0Dr. David A. Wells and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group is pleased to join the Gateway International School System in Hanoi, and the parent company EDUFIT in announcing that Elizabeth Shannon Koga has accepted the position of Head of Elementary School for the Starlake Campus of the GIS System. Ms. Koga is a credentialed and experienced international school leader who has the proven capacity to create and maintain a culture of high achievement and make a difference for the success of each student.

Ms. Koga has most recently served as the Director of the Central Standards Team for the Shiv Nadar Trust. Prior posts included Deputy Superintendent of The World School Saudi Arabia (GEMS), Director of Instructional Strategies for the Beijing World Youth Academy, and various leadership positions at the Hokkaido International School. Ms. Koga earned an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, a master’s degree in Education (curriculum and instruction), and a second master’s in Education with a leadership endorsement. Shannon will travel to Hanoi as soon as it is logistically possible and will join a team being assembled to provide world-class leadership for the Gateway International School which will occupy a new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built campus early in 2021.

GIS Starlake is a bilingual school (English-Vietnamese) which has been accepted for membership in the Council of International Schools and is in pursuit of international accreditation through CIS. The school’s community consists of national families who value bilingual education which prepares children and young people for university study in Vietnam and internationally. Staffing for the school includes Vietnamese nationals, as well as internationals.

Gateway International School Hanoi is part of a young and rapidly expanding system of schools and strives to be the premier bilingual school in the city of Hanoi, providing education that inspires creativity and fosters a strong sense of identity to help students embrace a life that reaches their full potential. GIS Hanoi has a vision to serve the community with dedication and professionalism.