I am honoured and excited to have been elected by the Woodford Board as its Chair. I have very big shoes to fill – Greg Terrill has been an outstanding Chair over the last two and half years and, on behalf of the Board, I thank him for his vision, energy and commitment to Woodford International School.
While Woodford is my first experience of an international school, I have been fortunate to have the benefit of studying in different countries (Australia, where I am from, as well as Japan, China and Canada), as well as the opportunity to live and work in a number of countries. These experiences have helped to shape my understanding and expectations of ‘international education’ and I look forward to sharing these ideas and skills with you as I take on responsibility for leading our ‘international’ school board.
I am committed to continuing the Board’s work to strengthen Woodford’s governance arrangements, to build on our many strengths and to ensure the school has the resources, systems and culture to provide the best possible international education in Solomon Islands.
If we have not yet met, please introduce yourself to me – I can often be found around the Kindy and Prep classrooms and will be regularly attending both primary and secondary assemblies and other school events. Please also feel free to reach out to me with any concerns, suggestions or other input via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.