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Brian Johnson 4/30 (report 3)
Canadian International School of Egypt
International School Turin Italy 4/30 evaluation 16
School is quite a distance out of Turin and not close to anything in particular, including public transport…
International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 4/30 evaluation 19 
Contracts, including teachers, have clauses relating to defamation of the school and moral character…
International School Uganda 4/29 evaluation 6
Main issue is salary versus cost of living. The Pay As You Earn tax of 30% equates to about 1000 USD…
Berlin Brandenburg International School Germany 4/29 evaluation 3 
BBIS does benefit from being “in” Berlin and many people are attracted to place because of this…
Al Maha & Al Jazeera Academy 4/29 evaluation 11
Open letter to management of Al Maha Schools, Al Jazeera Academy, Tallum and Mr. Ghanem Al Saad…
British School in Baku Azerbaijan 4/28 evaluation 8
One of the worst things for ex-pats is the issue of visas….
Keystone International School Turkey 4/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai American School Puxi Campus 4/28 evaluation 24
The WASC visiting accreditation committee’s report issued on April 17, 2014…
Sekolah Nusa Alam evaluation 4/25 evaluation 3
You don’t move to the school for wage, but the location is stunning. Close to the beach in such a stunning…
German European School Singapore 4/25 evaluation 4 
Management is approachable and do their best to support staff although they are pretty stretched…
Sascha Heckman 4/24 (report 5)
Shanghai American School Puxi China
Al Tarbia Al Islamia School Saudi Arabia 4/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Maya de Guatemala 4/24 evaluation 12
Director tries to keep the board working on overall policy and lets us do our jobs…
Seri Omega Private & International School Malaysia 4/24 evaluation 4 
No resources provided, must provide own computer, own printer, own printer paper… 
Andy Slavin 4/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Green School Bali Indonesia
Garden International School Malaysia 4/23 evaluation 3 
School fees massively increased, but small salary increase swallowed up by lowered benefits elsewhere…
Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 4/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Vietnam 4/23 evaluation 3
I just didn’t feel right about how they treated their Vietnamese staff there and I had to leave after…
Busan Foreign School Korea 4/22 evaluation 13
Sschool has refreshingly new attitude & a very positive one. I am proud to say that I have been a part of…
American International School Kingston Jamaica 4/22 evaluation 11 
People should consider carefully all sides to a story before casting a final verdict…
Stonehill International school India 4/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Ain English Speaking School UAE 4/21 evaluation 4 
Well organized British curriculum with strong focus on academics resulting in extremely high results…
Sekolah Ciputra Indonesia 4/21 evaluation 10
As somebody who’s taught at this school for the last 6 years, I think that I can offer a bigger picture…
Nansha College Preparatory Academy China 4/21 evaluation 4 
Students struggling to write sentences told they must take AP English as well as AP social studies…
Yanbu International School Saudi Arabia 4/21 evaluation 2 
School preparing to close in 2015-2016 school yea due to lack of agreement with the local government…
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 4/21 evaluation 19
Dr. Cheska’s door is always open. am sure he gets tired of babysitting teachers who haven’t matured…
Terry Gamble 4/17 (report 2)
American School Warsaw Poland
American International School Libreville Gabon 4/17
Experiences in Gabon were unlike any I’ve had in Africa. People often beyond unfriendly & at times hostile…
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 4/17 evaluation 18
Dr. Cheska himself is one of the most interesting administrators I have worked for…
English Academy Kuwait 4/16 evaluation 24
If you’re older with an opinion forget it…
American School Warsaw Poland 4/16 evaluation 9
I advise you talk to a current staff member in the relevant division to gage the atmosphere…
Atlantic International Schools Russia 4/16 evaluation 10 
I have been banned from Russia for 5 years thanks to Atlantic…
Terry Gamble 4/14 First time reviewed on ISR
American School Warsaw Poland
Dwayne Lehman 4/14 (report 2)
American International School Libreville Gabon
George Washington Academy Morocco 4/14 evaluation 5
Beautiful school facility, with a wonderful community of co-workers and dedicated administration…
Mary Russman 4/11 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Latvia, Latvia
International School Moshi Tanzania 4/11 evaluation 5
A great place to live, pay is ok not fantastic but the experience is worth more than money…
American School Barcelona Spain 4/11 evaluation 6
I loved my five years in this school. ASB has done an amazing job of growing and catching up…
American School Warsaw Poland 4/11 evaluation 7
Previous admin a least made an attempt to create the illusion you really had a say in decisions that…
Brian Matthews 4/9 (report 17)
American International School Saudi Arabia
Diana Emmond 4/9 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School of Abuja Negeria
Woodstock International School India 4/9 First time reviewed on ISR 
Dwayne Lehman 4/7 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Libreville Gabon
Westhill Institute Mexico 4/8 evaluation 10 
Ok, well to be honest…
Dipont Education China 4/8 evaluation 16
Dipont Education Management Group is NOT an employer. Contrary to the wording of the contract...
Harare International School Zimbabwe 4/8 evaluation 12
One day you feel right at home, whilst the next you are looking for other jobs….
Singapore American School Singapore 4/7 evaluation 10
I remember being in awe of the admin, direct supervisors, level of professionalism of colleagues…
St. Timothy’s School Maryland USA 4/7 evaluation 2 
The only advantages to working at STT are beautiful surroundings & the wonderful girls that you will teach…
American Academy for Girls Kuwait 4/7 evaluation 7 
“Enhanced” period is for additional instruction but students usually come to negotiate grades…
British School Alexandria Egypt 4/7 evaluation 2 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Aamby India 4/4 evaluation 14
Staff have not been paid their salaries this month… 
Al Maha Academy for Girls 4/4 evaluation 10 
This is a school in crisis…
British School Bahrain 4/4 evaluation 3
The country is corrupt & dangerous with regular battles between police & protesters…
Queen’s College Nassau Bahamas 4/3 evaluation 2
My own case is interesting; having decided that I would not continue beyond the end of the first year…
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 4/3 evaluation 3 
I can recommend it for married couples or older mature people…
Mark Redlich 4/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Yokohama International School Japan
Al Khor International School Qatar 4/2 evaluation 43
A venomous fog envelopes certain sectors of the school. In others, teachers hack & slash bravely through…
Seri Omega Private & International School Malaysia 4/2 evaluation 3 
School has a near 100% local population. This means total ESL environment…
Shanghai American School Shanghai China 4/2 evaluation 23 
Overall I have been happy here. Shanghai is interesting, people are friendly, traveling has been wonderful….
Brian Johnson 4/1 (report 2)
Canadian International School of Egypt
Ishan Dogrimaci International School Erbil Iraq 4/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Hong Kong 4/1 evaluation 8 
Teachers & parents confused and wondering what will happen to this school that used to be so great…
Unity High School Khartoum Sudan 4/1 evaluation 5
School does have strong community support despite being a Christian school in a strict Muslim country…
Hillcrest International School Nairobi Kenya 4/1 First time reviewed on ISR  
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