After teaching 12 years in Oregon, Alan began his overseas career teaching at the John F. Kennedy Schule in West Berlin in 1980. He then spent the next nineteen years as head of four international school: The American School of Zagreb in Croatia, The International School of Prague, Czech Republic, Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador and The American International School of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. He holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Oregon and is A.B.D. from Boston University.

The session is meant for board members and heads of school, and for those administrators who aspire to be a head in the future. This session will look at three important topics, namely Board meetings, Board meeting agendas and Board annual planning.

This session would be appropriate for any board members and heads of school. This survey has been compiled off and on for about 20 years. The information that will be shared in this session was taken in the fall of 2012 with 107 international schools and 41 board chairs responding.

Celebrating the 25th Annual CEESA Conference is a good opportunity to reflect on the events that brought the association to its current position and think about where it might go in the future.