Education, HR & Training

New senior leaders join American School of Bahrain

The American School of Bahrain (ASB) recently onboarded two new appointees to key positions at the school as part of its efforts to elevate student experience and the quality of education. 
 
Dr Juan Saavedra will be joining as the Middle and High School Principal, while Casey Bucheler will be the new coordinator of the school’s Early Childhood Center. 
 
Dr Saavedra has over 28 years of educational experience, with 18 years as a high school principal. Formerly an IB Biology teacher and IB coordinator, he has worked around the world in countries including the UK, Kuwait, China, Columbia and the Ivory Coast. He has also served, multiple times, on accreditation teams for the Council of International Schools (CIS), a body which performs rigorous school-wide evaluations to ensure that schools align with internationally benchmarked standards. He would thus be able to strategically guide the school and upgrade its quality standards, said a statement. 
 
As an early childhood educator with over 30 years of experience, Bucheler has extensive knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and the Reggio Emilia approach. Both these programmes emphasise self-directed and experiential learning. Her experience, therefore, aligns with ASB’s own ‘experiential learning’ philosophy that allows young children to be agents of their own education, it said. 
 
Dave McMaster, the school’s Founding Director, commented: “ASB focuses on providing the best educational system to empower students to achieve academic success and become independent thinkers. Both Dr Saavedra and Ms Bucheler, being so closely aligned with our philosophy, will undoubtedly add to the school’s growing momentum towards becoming one of the best in the region.” 
 
American School of Bahrain, being an Esol Education school, provides holistic American and International education to its students. It aims to create ideal learning environments and attract the right educators to develop a strong international curriculum, as well as guarantee a diverse range of activities and opportunities to enable students to be well balanced individuals. 
 
American School of Bahrain is currently accepting applications for the new academic year, it said. -TradeArabia News Service