NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of The British International School of New York is proud to announce that following an extensive search process that has taken place over the last few months, and resulted in over one hundred applications from all corners of the globe, they have appointed Mr. Jason Morrow as Headmaster from September 2015, when Mr. Phelps returns to the UK with his family.
Mr. Morrow was born and brought up in Belfast and brings with him a pedigree of fine education and experience. A graduate of Oxford University with a First Class Masters Degree in Modern History and Modern Languages, Mr. Morrow went on to undertake a further two years of study at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, completing a thesis on 19th Century Cherokee History. This time in the USA gave Mr. Morrow a wide-network of friends and colleagues, and a firm understanding of living in America. Among the things that Mr. Morrow is looking forward to in relocating back to the USA are following college basketball (a passion originally inspired by overlapping with Tim Duncan at Wake Forest), trying to work out the rules of American Football, and discovering the magical qualities of a New York Brunch!
The Board is thrilled that Mr. Morrow brings with him an unparalleled experience in world-class international education. His professional experience includes Headship and Deputy Headship at some of the top private schools in the United Kingdom. Mr. Morrow is currently Headmaster at Norwich High School, a leading all through school for girls aged 3-18. Before that, he was Deputy Head at North London Collegiate School and Sevenoaks School, two of the most prestigious, academically challenging and innovative schools in the UK. Both are renowned globally as cutting edge I.B. schools and rank among the very top independent schools in the UK. Mr. Morrow has also been involved in a range of international school projects, including long term partnerships In Europe and Africa and the establishment of a new 4-18 international school in South Korea.
Over the next 18 months Mr. Morrow will be in close communication with the school to facilitate a smooth transition.
Mr. Morrow said of his appointment:
"I am delighted to be joining BIS-NY as Headmaster in September 2015, and I look forward to getting to know everyone and to rediscovering New York over the intervening months. My first introduction to BIS-NY was walking down to Waterside Plaza on a Sunday afternoon to get an idea of the school and its stunning setting, but it was really only in meeting the pupils, staff, and parents at the school that I was able to appreciate what a special community BIS-NY is. It was great to speak to pupils, teachers and a Board so engaged and interested in learning and I feel very privileged, not to mention excited, to have the chance to lead such a remarkable school community."
As sad as the community is to say farewell to the Phelps family, the school looks forward to a bright BIS-NY under Mr. Morrow's leadership.
About The British International School of New York:
The British International School of New York opened in 2006 and has since grown to take its place as a leading N-8 private school in New York City, serving a dynamic mix of American families from the New York City area alongside British and international families.
For boys and girls from 3-14 years old, The British International School of New York focuses on delivering a first-rate global education, underpinned by the high-standards of math and literacy found in the English National Curriculum. BIS-NY is an IBO World School, authorized to deliver both the Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme.
Students from BIS-NY have progressed onto a selection of the finest high schools in New York City, back in the United Kingdom and beyond.
For more information on The British International School of New York please visit www.bis-ny.org. For information on BIS-NY's sister schools in London and Austin please visit www.abercornschool.com (London) and www.abercorninternational.org (Austin).
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