The American International School (AIS), Hong Kong has formally commenced a search for a new Head of School. The successful candidate will assume responsibilities in mid-July 2019, in preparation for the start of the new academic year in August 2019.
Having served AIS for the past 19 years, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the wonderful community of students, teachers, families and friends for your hard work and dedication to making AIS a school we are truly proud of. Indeed, I feel incredibly privileged to have been part of the journey that AIS has been on for the past 32 years.
AIS is a unique and special community, unified by a shared commitment to our founding values of Justice, Knowledge and Love. The educational program we deliver today is broad, inclusive, solid and strong. We are staffed by a wonderfully talented and dedicated faculty, who care deeply about our students and thrive in their roles as instructors, mentors, and coaches. AIS students share a genuine sense of care and compassion for each other. They are talented, inquisitive, and confident about their futures. Our graduates shine. AIS families genuinely care about our school and believe in the educational experiences we seek to deliver. They are truly supportive and demonstrate that trust in many ways. That is the powerful legacy we have at AIS, and one that we seek to build upon every day.
Our responsibility now, is to bring in a new Head of School who has the experience, talent and humility to take the lead and confidently guide the AIS community on the next stage of its journey. The new Head of School will be in place for the beginning of the next academic year.
We have a very established governance structure supported by a highly talented leadership team. There are clear policies and procedures in place, as well as effective systems to support our operations and decision-making. Most importantly we share a strong, collaborative culture across the school. These are key elements in the culture of our organization.
This is a wonderful opportunity, and I am certain we will have many candidates excited by the work we are doing. Our Future Framework is a clear reference point for our whole community as we continue to build and strengthen the quality of the programs we offer. We remain excited about the journey ahead and the wonderful possibilities our school offers.
Our search will be international in scope, enabling us to consider outstanding candidates from around the world. We have a clear and robust process that will ensure candidates of the highest calibre have all the information they need. During the process we will involve teachers, students and parents to ensure the candidates gain a deeper understanding of our community.
It is an exciting time for the AIS community, and I look forward to keeping everyone informed of our progress over the coming weeks and months.
Mr. Cameron Fox
Head of School