MY Ted Talk on the problem with Schools

Guiding principles for learning in the 21st Century

Communication style

An example of a message to students

An example of a message to parents

Major projects

I led the design of The Universal Learning Programme   with the International School of Geneva and UNESCO's International Bureau of Education. 

I've led the design  of the   learner passport.

The coalition of schools to honour all learning is a group of schools I convened to work on post-secondary recognition of alternative transcripts.

My online philosophy class is open to anyone interested

Core leadership and teaching experience

International School of Geneva, Switzerland

Campus & Secondary Principal (La Grande Boissière, 2015-)
Interim Primary School Principal (Campus des Nations, 2014-2015)
Director of Education (Foundation of the International School of Geneva, 2011-2015 )
Founding International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Coordinator (Campus des Nations, 2006-2011)
Teacher of English, Theory of Knowledge and Philosophy (2005 -)

International School of Hilversum, Netherlands
IB Diploma Programme Supervisor; IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme English Teacher; IB Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge Teacher (2000-2003)

United World College of India
IB Diploma Programme English Teacher and student mentor (1999-2000)

Collège du Pic St Loup, Lycée Jean Monet (Montpellier), Lycée Jacques Brel (St Pons de Thomières), France 
French Baccalaureate Teacher of English (1998-1999)

University of Montpellier III, France
University Lecturer of English (1998)

Département d’Instruction Publique of Geneva, Switzerland


Assistant Examiner of English for the Maturité Suisse (Collège Calvin, 2008 & 2009; Lycée Commerciale de Malagnou, 2010 & 2011; Lycée Emile Gourd, 2011)


Doctorate in Education (EdD), Durham University, 2019
Doctoral thesis (PhD) in English literature, University of the Witwatersrand, 2008
Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA), University of Montpellier III, France, 2000 
Master’s degree (MA) magna cum laude in English Literature, University of Montpellier III, France, 1999
Honours and Bachelor of Arts (‘DEUG d’Anglais’) University of Montpellier III, 1997-1998
International Baccalaureate Diploma, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa, 1994


Harvard Business School CSML Leading People certificate, 2021
ICF (ACTP) Accredited Life Coach (Certificate No. ECIC0134122), 2019
Google Certified Educator, 2019


EDUCARE Child Protection certified, 2018 
Trained Gifted Education tutor (Unlocking the World, Government of South Australia, 2014)




Passions and social commitments

Experience as IB examiner, workshop leader, curriculum board member
Trained Fireman (101 Dardagny-Russin)
Guitarist (3 albums)
Research Assistant at University of Geneva
Board member, University of the People 
Conference keynotes for IB, CIES, Cambridge, Bath, Durham, University of Geneva, UNESCO 


English, French


Upon request