Following a comprehensive search, the TIS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr Patrick Hurworth will be the new Head of School starting in August 2021. He brings more than 25 years of experience and leadership expertise in international education.
"That the community has asked me to lead TIS from 2021 is humbling and very exciting," says Patrick, adding, "I can't wait to work with the community to ensure that TIS moves toward the future confidently and with high quality learning for all."
Patrick grew up in the UK, where he began his career as a Geography teacher. He moved to international teaching in 1996 and served as Head of Department at the International School of Geneva. His next overseas role in 2002 took him to Atlanta International School in the United States. During his 12 years in Atlanta (a period during which he became a US citizen), Patrick took on the roles of teacher, High School Principal and Secondary School Principal.
In 2014, Patrick and his family moved to Hong Kong, where he assumed the role of High School Principal at Hong Kong International School. Patrick and his team spearheaded changes to grading, assessment and reporting, introduced classes in Design, Robotics and Technology, and initiated large-scale renovations of the learning spaces. In 2017, Patrick was invited to serve as Head of School at the International School of Beijing. ISB celebrated 40 years this year and serves more than 1800 students. Under his leadership, ISB reviewed and refreshed its Mission, Vision and Values, completed four major construction projects, reviewed its approach to professional learning for teachers and begun an intensive learning needs program.
Patrick and his wife Karen (a teacher, counselor and US citizen) are very excited about becoming members of the TIS community and are looking forward to immersing themselves in the school culture, Macau and all the region has to offer. They are sure their two adult children (Daniel 22 and Ella, 20) will visit frequently. His family has happy memories of times spent visiting Macau, enjoying its ambiance, history, shopping and the fantastic food!
"I visited TIS in February of 2018 when it held the ACAMIS conference. I was struck by the warmth and intimacy of the school. It felt like the type of school I would enjoy being part of," says Patrick.
Interim Head of School Howard Stribbell spoke to Patrick this week about his new role at TIS and his hopes for the future of the school.
經過嚴謹遴選，澳門國際學校董事會很高興宣佈Mr Patrick Hurworth先生將於2021年8月開始接任新校長。 Mr Patrick Hurworth先生在國際教育領域中擁有超過25年的豐富經驗及領導才能。
學校負責人Mr Howard Stribbell本週已向Patrick談論了他將在澳門國際學校的新角色以及學校未來的展望。
A chat with Mr. Patrick Hurworth