On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Search Committee at the International School of Dongguan (ISD), China, Search Associates is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark McCallum has accepted the offer to assume the position as ISD Director effective at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Mark is a dedicated and committed educator with 20+ years of professional educational experience along with additional leadership coursework and degrees earned in the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia.
Mark began his professional educational career by working in an outdoor education program in Nova Scotia, followed by his appointment as High School Counselor at the International School Singapore (ISS). His career at ISS also included serving as Dean of Students and Head of High School. Mark then transitioned to Chatsworth International School, Singapore as Head of Secondary and Deputy Head of School at the Orchard Campus and Campus Principal at the Bukit Timah Campus. Mark’s next appointment was Head of School at Shenzhen Foreign Languages Greater Bay Area Academy in Shenzhen, China.
In announcing his appointment to the ISD Community, the ISD Board of Directors stated,
The Board of Directors extends a warm welcome to Mr. Mark McCallum, and we believe that with the concerted and united efforts of all of us, the second decade of ISD will be a wonderful and remarkable one, and ISD will continue to grow, develop, and become a premier school in the Bay Area.
The International School of Dongguan Board of Directors, the Search Committee, and Search Associates would like to thank each of the candidates who expressed interest in the head of school position and to everyone who assisted and supported the search process to its successful outcome.