I would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. David Wells for his exceptional service as a consultant with the Board of Directors (BOD) of Gateway International Schools.  His astute and wise council, walking the BOD through processes is resulting in workable structures being modeled and an eagerness on their part to continue to grow and learn from his on-going visits and consultancy. His significant and impactful work is one of the pillars helping to establish a solid foundation upon which the educational enterprise of the Gateway brand will stand.

The partnership Gateway International School BOD has with Dr. Wells has already accomplished much.  The leadership team is already experiencing the benefits his work has brought in clarity, accountability, and direction.  It is also positively impacting the rank and file.

I wholeheartedly recommend him to school boards considering inviting a consultant to help them walk through the process of identifying their school’s contextualized governance model and plans to make it happen.  Dr. Wells has much to offer boards in this linchpin, make or break it work called, “school governance.”

Don WilliamsI look forward to the remaining months of his consultancy work with our Board here at Gateway International School.

Don Williams, Superintendent, Gateway International School

Don Williams, Superintendent, Gateway International School

Dr. David Wells has been a constant encouragement and a mentor to me over the past nine years. He is an excellent consultant and has equipped the administrative team and the school board at my previous school to lead the school through successful accreditation. During this process he also trained the board to develop well-defined policies for governance.

On a more personal level, Dr. Wells has been instrumental in connecting me with ongoing career opportunities and has been a reference point in vocational negotiations. He introduced me to Bridgeway North American School in Mexico City and their need for a Director and was very supportive during the hiring process which ended successfully. I am extremely grateful for his highly professional and friendly advice over the years. Dr. Wells has an intimate walk with Christ which is exemplified in his willingness to pray for God’s guidance in all situations. I highly recommend Dr. Wells as an educational consultant.

Kevin van Rensburg, General Director, BridgeWay North American School, Mexico City

“Working with Mr. Umana has been always great. I am particularly impressed with his ability to clearly understand the client’s demands. I appreciate the follow up we have received for each project we have been doing together. I also enjoy his regular and practical Blog publications.” 

Karen Janssens, Lead Link Central America, RIKOLTO

Dr. David Wells‘ mentored me my first year as school Director and he was a fabulous sounding board to help me make tough decisions. His advice and words of wisdom empowered me to be a better leader for my school community. I am tremendously grateful I had the wise support of Dr. Wells to guide me my first year!”

Erin Magee, Founder, Chontales Academy

Mr Keith is the best administrator for international student body I have ever met. His heart for service, his knowledge about different cultures, his experiences with international students and parents all serve as a blessing to students and parents around the world. I am deeply grateful for the assistance he has given me as an administrator, a mentor and a friend!”

Lydia Jiang, Mount Holyoke College

Mr. Keith not only understands the culture of China well, but he also has a heart for its people. He serves as a bridge that connects the east and the west. His strong relationship-building skill, rich experience in the education field, including global education, and incredible leadership granted him enormous impact in the lives of many international students and their families. My parents and I have known Mr. Keith for seven years, and are direct beneficiaries of his influence.”

Xingyue Heng, Wheaton College

Dr. Wells is knowledgeable about Governance of Schools, and especially International Christian Schools.  He is gifted with relating to people and communicating as an expert.  He has been very generous with our school making his consulting services affordable.  I highly recommend Dr. Wells as a consultant.” 

Laurie Steel, Board President, Asuncion Christian Academy, Paraguay

“Dr. David Wells was a wonderful asset as his interventions and advice were assertive and they guided us into better processes.  His disposition and dedication to the school were at all times visible in everything he did for DelCampo.

His services have been of great value to me (as a school owner), to our school board, to the school’s management team, and to my family.  Specifically, David coached me in a number of vital areas related to school ownership and governance structures, and he drafted a set of governance policies which have been adopted by our school’s board. To our Interim Superintendent he provided training and professional development. To the leadership team in our school he also guided them in the decision-making processes directing them to the following of best practices.

David is knowledgeable in matters related to ownership, governance, and management of proprietary schools; handles critical information in a confidential and supportive manner. He is extremely ethical and his professionalism is evident in everything he does. While working for DelCampo he ensured that our school mission, vision and values were placed first in all tasks that were given to him. He works under a set system of values, which make his work not only excellent but also reliable.

Without a doubt, I can assure you that Dr. Wells will be an asset to your institution as he was for us here at DelCampo. If further information is needed please do not hesitate to contact me as it will be an honor for me to give more words of recommendation to a wonderful person as Dr. David Wells.”

D. Orietta Facusse, Owner DelCampo International School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

“Jon Keith is a trusted educator and consultant. Jon has numerous years of experience as a high school educator and global educational leader. He has provided advice, guidance, and mentorship for a variety of educational needs including: International Students, Interim Programs, Staff Development, etc. I would recommend him as an educational consultant.”

Dr. Mitchell Salerno, Headmaster, Monte Vista Christian School

Jon Keith’s 36 years of experience as an education leader, his passion for global education and desire to serve others make him an ideal contributor to schools and groups pursuing international educational initiatives.”

Gregg Thompson, Headmaster, First Presbyterian Day School, Macon, Georgia