Head of School, Basel International School, Switzerland
Dr. Vladimir D. Kuskovski truly embodies international education, both having been educated and having served as an educator and educational leader in diverse systems and countries. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics with a second major in Education in Minsk Institute for Foreign Languages in Belarus, and undertook graduate studies at Manchester University in the UK as part of their graduate exchange program. Later he moved to the USA, where he worked as a teacher and administrator in both public and independent schools, taking an active part in developing International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, becoming an IB trainer and IB examiner for Russian A1 and B, and ToK. His career then progressed into school leadership as he moved to Leysin American School in Switzerland, became Headmaster, and completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in K-12 Administration.
After seven successful years in Switzerland, Vladimir assumed the post of Headmaster of the International School of Hamburg, later moved to Mumbai, India to head Oberoi International School and in the summer of 2015 moved back to Switzerland as a Director of the International School of Basel Region. He also continues to teach at the University level, as an adjunct professor in the Masters of International Administration program at Endicott College, and also supervising doctoral students at Grand Canyon University. Vladimir is an active promoter of international education as a vehicle to developing international mindedness in our young through quality education. He often speaks to new schools aspiring to adopt international programs as their educational framework, as well as audiences around the world on international education and cross-cultural communication. He is fluent in his native Belorussian, Ukrainian, Russian, English, German and Polish, and has working knowledge of other languages, all of which he uses as a bridge to build understanding in diverse communities.