Introduction to ISD's New Hires

posted Feb 21, 2014, 4:23 AM by Suzanne WARDINI   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 5:16 AM ]

NEW HIRES 2014-15

At this time of year recruitment for the coming school year takes place at many international recruiting fairs around the world.  The process is quite competitive among teachers and among school recruiters.  This year Dr. Alan Knobloch joined me at the fairs, which presented a positive and professional face representing ISD.  For the first time, ISD participated in the ISS and Search Associates fairs in Bangkok, Thailand at the beginning of January.  These are the first serious fairs of the season.  Dr. Knobloch’s high profile presence in Asian international schools was certainly a draw, even as was the opportunity for candidates to meet the present director and the prospective new school head.  A few weeks later we joined up, along with Brad Bell, at the two very large fairs in Boston, MA, where there were around 500 candidates at each.  We have sought top talent and experience for ISD and feel that we have been successful in doing so.  I invite you to have a look at the education and experience of our new hires who will be joining us for the coming school year.   

Librarian. Deanne White 
MA in Library, Media and Information Science, Ed. Specialist in Library and Information Science. She is currently one of the librarians at the American School of Dubai and has extensive years of experience as a Librarian, having also worked at Cairo American College. 

IB English. Stephanie Creamer
MA in English. 3 -5 years of IB teaching experience in several subjects at the American International School of Dhaka. 

IB History and HS Social Studies. Torie Leinbach 
National Board certified teacher. IB TOK teacher and social studies teacher at the Ruamrudee International School of Bangkok. MA in International Communications from Macquarie University, BA at University of California at Irvine. 

HS Physical Education and Technology. Kevin Leinbach
BA Political Science, MS Criminal Justice, Secondary Education Certification, Google Apps for Education. PE teacher and Aquatics Director at Ruamrudee International School of Bangkok. 

Middle School Social Studies. Sandra Goldsborough
National Board certified teacher. BA Indiana University, MA University of New Mexico. Grade 6 Humanities teacher at Mont Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur. 

Grade 4 Classroom Teacher. Scott Carpenter
BA University of Puget Sound, MAT University of Washington. Elementary classroom teacher at Mont Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur. 

Middle School English Teacher. Adam Bishop 
MA University of Central Oklahoma. English Department Head at Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Guidance Counselor. Kayla Bishop
M.Ed University of Central Oklahoma. Head Counselor at Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City, OK. Kayla has been in charge of a team of 7 guidance counselors at this large high school. 

Technology Director. John Wishart
M.Ed. Trenton State College. Director of Technology at Shanghai Community Int’l School, Shanghai, China. John brings a depth of experience with a number of years leading technology departments in several international schools. 

Curriculum Coordinator. Barbara Fultz
MA California State College. IB Math, HL, SL at Shanghai Community Int’l School, Shanghai, China. Barbara is a highly accomplished and experienced IB Math teacher with much experience in curriculum development. 

Technology Integrationist. Micah Hall 
MA Indiana University. Middle School Technology Facilitator at Carol Morgan School, Santo Domingo, DR. He has taught and coached robotics teams for competitions and he is also into design technology. 

French Teacher. Sarah Hofmann
MA Columbia University. French Teacher at the Mandell School, New York, NY. 
She spent several years in Paris in childhood as well as at university. Sarah has worked in Mali on several projects. 

Math Teacher. Andrew Martin
M.Ed. National University. Science and Math Teacher at Tesseract School, Phoenix, AZ. Andrew is a great enthusiast for outdoor education, so he’ll find our week without walls appealing.