriculum programs for 3 campuses (N-6). As a member of the pedagogical leadership team, facilitated collaborative grade level and cross-grade level planning; worked with teachers and team leaders to identify the essential understandings, skills, knowledge and attitudes at the heart of the curriculum, and supported thedevelopment of assessment criteria and tools to inform teaching practices and effectively measure student learning. Implemented a research-based professional growth and appraisal program, which received 100% approval from participants under my direct supervision. Developed and implemented a professional development programutilizing the teacher-as-inquirer model; aimed at helping teachers to assess their own understanding of the Primary Years Program, find personal inquiry questions, and develop action plans that directly impact teaching and learning in their classrooms. Supported teachers in setting and meeting annual SMART goals at individual and team levels. Results included annual increases in literacy and mathematics proficiency. Communicated the school mission and philosophy, instructional goals and practices, and assessment procedures to parents and the wider FIS community through workshops, articles, film, and web-based technologies. Member of Board Futures and Policy committees, and Curriculum, Professional Development and ICT councils. Member of cross-divisional team responsible for developing a school wide curriculum framework, defining the approaches to learning, pedagogy, assessment, and reporting practices common to all 4 divisions of the school for grades N-12, and the establishment of a curriculum review cycle, which integrated all external accreditation and evaluation processes into existing school strategic planning systems and supported ongoing curriculum review. Coordinated a successful CIS/NEASC First Year Report and the facilitation of a yearlong self-study and successful IB evaluation process. Specific responsibilities included leadership of cross-divisional teams, creation of surveys and analysis of data, evaluation of current practices and development of proposals for improvement, development of action plans based on self-study findings and the final report of the evaluating body, and integration of action plans into the school wide strategic planning process. Led the development of a professional learning library and media center. Final costs 22% below budget. Facilitated the review, transfer and management of curriculum documents onto a web-based database and management system (Rubicon Atlas). Collaborated with data manager, web master and Rubicon representative to identify areas in which the Rubicon Atlas system could better support curriculum development and mapping initiatives. Initiated a review of Rubicon Atlas content across all four divisions of the school. As a member of the PYP coordinator team, facilitated an extensive review of the FIS/ISW Program of Inquiry, leading to major revisions, updating of scope and sequence documents for science and social studies, and alignment of programs across three campuses. Led cross-divisional teams in the review of Visual Art, Drama, Dance and Music curriculum, (N-12). Developed a morning meet and greet program aimed at actively promoting a positive start to the school day.Primary Grade Team Leader (2004-2006) and Teacher (2003-2006)Frankfurt International School, Primary division, Alfred LechlerStrasse 10, Hohemark, GERMANY Successfully led a diverse team of 7 people.Worked with team to redefine best practice in inquiry teaching for young learners, review and revise grade level units of inquiry and restructure the ESL support program. Member of scheduling committee tasked with reorganizing schedule to create larger blocks of time for sustained inquiry based teaching, and effectively meeting the teaching and learning needs of children and faculty in the primary division. Created DVD to showcase theFIS/ISW Kalahari service project experience. DVD was first runner-up in international competition for products of a service project and was used as a fund raising and publicity tool at international events in Australia, South Africa, Scandinavia and Germany. 2
  • Senior Kindergarten Teacher and 5th grade Drama Teacher(1999-2003) Tokyo International School, 17- 4 - 26 Mita, Minato Ku, Tokyo, JAPAN Led a team of 3 teachers in a constructivist, inquiry based kindergarten. Responsibilities included the development and research of policies, systems and curriculum at kindergarten level; setting up and resourcing new learning areas, including a stand-alone kindergarten building; and writing guidance documents for parents. Led and coordinated professional development workshops, active participant in PYP Planning and Implementation Committee, and ECIS Accreditation Preparation Team, faculty representative on the school Parent and Teacher group. Led the introduction of class home pages aimed at improving communication channels between parents and faculty. Coordinated local charity projects Achieved second highest level of proficiency in national Japanese language examination. English Language Teacher “Japan Exchange and Teaching Program” (1996-1999) Asahi Town Board of Education, Yamagata Prefecture, JAPAN Selected by Japanese Ministry of Education to lead seminars on effective teaching, collaborated withJapanese teachers of English to plan and deliver English lessons in a public Junior High School, developed ESL program and collaborated in the training of teachers, and the implementation of the program in eight Japanese Elementary schools, initiated and taught adult conversation classes, developed residential English camps for children aged 5-12, and wrote a monthly column for the town newspaper. Trained in Kendo (traditional Japanese sword fighting) with elementary school students and gained 1st dan certification. Year One Teacher (1993-1996) and Language Coordinator (1994-1996) Grange Infant School, South Ealing, London, ENGLAND Appointed Language coordinator after completion of my probationary year. Responsibilities included internal review of English teaching practice throughout the school. Led training days for colleagues and offered support and guidance for teachers implementing key stage one English SAT exams. Coordinated development of school policy and parental guidance documents in the areas of language and literacy.Fulfilled duties and delivered National Curriculum as classroom teacher and year one team member.Planned with, directed and supported classroom assistants, specialist teachers and student practitioners.QUALIFICATIONS Hong Kong Institute of Education, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, 10 LoPing Road, Tai Po, New Territories, HONG KONG Qualification:International Executive Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Change Start Date: January 2012 Principals Training Centre for International School Leadership PO Box 458, Cummaquid, MA 02637 U.S.A. Qualification:Certificate in School Leadership The University of Reading Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH, ENGLAND Degree: Bachelor of Education (Early Years Specialization, 3-8 years) Subject: Literature and Drama Class: 2:1 (Honors) 3
  • PRIMARY REFEREES Anne Fowles, Academic Director, China Singapore International Education Services Formerly Head of School, Suzhou Singapore International School, (2009-2012) Suzhou Singapore International School, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Tel: +86 0512 62588315 Fax: +86 0512 62586388 Mark Treichel, Elementary Principal, Suzhou Singapore International School Suzhou Singapore International School, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Tel: +86 512 - 62588339 Fax: +86 0512 62586388 Email: Mark Ulfers, Head of School, American School of Paris Formerly Head of School, Frankfurt International School, (2005-2010) American School of Paris, 41, Rue Pasteur, 92210 Saint Cloud, France Tel: +33 (0)141 - 128265 Fax: +33 (0)146 - 022390 Email: Teresa Dupre, Assistant Head of School,Frankfurt International School Formerly Primary School Principal, Frankfurt International School (2006-2011) Frankfurt International School, Primary Division, Alfred-Lechler-Strasse 10, 61440, Oberursel, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)6171 - 2024504 Fax: +49 (0)6171 - 2024510 Email: Teresa_Dupre@fis.eduADDITIONAL REFEREES Richard Bruford, Secondary School Vice-Principal,Suzhou Singapore International School Formerly Director of Teaching and Learning and Dean of Students at Prince Alfred College (2006-2011) Suzhou Singapore International School, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Tel: +86 512 - 62588846 Fax: +86 0512 62586388 Becki Clentworth, Elementary School Assistant Principal,Suzhou Singapore International School Suzhou Singapore International School, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Tel: +86 512 -62588362 Fax: +86 0512 62586388 Dom Thomas, PYP Coordinator,Suzhou Singapore International School Suzhou Singapore International School, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Tel: +86 1377-192-5040 Fax: +86 0512 62586388 Shireen Blakeway, First Grade Teacher,Suzhou Singapore International School Formerly First Grade Teacher at Cranbrook Junior School Suzhou Singapore International School, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Tel: +86 512 - Fax: +86 0512 62586388 Lee Preston, Second Grade Team Leader,Suzhou Singapore International School Suzhou Singapore International School, 208 Zhong Nan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINA Tel: +86 512 - Fax: +86 0512 62586388 4