Director General's Welcome
Introducing David Johnson, joining École des Roches as Head of School is September 2019.
What attracted you to École des Roches?
Having worked for many years with the International Baccalaureate programme, as well as with students, including my own children, who completed the French baccalaureate diploma, I look forward to working in a school that has both of these outstanding educational programs. In international education, having the possibility of collaborating with colleagues from diﬀerent educational systems allows us to learn from each other and be enriched by the cultural and educational backgrounds of others. In addition, École des Roches (EDR) has a unique history and heritage, which can contribute greatly to the educational experience of those students wishing to complete either the French Baccalaureate or the IB Diploma in a French context.
What skills and experience do you bring with you as the new Head of École des Roches?
Navigating diﬀerent cultural approaches and linguistic challenges is something that I do on a daily basis, both at work as well as with family and friends in a highly international context, which has helped me to develop intercultural skills that will be important for leading a school like EDR with over 50 nationalities. As an accreditation team chair, I lead multicultural groups of evaluators on a regular basis in school evaluations, and I enjoy the challenge of ensuring that the whole team is working together as a cohesive group, taking advantage of the strengths that each member brings to the team.
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