Mel joined Nord Anglia Education as Principal of the British International School of Chicago in January 2015 with the goal of creating a school culture focused on enquiry-based learning, innovation, initiative and outstanding educational outcomes.
As a passionate educator, Mel brings over 20 years of experience in international educational leadership to EISP. She has a highly successful track record as Principal at elite K-12 schools in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East and has also led academic integration at Ecole des Roches, one of France's most prestigious private boarding schools.
Her key areas of expertise are in academic rigor, quality assurance, increased student attainment, student-centered learning, entrepreneurship and innovation and curriculum development. Mel’s primary objective is to provide the best possible learning experience for all, where respect, integrity, and intercultural understanding underpin everything at the school.