Facilitator: Simon Gillespie
Course: PTC - Creating an Effective School
Date: 27 June - 3 July 2017
Simon Gillespie is the Superintendent at The American School of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Simon began teaching Elementary School in Canada and then moved to Dresden International School becoming the Primary School Principal developing his understanding and support for an inquiry based integrated learning model with a diverse community of learners. Simon then moved on to International School Manila as the Elementary Principal and then Middle School Principal. At ISM Simon worked as a member of a team involved in creating a school wide curriculum framework aligning subject areas with trans-disciplinary skills in a conceptual based unit approach. Simon is currently working on his doctoral dissertation on the topic of inclusion in International Schools and is a design support team member of the Next Frontier Inclusion organization focusing on the development of Inclusive International Schools. Simon has been involved with the Common Ground Collaborative as a workshop leader and was the recipient of the 2014 National Distinguished Principal award representing the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools.