Mr. Malcolm Kay
Malcolm Kay joined Stamford American International School as an experienced leader in American and International education. He has experience leading schools that offer College Board programs including the Advanced Placement examination, and all International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. He started his international career at the International School of Geneva, a founding IB school, and has contributed to and been involved in the delivery of IB programs for over 35 years.
As Superintendent of ACS International Schools in London for 15 years, he oversaw the growth of the school, based on American and International K-12 education, to a prestigious three school system of over 2,600 students, representing over 60 nationalities, and sending graduates to highly reputable universities in the US and around the world. Malcolm also led the development of a new school, ACS Egham International School from site acquisition to fully accredited New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and International Baccalaureate status. Malcolm is an experienced accreditation officer of international schools for NEASC and an accomplished public speaker and writer. He has established world-wide community service projects including the ACS International Schools Foundation Peace Prize and the ORBIS flying eye hospital internship program.
Malcolm is a Master’s graduate of Bath University, well known for its expertise in the international education arena, a Bachelor’s graduate of Nottingham University and he also studied at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Malcolm is married to Nicky, a Nursery teacher at Stamford and together they have two grown up sons. Both boys graduated from high school as IB diploma students; Jonathan is a university graduate in Project Management and Construction and Tristan is a Master's graduate in Digital Forensics.
Ms. Tamara Shreve
After an extensive search, Mrs. Tamara Shreve was selected to join Stamford as the Elementary School Director because of her vast international education background and breadth of experience with both the American and IB curricula. Originally from the US, Tamara has taught and held leadership positions in schools across the world including the US, Taiwan, Singapore, Romania and Libya. Mrs. Shreve served as the Elementary School Principal at the American School of Tripoli before joining Stamford. During her more than 2 decades in international education, Tamara has been instrumental in establishing WASC accreditation and IB authorization and has overseen the establishment of Elementary School programs, including the growth of one program by over 40% which led to the enrollment of over 1,000 students.
Tamara is a qualified IBO-PYP Trainer and for the past 12 years has led workshops and run evaluation visits across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to her extensive experience, Mrs. Shreve received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in the US before earning a Master's Degree in Educational Management. She has commenced another Master's Degree in Curriculum as well.
Tamara is married to Mr. Bruce Shreve, the Stamford ICT Coordinator. Together, they have 2 grown children, Andrea and Adam. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys playing golf, reading, all water sports and going to art museums.
Mr. Andrew Hancock
As Stamford’s Academic Dean, Andrew Hancock is dedicated to providing a world-class education for all students. He is committed to instilling in students confidence and an enthusiasm for life-long learning. Andrew has a strong background in teaching and learning. He studied his craft in Canada, honed his abilities in New Zealand, challenged his educational philosophy in Luxembourg and became an educational leader in Japan. He has been with Stamford for three years and has shared his wealth of experience with the community.
Andrew earned his Master's of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. He has also earned his certificate of International School leadership from the Principals’ Training Center. Andrew's family is his passion and his wife, Lisa, teaches in the Elementary School at Stamford and his two sons both attend Stamford.
“I value that Stamford is committed to providing a rigorous and relevant learning experience balanced with a focus on the social and emotional aspect of students. Students are the reason we’re here and it’s my pleasure to create the best learning experience for them.”
Mr. Bruce Shreve
Mr. Bruce Shreve joined Stamford American International School as the ICT Coordinator and an ICT Teacher in August of 2011. Originally from the United States, Bruce has taught and held leadership positions in schools in Europe and Africa. Before joining Stamford, Bruce worked as the ICT Coordinator at the American School of Tripoli where he taught ICT and managed the technology infrastructure, the school-wide hardware and software systems and developed and conducted professional development for teaching staff. Prior to his positions in Libya, he was the Secondary School Technology Department Head and the MYP Technology Integrator and Tech Teacher at the American International School of Bucharest. Bruce has extensive experience integrating technology into the IB MYP and ensuring that students are equipped to meet the challenges of the digital age.
Bruce attained his Bachelor’s Degree in the US and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of West Florida, USA. Bruce began his career in IT working in a corporate setting and worked for a large multi-national corporation as an Information Technology Regional Manager for Southeast Asia before pursuing teaching. Bruce is married to Tamara Shreve, the Stamford Elementary Director. Together, they have 2 grown children, Andrea and Adam. When he has free time, Bruce enjoys travelling, photography, golf, scuba diving, softball and cycling.
Director of Quality Assurance
Ms. Angela Riggs
Ms. Angela Riggs brings to Stamford a broad range of experience and knowledge gained from working internationally across a range of curriculums and educational contexts. She began her career in Australia as a classroom teacher and has worked in an American International school in the UK for a number of years as a teacher and in various curriculum Coordinator roles.
Angela is passionate about the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). She believes that implementing the PYP with its concept driven curriculum and inquiry based approach, allows children to develop the ability to think, question, take action and become life-long learners. Angela is a Workshop Leader and Accreditation Team Member for the IB and as such facilitates both in-school and regional workshops for teachers to guide PYP schools on how they can further develop their program.
Angela has a Masters Degree in Special Education and has also held the position of Head of Special Education where she was responsible for managing the Student Services Team. Angela is also an experienced Administrator and PYP Coordinator. She has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the PYP Curriculum and Framework. She has served on the Senior Leadership Team and been responsible for planning and monitoring professional development for staff and leading a school-wide committee for the implementation of Measures Academic Progress (MAP) testing including training, resources and utilization of data to inform teaching and learning.
Angela is originally from Australia but is also a British citizen. When not at work she loves to cook, snow ski, horse ride and buy shoes.
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