Dr. David A. Wells and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group are pleased to join the Gateway International School System in Hanoi, and the parent company EDUFIT in announcing that Laura Whiston has accepted an appointment as the Head of the English Program for the GIS System. Ms. Whiston is a credentialed and experienced international school educator and school leader who has the proven capacity to lead academic programs and foster effective curriculum development and instructional and assessment practices in a culture of high achievement and make a difference for the success of each student.
Ms. Whiston most recently served as the Vice-Principal of Elementary at the Shanghai SMIC Private School International, where she was the school’s primary instructional leader. Previously, she was the school’s Academic Affairs Director. Her prior experience included a post as Literacy Instructional Coach at a Mace’s Lane Middle School in school in Maryland, USA. Laurie 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 System, serving the system’s schools in Hanoi and Hai Phong.
The Gateway International School System is a young and rapidly expanding system of schools which strives to create the premier bilingual schools in Vietnam, providing education that inspires creativity and fosters a strong sense of identity to help students embrace a life that reaches their full potential. GISS has the vision to serve the community with dedication and professionalism. The Hanoi school has been accepted for membership in the Council of International Schools and is in pursuit of international accreditation through the Council of International Schools. 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 schools includes Vietnamese nationals, as well as internationals.