With 30 years of educational experience in the K- 12 school sector in Canada and overseas, Dave McMaster is the Founding Director of American School of Bahrain. Joining the organization in Bahrain from September 2018, Dave is leading the formation of American School of Bahrain during its pre-operating years, in advance of the official school inauguration in September 2020.
Dave has a proven track record in leading and operating schools and delivering programs tailored to the individual environment and its students’ needs. Dave’s authenticity as a leader in education is a recognised force in motivating students, parents, staff and management to continually advance the status quo, ensuring the very best in education provision and learning. He has a proven track record in leading and operating schools and delivering programs tailored to the individual environment and its students’ needs. With a lifelong passion for education, Dave believes strongly that building a school culture based on mutual respect, happiness and setting high, but realistic expectations will ensure a successful and fruitful education for students. Dave has always stressed the importance of what he calls the ‘smile index’ as a barometer in determining the success of a school. Dave has extensive experience at recruiting, hiring and retaining top international educators and feels this is the key to success in building a new school and providing the opportunity for all students to reach and exceed their potential.
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