Patrick Hurworth Head of School, International School of Beijing
Hurworth, a dual citizen of the UK and the US, brings to ISB a rich and diverse background in international education, with extensive experience and expertise in leadership, curriculum development, and administration.
Jade Kersey Principal, Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School (MLFNS-D)
Jade Kersey hails from Vernon, British Columbia Canada and is currently the Principal and Head of School at Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School in Dalian. He is a graduate of Brown University where he majored in Organizational Management, and was a 4 year letter-winner for the men’s varsity ice hockey team. He completed his Master of Arts in Teaching in 2002 at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. The Kersey family is fully represented at Maple Leaf with his wife Jacalyn (Deputy Superintendent), son Adam (Teacher MLIS), and daughter Maryn (student MLFNS).
Jade Kersey – Principal & Head of School, Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School - Dalian B.A. - Brown University, Providence, RI, USA - 1999 M.A.T. – Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, USA – 2002 PDP – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada – 2008 10 years in British Columbia public education system 3rd year in Dalian Blair Lee Head of School, Dalian American International School
Dr. Blair Lee is a versatile, dedicated, and student-focused professional with 25 years of experience in school administration including IB-Diploma, MYP, PYP, Common Core, English National Curriculum, IGCSE, and Advanced Placement. Throughout his career, he has successfully created supportive learning communities by developing a positive school culture, mentoring and coaching teachers, and implementing instructional and data-based assessment tools that help students find success. His previous international experience includes positions at the American International School of Kuwait, Mount Zaagham International School and Seoul Foreign School. He is currently the Head of School at Dalian American International School located in North East China. Blair holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Regina, Canada and a B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is married and has two teenage sons.
Greg Smith Vice President, Asia Pacific, International Schools Services (non-profit organization) Greg Smith Vice President, Asia Pacific, International Schools Services (non-profit organization) https://www.iss.edu
Greg Smith, is the Head of School at Shekou International School and Vice President of ISS Asia Pacific. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the establishment and management of schools through China and South East Asia. Greg is originally from Western Australia where he was a teacher, a principal, a curriculum advisor and superintendent. He considers himself fortunate to have held senior administrative roles in schools in Beijing and Vientiane prior to returning to China and Shenzhen in 2018. His two children have graduated from international schools and his wife has been an international educator, so his family’s commitment and connection to education is strong. He is particularly interested in building networks between schools and communities so that learning is relevant and prepares students for the word they will inherit.