School: BIBS - Beanstalk International Bi-lingual School, Beijing
After beginning my work life as an engineer, then a time studying theology, I travelled to Beijing China to learn Chinese. Following explorations in the diplomatic field and journalism, I decided to make a career in education. This began in Beijing, was significantly developed in Hong Kong, and now takes place back in Beijing where I am deeply involved in exploring how a bilingual education in Chinese and English can find meaningful expression for both Chinese nationals and ‘foreign’ students. As Director of a school this involves the need to, as the Delphic maxim simply states, “know thyself,” then to understand and respect others, and cultivate appreciation for the multifaceted nature and influence of context and culture.