Stephen Lang | Director, Academia Británica Cuscatleca

CIS, represented by Pauline O’Brien, Director of Career & Recruitment Services, is privileged to have been working with Academia Británica Cuscatleca (ABC) in El Salvador to find their new Director. Following a worldwide search in which numerous applications were reviewed and several rounds of interviews were conducted, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Lang as the School’s new Director, effective 1 August 2019.

Both the Board of Directors and the Selection Committee found Stephen to be an experienced educator with the vision, values, strategic skills and management abilities to lead ABC into the next exciting stage of its development and all agreed that he was the stand out candidate.
Stephen was born in Glasgow, UK and holds an MA (Hons) in English Literature, Language and Scottish Literature from the University of Aberdeen, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Northern College of Education, and a National Professional Qualification for Headship from National College of School Leadership.
This will be his second Headship of an international school. He has worked as Director at Kampala International School in Uganda, a CIS accredited, IB World School, for the last four years. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of international schools in Zambia, Kenya, and the UK. When moving to El Salvador, his wife Jacqui and their three children will join him.
ABC looks forward to welcoming Stephen and his family to the school community and working closely with him to lead ABC forward as it continues to deliver high-quality, values-based education which places students’ well-being at the heart of everything they do.
On his appointment, Stephen Lang said: 

“From the very outset, and throughout the whole selection process, the commitment of the ABC to its values-based approach, very much in tune with my own, shone through. I am grateful to CIS for enabling the match and honoured to have been selected to lead such a great school forward. As a family, we are very excited by the prospect of life in what seems to be a very beautiful and friendly country and looking forward to the challenge of learning Spanish! CIS Leadership Services encouraged and supported me throughout the selection process, helping me to understand the school and its context, as well as facilitating communication between us. The result was that I developed an increasing sense that the ABC was the ideal school for me which in turn engendered a cautious confidence that certainly helped in the final interviews in El Salvador.”

The Board of Directors commented: 

“At the core of every great learning institution is its community’s commitment to high standards and excellence. At the ABC, we do not take our vision of developing ‘responsible, outstanding citizens’ lightly and lead by example: we set ambitious goals for our school just like we do for our students.

One of the key players in helping us maintain our standards high since 1998, has been the Council of International Schools. Having the guidance, support and commitment of an organization with the prestige of CIS Leadership Services during our recruitment process truly reassured us that the candidates we got to know during the interview process were among the best leaders in their field. We are grateful for their services during the process and we are sure Mr Lang is the effective leader that will steer us towards fulfilling our ABC mission and we are confident that he will continue to build on the ABC’s tradition of high standards and excellence.”

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