We Did It!

posted Mar 24, 2017, 5:39 AM by Marieme. ‎(RCPT)‎ MBAYE   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 8:38 AM ]

Dear Parents,

We had two goals for recruiting this year, one, upgrade the quality of teachers we hired and increase the length of time teachers stay at ISD. To improve the quality, we needed to start recruiting earlier, so with Board approval, we offered teachers a $1,000 bonus if they notified us of their intent to leave by mid-October. Fifteen teachers took advantage of the bonus, which allowed us to start recruiting two months earlier than in the past. This gave us access to the pool of candidates who were not going to resign their current positions without a definite contract at a new school. We hired 10 teachers by early December, the normal deadline for teachers to resign with their current schools.

To address the second goal, we focused on hiring couples, specifically couples with school age children. Research shows that couples with school age children stay the longest at a school, followed by couples with no children, then single males, and single females stay the shortest amount of time. Twelve of our new hires have school age children and only four are single.

Our preferred criteria for new teachers is they have a Masters’ Degree, at least five years experience, and have worked or lived overseas. The table below shows the percentage of new hires that have all three of these criteria, two of the criteria, and only one for the past three recruiting seasons.

Percent of New Hires Meeting Preferred Criteria

First School

Year at ISD

Three

Two

One

2015 - 2016

38%

43%

19%

2016 - 2017

58%

25%

17%

2017 - 2018

71%

25%

4%


While having all three criteria does not guarantee that we will have a highly effective teacher who will be a great fit for our community, it does increase the chances.

Below is a brief summary of all of our new hires for 2017.


2017-2018 New Hires

Lorne Bird - Secondary School Principal
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English, French, Romanian
University:
BA from University of Victoria, Economics
BEd from University of Victoria, Education
MA from University of Bath, Educational Leadership
Ed.D from University of Bath, Educational Leadership (pending)
Years of Experience: 14 years in administration, 21 years overall in education
Worked in: Korea, Romania, and Venezuela

Cedric Briand - Elementary French
Citizenship: France
Languages: English, French
University: MA from Institute Polytechnique Lasalle Beauvais
Years of Experience: 7 years
Worked in: France and United States

Randy Brown - High School Physics
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and French
University:
BS from University of Vermont, Civil Engineering
M.Ed. from Harvard University, Math/Science Education
Years of Experience: 15 years
Worked in: Mali and United States

Evelyn Chang - Early Childhood Integrated Arts
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and Mandarin
University:
BS from New York University, Marketing, Entertainment Media and Technology/Communications
MS from City College of New York, Childhood Education
Years of Experience: 11 years
Worked in: South Africa, Thailand, and United States

Caitlin Dwyer - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
B.ed. from Salve Regina University, Elementary/Mild to Moderate Special Education
Years of Experience: 5 years
Worked in: United States

Cindy Farley - High School Support Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BA from Cleveland State University, English
MS from Troy University, Educational Leadership
Years of Experience: 29 years
Worked in: China, Indonesia, South Korea, and United States

Randy Farley - Middle School Social Studies
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BS. from Cleveland State University, Education
MA from Cleveland State University, Curriculum and Instruction
BA from University of North Carolina, History
Years of Experience: 24 years
Worked in: China, Indonesia, South Korea, and United States

Shandra Hall - Elementary Counselor
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BA from Winthrop University, Psychology
M.ed. from Winthrop University, Counseling & Development
Years of Experience: 10 years
Worked in: United States

Nevdon Jamgochian - IB Art/High School English
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and Indonesian
University:
BA from University of Washington, History/Geography
MIT from Seattle University, Teaching
MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, Painting
Years of Experience: 15 years
Worked in: Germany, India, Thailand, and United States

Ann Salter Jarrett - Middle School English
Citizenship: Canada
Languages:English, French, and Spanish
University:
Bachelor’s of Social Sciences from University of Ottawa, History & Political Science
Graduate Diploma in Teaching from University of Otago, Secondary Education
M.Ed. from Lakehead University, Social Justice Education
Years of Experience: 4 years
Worked in: Afghanistan, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, and New Zealand

Katie Lennon - Secondary School Physical Education
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Languages: English
University: BEd from De Montfort University, Physical Education and Art
Years of Experience: 19 years
Worked in: Italy, Malawi, Russia, United Kingdom

Paul Lennon - IB Diploma Coordinator
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Languages: English
University:
BEd from De Montfort University, Physical Education and English
Years of Experience: 21 years
Worked in: Italy, Malawi, Russia, United Kingdom

Jennifer Loria - Secondary School Drama
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and Spanish
University:
BA from Westmont College, Communication Studies
MS from State University of New York, Buffalo, Education
Years of Experience: 21 years
Worked in: China, Colombia, Indonesia, Qatar, and United States

Michael Loria - Middle School Science
Citizenship: Mexico and United States
Languages: English and Spanish
University:
BA from University of Houston, Journalism
M.Ed. from State University of New York, Buffalo
Years of Experience: 19 years
Worked in: China, Colombia, Indonesia, Qatar, and United States

Johannes Nelson - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English, German, Italian, and Spanish
University:
BA from Colorado College, English
Years of Experience: 5 years
Worked in: Lebanon, Switzerland, United States, and Venezuela

Rik Nijenhuis - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Netherlands
Languages: Dutch, English, and Spanish
University:
Master of Law, University of Groningen, Law
Years of Experience: 12
Worked in: Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and United States

Samantha Nijenhuis - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: Dutch, English, and Spanish
University:
BA from Grand Valley State University, International Relations and Social Studies
M.Ed. from Endicott College, International Education (ESL)
Years of Experience: 9 years
Worked in: Korea, Switzerland, and United States

Erin O’Rielly - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and French
University:
BA from University of Connecticut, French and International Relations
MA from New York University, Paris, French Language/Teaching French as a Foreign Language
Years of Experience: 11 years
Worked in: France and United States

Maureen Okoth-Ogola - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Uganda
Languages: English
University:
BA from Pennsylvania State University, Journalism and Minor of International Studies
M.Ed. from Shippensburg University, Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
Years of Experience: 2 years
Worked in: United States

Anna Rabin - Middle School Social Studies
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English, French, and Spanish
University:
BA from University of Wisconsin, History and Women’s Studies
M.Ed from George Mason University, International Education
Years of Experience: 13 years
Worked in: France and United States

Elise Radcliff - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BA from Meredith College, Psychology
Years of Experience: 11 years
Worked in: Tunisia and United States

Aviam Soudack - 
Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English
University:
BS from University of British Columbia, Integrated Biology
B.Ed. from University of British Columbia, Technology and Critical Thinking
M.Ed from Framingham State University, International Education
Years of Experience: 10 years
Worked in: Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, South Korea

Clay Tan - Secondary School Music Teacher
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English
University:
BA from University of Guelph, Music
B.Ed from University of Toronto, Education
M.Ed from The College of New Jersey, Education
Years of Experience: 22 years
Worked in: Canada, Singapore, Venezuela

Barbara Workman-Tan - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English
University:
BA and B.Ed from Queen’s University, Education
M.Ed from The College of New Jersey, Education
Years of Experience: 25 years
Worked in: Canada, Columbia, Singapore, Venezuela

___________________________________________

Chers Parents,

Nous nous étions fixés deux objectifs pour le recrutement de cette année.
Le premier objectif consistait à améliorer la qualité des recrues, le deuxième à prolonger la durée de leur séjour a ISD.
Pour ce qui est de l’amélioration de la qualité des nouvelles recrues, nous avons juge utile de commencer à recruter plus tôt que d’habitude. Ainsi avec l’aval du Conseil Scolaire, nous avons propose un bonus de 1 000 dollars aux enseignants qui nous aviseraient au plus tard a la mi-octobre, de leur intention de quitter ISD. Quinze enseignants ont bénéficié de cette offre, ce qui nous a permis de commencer à recruter deux mois plus tôt que par le passé. Cela nous a permis d'accéder au réserve de candidats qui n'auraient pas démissionne de leur poste actuel a moins d’avoir un contrat définitif dans une nouvelle école. Nous avons ainsi embauché 10 enseignants en début décembre, la date limite normale a laquelle les enseignants doivent démissionner de leurs écoles actuelles.

Pour notre deuxième objectif, nous nous sommes concentrés sur le recrutement de couples, en particulier les couples avec des enfants en âge d’aller à l’école.
Les recherches montrent que ces derniers restent le plus longtemps dans les écoles, suivis des couples sans enfants, puis des hommes célibataires. Les femmes célibataires restent le moins longtemps.
Ainsi douze de nos nouveaux employés ont des enfants d'âge scolaire et seuls quatre d’entre eux sont célibataires.

Nos avons privilégie les critères suivants lors du recrutement des nouveaux enseignants : être titulaire d’un diplôme de maîtrise, avoir au moins cinq ans d'expérience dans l’enseignement, avoir travaillé ou vécu à l'étranger.
Le tableau ci-dessous montre le pourcentage des nouvelles recrues qui ont réuni soit trois, deux, ou un seul des critères cibles, ceci sur les trois dernières saisons de recrutement.

Pourcentage des nouvelles recrues réunissant les principaux critères.

Première année scolaire a ISD

Trois

Deux

Un

2015 - 2016

38%

43%

19%

2016 - 2017

58%

25%

17%

2017 - 2018

71%

25%

4%

Bien que recruter des enseignants qui réunissent ces trois critères ne nous garantisse pas que ce seront les candidats adéquats pour notre communauté, cela augmente cependant nos chances.
Voici un bref résumé de toutes nos nouvelles embauches pour 2017.



2017-2018 New Hires

Lorne Bird - Secondary School Principal
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English, French, Romanian
University: 
BA from University of Victoria, Economics
BEd from University of Victoria, Education
MA from University of Bath, Educational Leadership
Ed.D from University of Bath, Educational Leadership (pending)
Years of Experience: 14 years in administration, 21 years overall in education
Worked in: Korea, Romania, and Venezuela

Cedric Briand - Elementary French
Citizenship: France
Languages: English, French
University: MA from Institute Polytechnique Lasalle Beauvais
Years of Experience: 7 years
Worked in: France and United States

Randy Brown - High School Physics
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and French
University: 
BS from University of Vermont, Civil Engineering
M.Ed. from Harvard University, Math/Science Education
Years of Experience: 15 years
Worked in: Mali and United States

Evelyn Chang - Early Childhood Integrated Arts
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and Mandarin
University:
BS from New York University, Marketing, Entertainment Media and Technology/Communications
MS from City College of New York, Childhood Education
Years of Experience: 11 years
Worked in: South Africa, Thailand, and United States

Caitlin Dwyer - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
B.ed. from Salve Regina University, Elementary/Mild to Moderate Special Education
Years of Experience: 5 years
Worked in: United States

Cindy Farley - High School Support Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BA from Cleveland State University, English
MS from Troy University, Educational Leadership
Years of Experience: 29 years
Worked in: China, Indonesia, South Korea, and United States

Randy Farley - Middle School Social Studies
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BS. from Cleveland State University, Education
MA from Cleveland State University, Curriculum and Instruction
BA from University of North Carolina, History
Years of Experience: 24 years
Worked in: China, Indonesia, South Korea, and United States

Shandra Hall - Elementary Counselor
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BA from Winthrop University, Psychology
M.ed. from Winthrop University, Counseling & Development
Years of Experience: 10 years
Worked in: United States

Nevdon Jamgochian - IB Art/High School English
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and Indonesian
University:
BA from University of Washington, History/Geography
MIT from Seattle University, Teaching
MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, Painting
Years of Experience: 15 years
Worked in: Germany, India, Thailand, and United States

Ann Salter Jarrett - Middle School English
Citizenship: Canada
Languages:English, French, and Spanish
University:
Bachelor’s of Social Sciences from University of Ottawa, History & Political Science
Graduate Diploma in Teaching from University of Otago, Secondary Education
M.Ed. from Lakehead University, Social Justice Education
Years of Experience: 4 years
Worked in: Afghanistan, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, and New Zealand

Katie Lennon - Secondary School Physical Education
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Languages: English 
University: BEd from De Montfort University, Physical Education and Art
Years of Experience: 19 years
Worked in: Italy, Malawi, Russia, United Kingdom

Paul Lennon - IB Diploma Coordinator
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Languages: English
University:
BEd from De Montfort University, Physical Education and English
Years of Experience: 21 years
Worked in: Italy, Malawi, Russia, United Kingdom

Jennifer Loria - Secondary School Drama
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and Spanish
University:
BA from Westmont College, Communication Studies
MS from State University of New York, Buffalo, Education
Years of Experience: 21 years
Worked in: China, Colombia, Indonesia, Qatar, and United States

Michael Loria - Middle School Science
Citizenship: Mexico and United States
Languages: English and Spanish
University:
BA from University of Houston, Journalism
M.Ed. from State University of New York, Buffalo
Years of Experience: 19 years
Worked in: China, Colombia, Indonesia, Qatar, and United States

Johannes Nelson - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English, German, Italian, and Spanish
University:
BA from Colorado College, English
Years of Experience: 5 years
Worked in: Lebanon, Switzerland, United States, and Venezuela

Rik Nijenhuis - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Netherlands
Languages: Dutch, English, and Spanish
University:
Master of Law, University of Groningen, Law
Years of Experience: 12
Worked in: Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and United States

Samantha Nijenhuis - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: Dutch, English, and Spanish
University:
BA from Grand Valley State University, International Relations and Social Studies
M.Ed. from Endicott College, International Education (ESL)
Years of Experience: 9 years
Worked in: Korea, Switzerland, and United States

Erin O’Rielly - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English and French
University:
BA from University of Connecticut, French and International Relations
MA from New York University, Paris, French Language/Teaching French as a Foreign Language
Years of Experience: 11 years
Worked in: France and United States

Maureen Okoth-Ogola - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Uganda
Languages: English
University:
BA from Pennsylvania State University, Journalism and Minor of International Studies
M.Ed. from Shippensburg University, Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
Years of Experience: 2 years
Worked in: United States

Anna Rabin - Middle School Social Studies
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English, French, and Spanish
University:
BA from University of Wisconsin, History and Women’s Studies
M.Ed from George Mason University, International Education
Years of Experience: 13 years
Worked in: France and United States

Elise Radcliff - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English
University:
BA from Meredith College, Psychology
Years of Experience: 11 years
Worked in: Tunisia and United States

Aviam Soudack - 
Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English
University:
BS from University of British Columbia, Integrated Biology
B.Ed. from University of British Columbia, Technology and Critical Thinking
M.Ed from Framingham State University, International Education
Years of Experience: 10 years
Worked in: Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, South Korea

Clay Tan - Secondary School Music Teacher
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English
University:
BA from University of Guelph, Music
B.Ed from University of Toronto, Education
M.Ed from The College of New Jersey, Education
Years of Experience: 22 years
Worked in: Canada, Singapore, Venezuela

Barbara Workman-Tan - Elementary School Teacher
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages: English
University:
BA and B.Ed from Queen’s University, Education
M.Ed from The College of New Jersey, Education
Years of Experience: 25 years
Worked in: Canada, Columbia, Singapore, Venezuela

Alan Knobloch

Director
International School of Dakar
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