Chris Cooke's Resume

Educator & School Administrator 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Certified by The South African Council for Educators

  • Certificate of International School Leadership from the Principal’s Training Centre for International School Leadership.

  • Formal permission to teach Albertan Curriculum

  • Eligible to hold a Saskatchewan Education  - Professional ‘A’ Teacher’s Certificate.  

  • Extensive work on school Mission and Vision. 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) certification in categories 1,2 and 3 (in various speciality areas).  

  • School curriculum development, budgeting, performance management, student and staff recruitment. 

  • Worked with Middle States Association (MSA)  Accreditation for Growth protocol. 

  • Member of an MSA accreditation team to the Lahore American School, Pakistan.

  • Qualified teaching methodologies in Secondary (Grades 7-12) English and Guidance Education.

  • Experience teaching English, Guidance, Drama, History, Computer Studies and Religious Education.

  • Experience at Admin level with several school data management systems, including iSAMS and Go4Schools, the “Education Edge” (Blackbaud Inc.), PowerSchool, Gradeset and the online learning platform, ManageBac.

  • Excellent working knowledge of PC and Apple Mac platforms including various educational tools.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER HISTORY 

  • GREENFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL - DUBAI (An IB Continuum School), Green Community, Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    • Period of employment: August 2015 - Present

    • Positions Held:

      • MYP Coordinator

      • Middle Years Program English Teacher

 

  • THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - ABU DHABI (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, Albertan Education Accreditation), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    • Period of employment: August 2013 - June 2015

    • Positions Held:

      • Guidance Counsellor

      • English Language Arts Teacher - Grade 12 (30-1& 30-2), Grade 10 (10-1) and Grade 8

 

  • ETONHOUSE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – WUXI (Pre-Kindergarten to Middle Years Program level 5, and International Baccelaureate School), Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China

    • Period of employment: August 2011 – July 2013 

    • Positions Held: 

      • Senior Years Coordinator for EtonHouse – China

      • Middle Years Program Language A - English and Technology teacher for the 2012/2013 academic year 

      • Educational Technology Integration and Teacher Educational Technology support

      • Chairperson of the EtonHouse China, Technology Integration Standing Committee 

      • Year 5 (Grade 4) Teacher for the 2011/2012 academic year

 

  • LANGENHOVEN GYMNASIUM (Grade 8-12, Afrikaans medium school), Oudtshoorn, South Africa

    • Period of employment: February 2011 – June 2011 

    • Position Held: 

      • Grade 10 English First Additional Language Teacher (Part Time) 

 

  • WOODSTOCK SCHOOL (Kindergarten - Grade 12 International School), Mussoorie, Uttarakand, India 

    • Period of employment: July 2001 – June 2010 

    • Positions Held: 

      • Quarter time Staff Recruiting Consultant (July 2009-June 2010 - Sabbatical year to start pursuing a Master of Arts in Education degree through Michigan State University) 

      • Head of High School (July 2004 – June 2009) 

      • Board Appointed Chief Functionary responsible for the whole school in anticipation of new Principal’s arrival (June-July 2008), during which time several building and infrastructure projects needed to be managed

      • Assistant Head of High School (July 2002- June 2004) 

      • English Teacher (July 2001- June 2007) – Extensive experience with the Cambridge International General Ccertificate Secondary Education (IGCSE)

 

 

  • KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL (Grade 8-12 School), Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa

    • Period of Employment: January 1992 - December 1994 

    • Position Held:

      • English Teacher & Grade 10 English Syllabus Coordinator 

 

  • JEPPE HIGH SCHOOL (Grade 8-12 School), Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa

    • Period of Employment: January 1991 – December 1991 

    • Position Held:

      • ​English and Religious Education Teacher