Head of School

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Chris Quinn joins us after a successful period as Principal at an IB world school in SIngapore, he led the school through multiple accreditations and the growth of the final year levels of the school ensuring that their first cohort graduated despite living through a pandemic.  During his time the school expanded its physical footprint as well as a vast increase in student numbers, Chris attributes this to ensuring that students and parents all feel like engaged members of the community.

Chris has been an educator for over 16 years, holds a Masters in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University and an NPQH. Born and raised in the Northwest of England, Chris spent most of his formative years in that area before attending Gordonstoun School in Scotland as a scholarship student. During his time as a Duke of Edinburgh Gold participant, Chris had his first teaching experience in Tanzania, teaching English to local school children.

Upon completing his mathematics teacher training, Chris worked his way up through schools in the Manchester area, initially teaching mathematics to students aged 11 to18, and later holding the positions of faculty team leader and vice principal of a newly opened school focused on STEM education.

 

In his first international role, Chris was appointed as Director of Teaching and Learning at St. Andrews International School in the Bahamas.   During his time at St. Andrews International School, he taught IB diploma mathematics at the standard level and higher level.  Chris moved on to become an MYP curriculum coordinator at an IB World School in California, also ensuring to bring the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award with him, to come full circle.

Chris is currently a member of accreditation teams for CIS, WASC and NEASC.