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New School Reviews

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 12/31 review 11
Overall it is a positive place to work… [686 words]

• Modern English School Egypt 12/31 review 33
Gearing up to hire another 100 teachers… [107 words]

• International School Singapore 12/31 review 12
A true IB school with a strong Service Action/CAS program… [665 words]

• Santiago College Chile 12/28 review 2
Best part about working here was my fellow teachers… [668 words]

• British School Rio de Janeiro Brazil 12/28 review 2
The school is well resourced and the facilities are clean… [196 words]

• Nahda Academy Saudi Arabia 12/28 review 3
I am a parent of a child at this school & I am totally dismayed… [372 words]

• HeadStart International School Thailand 12/27 First time reviewed on ISR [591 words]

• Swiss International Scientific School Dubai UAE 12/27 First time reviewed on ISR [164 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 12/27 review 10
Most people leave and never look back, myself among them… [2,794 words]

• Canadian International School Hong Kong 12/26 review 12
Pleased that I have had the opportunity to work and live here… [541 words]

• Greengates School Mexico 12/26 reviews 35
Took care of my visa and helped me with banking issues.. [121 words]

• Nile Valley School Sudan 12/26 review 8
There is Zero PD and resources are scarce… [255 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 12/26 review 22
Organized with the priority to make profit for the owners… [468 words]

• Clifford School Panyu China 12/21 review 14
Best described as a business rather than a school… [224 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 12/21 review 7
The school is parent focused… [1,517 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 12/21 review 23
We, the long serving staff have experienced the rapid decline… [348 words]

• Utahloy International School Zeng Cheng China 12/21 review 12
You will get exactly what you are promised, with ethical admin… [329 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 12/20 review 12
Fantastic package! You hit the ground running… [1,042 words]

• Regent School Abuja Nigeria 12/20 review 3
Everyone seems to be working in fear… [238 words]

• Al Khor International School Qatar 12/20 review 66
Review relates entirely to the recruitment process… [253 words]

• Gulf English School Kuwait 12/20 review 42
Job description and contract constantly change… [142 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 12/20 review 4
My experience so far has been quite rewarding… [469 words]

• International British School Kuwait 12/20 review 15
Very Disappointed Parent… [137 words]

• Taipei European School Taiwan 12/19 review 14
Get a job here if you can, as the good outweighs the bad… [400 words]

• K International School Tokyo Japan 12/19 review 23
I’ve developed professionally, my skills have improved… [1,520 words]

• Udon Thani International School Thailand 12/19 review 2
One of the most dysfunctional places i have ever worked… [376 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 12/19 review 20
Big space and improvements being made yearly… [218 words]

• British School Kathmandu Nepal 12/19 review 16
Career-wise, three years at TBS did wonders for my CV… [1,606 words]

• International Maarif Schools Erbil Iraq 12/18 First time reviewed on ISR [267 words]

• Australian International School Sharjah UAE 12/18 review 14
Admin considerations take precedence over IB pedagogy… [310 words]

• Tsinglan School China 12/18 review 2
It is an exciting time to be at Tsinglan… [483 words]

• Suzhou Singapore International School China 12/18 review 62
Altogether merely a starter school… [145 words]

• Embassy International School Krakow Poland 12/17 First time reviewed on ISR [58 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 12/17 review 3
We have a chance to create something very worthwhile… [52 words]

• ISA International School Guangzhou China 12/17 review 11
The schools’ only apparent concern is money… [1,197 words]

• Greengates School Mexico City Mexico 12/17 review 34
City is worth experiencing, but don’t make this your first choice… [471 words]

• Marlborough College Malaysia 12/14 review 2
Class sizes are quite large, there are no interactive boards… [90 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 12/14 review 12
I’ve never been treated so poorly by a company or school… [135 words]

• Shanghai American School China 12/14 review 35
Giving up one day of the weekend is now an absolute expectation… [71 words]

• Kang Chiao International School China 12/13 review 8
Departments lack a complete, coherent curriculum… [481 words]

• American School of Yaounde Cameroon 12/13 review 15 Rubric Only

• Think International School Hong Kong 12/13 review 3
Students leaving by the bus load… [67 words]

• ISA International School Guangzhou China 12/12 review 10
Lack of supplies, unorthodox procedures & processes… [366 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 12/12 review 17
A business, so no emphasis is placed on quality learning… [86 words]

• Tsai Hsing Private School Taiwan 12/12 review 2
There are some serious drawbacks to working at this school… [412 words]

• Taipei European School Taiwan 12/11 review 13
Good & improving, with a solid savings potential… [1,225 words]

• American School Foundation Mexico City Mexico 12/11 review 25
I love living in Mexico City, & am happy with my role in the school… [169 words]

• Colegio Anglo Colombiano 12/11 review 12
Teachers get paid in pesos, & have effectively taken a pay cut… [308 words]

• International British School Kuwait 12/11 review 14
Salaries in Kuwait have stagnated while prices have risen… [373 words]

• American School Antananarivo Madagascar 12/10 review 7
A little gem with the most amazing students… [237 words]

• UCSI International School Malaysia 12/10 review 11
The housing allowance is not enough to pay the rent… [595 words]

• Nile Valley School Sudan 12/10 review 7
Khartoum is dangerous and dull… [266 words]

• American School El Salvador 12/10 review 3
A school that, while frustrating at times, has their stuff together… [586 words]

• Al Rabeeh Academy UAE 12/7 First time reviewed on ISR [406 words]

• Maplewood International School 12/7 First time reviewed on ISR [1,449 words]

• Seoul Foreign School Korea 12/7 review 15
A crumbling facade of what once was, a truly great school… [145 words]

• Mercedes Benz International School India 12/7 review 7
I feel that this school will go from good to great… [285 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 12/6 review 2
After a mere 14 wks severe cracks in their image are appearing… [106 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore India 12/6 review 12
I have just decided to sign on at CIS for another year… [103 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 12/6 review 6
Teacher satisfaction is at a low… [551 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 12/6 review 7
Students are pretty good, new behavior initiatives this year… [256 words]

• Quality Schools International Dili East Timor 12/5 review 2
This is by far the best teaching job I have ever had… [479 words]

• Busan Foreign School Korea 12/5 review 16
The package is unacceptable, yet we all accepted it… [564 words]

• Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 12/5 review 11
I could only hesitantly recommend working at any QF school… [784 words]

• American School Antananarivo Madagascar 12/5 review 6
The community is warm and the students a delight… [147 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 12/4 review 24
Never a penny spent to make the school a better place… [1,748 words]

• Utahloy International School Zeng Cheng China 12/4 review 11
What was once a paradise is now a construction site… [364 words]

• International School Dusseldorf Germany 12/4 review 8
The timetable expectations can be overwhelming… [261 words]

• Apple Tree International Kindergarten Thailand 12/3 First time reviewed on ISR [963 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 12/3 First time reviewed on ISR [553 words]

• Walworth Barbour American International School Israel 12/3 review 17
WBAIS is a school with considerable potential, however… [339 words]

• United Nations International School (UNIS) Vietnam 12/3 review 8
My experience working there was good if a bit tense… [526 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 12/3 review 22
I’d never have imagined the decline in standards & student numbers… [499 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Daryl Imanishi 12/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kaohsiung American School Taiwan

• Nicola Singleton 12/31 (Director Report 3)
Modern English School Egypt

• Catherine Erpen 12/28 (Principal Report 5)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Brian Lettinga 12/28 (Principal Report 2)
Walworth Barbour American International School Israel

• Gregory Hedger 12/27 (Director Report 3)
Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela

• Dale Taylor 12/27 (Director Report 3)
SEV American College Turkey

• Leo Thompson 12/27 (Principal Report 2)
Al Batinah International School Oman

• Jennifer Sharples 12/26 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Nile Valley School Sudan

• Riaan Diedericks 12/21 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School of Warsaw Poland

• David Falconer 12/21 (Principal Report 6)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Yasir Patel 12/19 (Director Report 8)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• David Harrold 12/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kuwait Bilingual School Kuwait

• Janice Dennis 12/18 (Principal Report 2)
Kuwait Bilingual School Kuwait

• Kevin Brawn 12/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Dubai UAE

• Jake Dibbert 12/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Dubai UAE

• Liam Hammer 12/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Albanian College Durres Albania

• John Arunski 12/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Albanian College Durres Albania

• Rachel MacKinnon 12/14 (Principal Report 2)
Albanian College Durres Albania

• Beccy Fox 12/14 (Principal Report 2)
Canggu Community School Bali Indonesia

• Lily Choy 12/13 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Think International School Hong Kong

• Bobby Burns 12/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Think International School Hong Kong

• David Stephens 12/13 (Principal Report 2)
Excelsior International School Malaysia

• Odette Pretty 12/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Sharon Canadine 12/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Evan Hunt 12/12 (Director Report 5)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Eileen Quigley 12/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

St. Joseph’s Institution International Malaysia

• Kate Dutton 12/11 (Director Report 2)
Think International School Hong Kong

• Charley King 12/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Brookes Moscow Russia

• David Toze 12/10 (Director Report 9)
International School Manila Philippines

• Alison Lamb 12/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Al Rabeeh Academy UAE

• Wes Neumeier 12/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Maplewood International School UAE

• Eileen Niedermann 12/7 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Mercedes Benz International School India

• Stephen Razidlo 12/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Vienna Austria

• Cameron Fox 12/6 (Director Report 3)
American International School Hong Kong

• Steven McCambridge 12/6 (Director Report 3)
Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia

• Kristen Applegate 12/5 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE) Thailand

• John Randolph 12/5 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Casablanca American School Morocco

• Rob Khan 12/5 (Principal Report 3)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Simon Head 12/4 (Director Report 3)
International School Dusseldorf Germany

• Terry Swain 12/4 (Principal Report 2)
Fukuoka International School Japan

• Brian Lettinga 12/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Walworth Barbour American International School Israel

• Mike Downs 12/3 (Director Report 5)
Walworth Barbour American International School Israel

• Mike Downs 12/3 (Director Report 6)
Walworth Barbour American International School Israel

• Robin Schneider 12/3 (Director Report 3)
Fukuoka International School Japan

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