My teaching journey began at a boarding school in Scotland, where I also ran the Coastguard Service and gained rich experience of pastoral care. My wife and I then moved to Switzerland where I became Housemaster of a boarding house. While there, I learnt much about the CIS accreditation process as an evaluator of other schools and we welcomed the arrival of our two sons, who are now both students at SISD.
Thorough and wide-reaching studies have proven that high quality relationships have a correspondingly powerful positive impact on student learning. To that end, I work hard to ensure that all members of the community – students, parents, teachers and leaders – understand each other and seek to overcome challenges together.