Head of School
"It is a privilege to be involved in a school where students from a diverse background can work and play side by side in an enriched learning environment."After serving as the Vice Principal at TIS for four years, Howard accepted the Head of School position in 2010. In 2002, Howard was a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award from Alberta Education and featured in an Innovative Practices Video Series by the University of Lethbridge. In addition to his Master of Education degree, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Education. His wife, Doreen, and children, Timothy and Rebecca, are all part of the TIS community.
Principal Secondary School
"Students are best served in a 'balanced' educational programme. This should include rigorous academics supplemented by a variety of opportunities outside the classroom. Specifically, students should be involved in athletics, the arts, leadership and community building activities. Our ultimate goal is to develop responsible students with an international perspective, who conduct their lives in an ethical and principled manner."Christopher has been an educator for over 20 years. He completed his Master of Education in Educational Management at the University of Bristol (UK). He worked as a teacher in the public and private systems in Toronto, and later in the international school system in SE Asia. He spent over a decade in Hong Kong at a school that offered a provincial curriculum concurrently with the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. He was directly responsible for the management of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP). Christopher is a strong advocate of inclusive education and pastoral care for students. He feels that effective schools are the ones that take a 'holistic' approach to child development.
Principal Elementary School
"I look forward to continuing to build the ELL program for elementary students here at TIS as well as assisting teachers in the development of personalized learning models for all students."Mary-Anne brings a wealth of experience to the Elementary Principal position, most recently as the school's Learning Support Coordinator. Her background also includes a number of administrative positions with the Calgary School Board in Canada, where she developed and supported programming for young learners. Ms. Jasinksi was also an elementary school teacher for fifteen years.