News: Matthew Raggett Appointed Next Director of Thuringia International School, Weimar, Germany - Mar 27, 2023
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Monday, March 27, 2023General News

Matthew Raggett Appointed Next Director of Thuringia International School, Weimar, Germany

On behalf of the Board of Thuringia International School in Weimar, Germany, Search Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Matthew Raggett as the school’s next Director, starting in July 2023.

Matthew Raggett, who is British, has a BSc degree in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Newcastle, UK and an MBA in Educational Leadership from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia.

Matthew’s career of over 25 years in international education has been impressive. After a few years teaching in the U.K., Matthew moved in 1998 to his first overseas job as Head of Physics at Vienna International School, followed by work at Pearson United World College of the Pacific, British Columbia, Canada and the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore. In 2007, Matthew returned to Europe as Head of Boarding at King’s College, The British School of Madrid, Spain before serving from 2009 to 2016 at Leipzig International School, Germany as Secondary School Principal, and Acting Head of School in 2013-2014. He was then invited to become Headmaster and CEO of The Doon School, a prestigious boys’ boarding school in Dehradun, India (2016-2020). Matthew is currently Director of Education at VITALIS, a residential vocational training and professional development center in Leipzig for teachers, trainers, and students coming from across Europe under the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme.

Matthew and his wife Lindsay, also an accomplished educator, have three children, two adult sons and a daughter, who is currently studying for her IB Diploma at Leipzig International School.

Chairman of the Board, Herbert Stütz, has written to the school community as follows:

The ThIS Board and leadership team will work closely with Matthew in the coming months to prepare for a seamless leadership transition. We are convinced that Matthew, with his expertise and experience, will continue the course of stability and set new accents for the development of the school.

The Board of Thuringia International School and Search Associates wish to thank each of the candidates who expressed interest in this important position, and also everyone who contributed to the success of Search Associates’ extensive global search process.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Gary MacPhie is based in Toronto, Canada where he started his teaching career, and then spent 26 years overseas as a teacher, principal and recruiter in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.