I am excited to join The Village School and honored to serve as the new Head of School. Much like many of our families, I have spent a good portion of my life living and working internationally. I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee where I taught middle and high school English before moving overseas to begin my journey as an international educator. For the last four years, I served as the Head of School for Shanghai Community International School in Shanghai China. Having moved from the Dominican Republic to Ethiopia to China and now back to the United States, I am pleased to end my decade-long trip around the world in a diverse city like Houston, at such an amazing school.
The Village School is committed to staying at the forefront of education. We have devoted educators, who are experts in their field and strive to inspire and spark curiosity in each of their students. We aim to create meaningful experiences, connections and memories that create a love for learning. We believe that each of us rises to the expectations that the important people in our lives set for us. At Village, it is our responsibility as educators to set high expectations for our students, to provide them with support and to encourage their ambitions. We also value a commitment to service. Our school works hard to support our community and collaborate with charities and agencies around Houston to provide them with the resources and manpower they need to make a positive impact in our city. We celebrate our diversity and know that exposure to diverse ideas, perspectives and peoples enrich the educational environment. With students, faculty and staff members from over 60 countries, our diversity sets us apart and our students learn from others with a variety of cultural backgrounds, helping to prepare them to be leaders in a global society.
We reward creative thinking and complex problem solving in our classrooms. Our students work together to solve demanding challenges. We nurture our students’ imagination and talents, encourage innovation and teach them to work collaboratively. We are committed to this approach to education and will continue to provide our students and faculty with the resources and environments they need to optimize their learning outcomes while preparing them for an ever-changing world.
One of the many things that makes The Village School unique is our membership within the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) family of schools. We are able to harness the resources and best practices from our global organization, while providing our students and faculty with opportunities to collaborate on special projects and challenges around the world. Through our NAE network, we are able to work directly with world-leading educational institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The Juilliard School of Performing Arts, along with organizations like UNICEF to expand our students’ access to amazing opportunities. Our groundbreaking Entrepreneurship Diploma Program, developed in partnership with founding Partners Bridges to Wealth at The Wharton School of Business, exemplifies the future of education, as it is based in research and aligns to what CEOs in today’s world are looking for in future leaders. Our IB Diploma Programme provides a rigorous educational framework, which is highly respected and recognized by the world’s higher education institutions.
I encourage you to learn more about these collaborations and other programs and offerings by navigating our website. Our PreK-12 school is located in the West Houston Energy Corridor and built on a beautiful and growing 28-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities. I invite you to visit our welcoming campus, so I can share more about what makes Village so special.
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