November Additions To ISR

Full List of Reviewed Schools
October 2019

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New School Reviews

• Confucius International School China 11/21 review 12
A school where you test, test, test and don’t teach… [219 words]

• Carol Morgan School Dominican Republic 11/21 review 20
Admin & parents respect & defer to teacher judgement… [1,959 words]

• American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 11/21 review 26
Fired for things that had NOTHING to do with my actual teaching… [1,362 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 11/21 review 10
School that is lagging behind in so many of the basic standards… [1,049 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 11/21 review 11
The package is good, but… [1,063 words]

• Traill International School Thailand 11/20 review 4
This school has seen some great teachers come and go… [187 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 11/20 review 30
If you find yourself nearly signing with this school, don’t… [2,566 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 11/20 review 2
Report 1, is true to some degree… [104 words]

• Beijing International Singaporean School China 11/20 review 23
Your list of duties will grow on a weekly basis… [39 words]

• RDF International School China 11/20 review 9
Lack of electives & class sizes has been an issue every year… [207 words]

• Yew Chung International School Shanghai China 11/20 review 41
Change of admin has resulted in a negative change in direction… [342 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 11/19 review 47
There are better options in Beijing if that is where you want to be… [590 words]

• English School Kyrenia Cyprus 11/19 review 5
Whilst we enjoyed our time, three years was enough to commit… [537 words]

• American Schools Angola 11/19 review 8
There is nothing positive I can say about this school… [445 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 11/19 review 12
Do your time, don’t say too much & use it as a stepping stone… [174 words]

• British School Tokyo Japan 11/18 First time reviewed on ISR [1,166 words]

• Wellington College International China 11/18 review 11
My experience has been a 99% positive one… [357 words]

• American School of Yaounde Cameroon 11/18 review 20
Balance between getting support & having professional freedom… [450 words]

• GRESOL International-American School Spain 11/15 First time reviewed on ISR [514 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 11/15 First time reviewed on ISR [671 words]

• Wellington College International China 11/15 review 10
The package as a whole was good… [400 words]

• Little Urban Center China 11/14 First time reviewed on ISR [193 words]

• Sunway International School Malaysia 11/14 review 6
I will forever hold every other school up to this school… [266 words]

• Peninsula International School Malaysia 11/14 review 2
I will be so relieved to end my contract & leave this place… [489 words]

• Atlanta International School USA 11/13 review 7
School has incredible issues at this point in time… [483 words]

• Al Batinah International School Oman 11/13 review 3
Sign the contract knowing that your personal time is not valued… [601 words]

• Academia Britanica Cuscatleca El Salvador 11/12 review 4
Focused upon appearance and lacking in substance… [668 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 11/12 review 23
The visa saga seems to continue without fail… [389 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 11/12 review 25
How can you work here when you could be a target at any time?… [891 words]

• Yew Chung International School Shanghai China 11/12 review 40
Come, get your experience & training but don’t stay… [154 words]

• Beijing International School BISS China 11/12 review 22
Very unorganized and not much support to help new IB teachers… [103 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 11/11 review 10
This is a for profit school and it is very much FOR PROFIT!… [479 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 11/11 review 25
Run by a family that obviously sees the school as just a business… [191 words]

• HeadStart International School Thailand 11/11 review 4
SHOULD be an ideal place to work, however it isn’t!… [223 words]

• American Academy for Girls Kuwait 11/11 review 15
This place is insane & brings back horrible feeling & memories… [582 words]

• United World College ISAK Japan 11/8 review 5
I wish the school was not a mirror of the world… [174 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 11/8 review 17
On a group chat I was made aware of a review that I think is unfair… [209 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 11/8 review 9
Think twice when applying for a job here… [702 words]

• Nexus International School Singapore 11/8 review 7
The whole idea of Nexus is all a bit fake & over-marketed… [260 words]

• E. M. Primakov Gymnasium Russia 11/7 First time reviewed on ISR [212 words]

• International School Bremen Germany 11/7 First time reviewed on ISR [511 words]

• Misk Schools Saudi Arabia 11/7 First time reviewed on ISR [588 words]

• Canggu Community School Bali Indonesia 11/7 review 7
My years working here were some of my best years in teaching… [803 words]

• United Nations International School Vietnam 11/6 review 10
This school’s reputation is very much smoke & mirrors… [603 words]

• American School Warsaw Poland 11/6 review 15
Too much oversight & micro-management of staff… [430 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 11/6 review 2
There isn’t a lot of happiness in the hallways… [416 words]

• Shanghai American School Pudong China 11/6 review 38
I’m glad to be moving on, but appreciate the time I have had… [401 words]

• Dulwich College Beijing China 11/5 review 7
If you enjoy being pompous, then this is the school for you… [2,058 words]

• Kazakhstan International School Kazakstan 11/5 review 9
Can make you doubt your professionalism & career choice… [297 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 11/5 review 22
The school itself is a work in progress, as schools should be… [306 words]

• Daystar Academy China 11/5 review 11
Daystar was really good for me. I got a lot out of it & I’d do it again… [645 words]

• MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 11/5 review 20
THE worst teaching experience of my life!… [1,079 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 11/5 review 24
Pay is so low that many teachers earn extra money by tutoring… [1,011 words]

• Peninsula International School Malaysia 11/4 First time reviewed on ISR [509 words]

• British Columbia International School Thailand 11/4 review 4
Classic nepotism affects this school as most Thai staff are related… [96 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 11/4 review 16
I have witnessed bullying of staff & belittling of colleagues… [557 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 11/4 review 9
There’s still is no curriculum, library, or IT teacher… [840 words]

• Raffles American School Malaysia 11/1 review 4
An okay place to work but I would not work here again… [704 words]

• Stamford American International School Singapore 11/1 review 23
It’s a big, cold corporate business first & foremost… [162 words]

• Leysin American School Switzerland 11/1 review 12
The after school and weekend duties are heavy… [235 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 11/1 review 21
I’m actually quite surprised by the negative comments… [296 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Megan Geshel 11/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Vickie Swann 11/21 (Principal Report 6)
International School Panama

• Patrick Rich 11/21 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Don Collins 11/20 (Principal Report 3)
Yew Chung International School Shanghai China

• Sharon Canadine 11/20 (Director Report 10)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Andy O’Hara 11/19 (Principal Report 4)
Brent International Schools Philippines

• Dave Krocker 11/19 (Principal Report 5)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Tom Wilde 11/18 (Principal Report 6)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Colleen Fletcher 11/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Mozambique

• Cindy Bin Tahal 11/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Panaga School Brunei Darussalam

• Cindy Bin Tahal 11/15 (Principal Report 2)
Panaga School Brunei Darussalam

• Jessica Allen 11/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Monterey USA

• Felix Lee 11/14 (Director Report 7)
Peninsula International School Malaysia

• Jill Vincent 11/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Albanian College Tirana Albania

• Margaret Fitzpatrick 11/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Chiyoda International School Japan

• Paul Rogers 11/13 (Director Report 8)
Wellington College International China

• Dawid Bochen 11/13 (Director Report 2)
Beijing International School BISS China

• Don Collins 11/12 (Principal Report 2)
Yew Chung International School Shanghai China

• Ian Hopkins 11/12 (Principal Report 2)
International Community School Jordan

• John Savage 11/11 (Principal Report 3)
Hiroshima International School Japan

• Tom Wilde 11/11 (Principal Report 5)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Brad Waugh 11/11 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Bamako Mali

• Annuar Ortiz 11/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Colegio Jorge Washington Colombia

• Jenny Evans 11/8 (Principal Report 2)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Ole Bernard Sealey 11/8 (Director Report 8)
Universal American School UAE

• Don Collins 11/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Yew Chung International School Shanghai China

• Michael Drennan 11/6 (Principal Report 2)
BASIS International School Guangzhou China

• Felix Lee 11/4 (Director Report 6)
Peninsula International School Malaysia

• Jason Bek 11/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Peninsula International School Malaysia

• Enrique Vargas 11/1 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Westhill Institute Mexico

• Shane Kells 11/1 (Director Report 3)
American International School Kingston Jamaica

Full List of Reviewed Schools
October 2019