This posting is adapted from a conversation presented during the AAIE Conversation series on April 13, 2021. We were feeling pretty good about things the last weekend in January. Enrollment had gradually increased through the fall. Though it was still not at pre-COVID levels, it was not as bad as we had feared. This was … More As If A Pandemic Wasn’t Enough…
This update was originally published in the AAIE COVID 19 Briefing #182 March 24, 2021 The situation in Myanmar has quickly deteriorated since my last update written at the end of February. At that time, response to the military coup that had taken place appeared in the form of massive peaceful protests, attracting literally millions … More Update from Myanmar 2
This update was originally published in the AAIE COVID 19 Briefing #181 March 5, 2021 As if COVID wasn’t enough to be confronted with, on February 1, I woke up at 5:00 AM to a wide array of text messages and a phone call from our Director of HSSE, all informing me the Myanmar military … More Update from Myanmar 1
Reflections on School Crisis I once told my wife that as a head of school, my position should be retitled, “professional problem solver.” The reality is, much of what we do in our role as the head of the school is about solving problems or developing solutions for various challenges. Some of these are fairly … More Reflections on School Crisis
This presentation was given at the 2016 annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).
This article was originally published in The International Educator. It can be viewed there by clicking on this link. Caracas was like a pot of hot water about to boil over. The pressure had been building for months and there was a general sense that something had to give. We had witnessed a slow but steady … More Responding to National Turmoil at ECA
Originally published in: Hedger, G. A. (2015). Lessons learned in the face of crisis. In Intersections: Leading, learning, and life lessons from the heads of international schools (Vol. 1, pp. 93-103). Bombay, India: American School of Bombay. doi:http://www.intersections-digital.com/intersections/vol1?pg=1#pg1 I once told my wife that the job description for a … More Lessons Learned in the Face of Crisis