Seán is originally from Ireland, and has enjoyed an extensive 19 year teaching career – with 9 years in educational leadership – working in schools in the UK, Kuwait, UAE and Singapore. Seán began his international teaching experience when he moved to a leading British school in Kuwait in 2006, and was responsible for developing and writing the History and Social Studies curriculum. He held a similar position in the American International School in Abu Dhabi, where he was responsible for leading his department through both CIS and IB school reviews. Seán moved to Singapore in 2009, and as Head of Humanities at his previous school was responsible for implementing ATLs into curriculum documentation and the classroom in the IB DP, MYP and IGCSE programs. All of these roles allowed Seán to gain insight into curriculum alignment in a variety of international schools, and to gain key skills in leading teams to meet strategic goals.
Since joining AIS initially as Head of Humanities, Seán has progressed into the IGCSE/Year 9 and 10 Curriculum Coordinator position which he held for 3 and a half years, before moving into his current role as Assistant Head of Secondary (Teaching and Learning). Seán is a vastly experienced educator in all of the curriculums on offer at AIS. As a member of the Academic Logistics and Academic Standards Committees, he has direct insight into whole school curriculum alignment, working regularly with Assistant Heads of the Elementary and the ELV, Secondary School Assistant Heads and Curriculum Coordinators to drive the school’s teaching and learning policies. Seán believes in providing students with a flexible, modern and challenging curriculum which caters for their academic wellbeing and allows students to tailor their educational journey to their strengths and interests and to achieve personal excellence.
Seán is joined at AIS by wife Katie who works in the Elementary School, and daughters Caoimhe and Lannah who attend AIS. The family is passionate about travel and sport and play for multiple teams on the island.