Community & Service 15 Jul 2022

Introducing our new Head and Deputy Head of School

By CIS Communications
Photograph by CIS Communications

This July, we welcome our new Head of School Dr Allan Weston and Deputy Head of School Ms Carol Jordan to the CIS community.

Dr Allan Weston
Head of School

Dr Allan Weston has over 25 years of leadership experience in schools across Australia, the US and South East Asia. Prior to joining CIS, he served as the Head of Greenfield International School, a leading IB continuum school in Dubai.

He was also the CEO and Executive Head at the Taipei European School, which became one of the most prestigious schools in Taiwan with long waiting lists under 8 years of his leadership. He holds a EdD in Education from Portland State University and a Masters in Education from Deakin University.

Allan is delighted to be part of CIS and believes that schools must provide an optimal learning environment for the young people in their care. He shares, “A balanced education is one that does not simply focus on the academics, but also the social, pastoral, creative and physical development of each and every child.”

Ms Carol Jordan
Deputy Head of School

Ms Carol Jordan has over 25 years of IB school leadership experience, including 7 years as the Director of Teaching and Learning & Assistant Director at the American School of Warsaw, Poland before joining CIS. She also spent 11 years at Shanghai American School, China in leadership roles, including IB Diploma and AP Coordinator.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from Auckland University, a Diploma of Teaching from Auckland University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Administration from Deakin University, Australia and is now completing her Doctor of Education in Leadership at Bath University in the UK.

To her, a great school has an energy created by students who are passionate about learning, are empowered to act and who know that they will be supported by committed and caring adults. She is thrilled to play a part in shaping CIS’s future, and holds firm that we must look for the potential in people and processes and develop that potential to its fullest.