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Leadership Searches | Bruce Ferguson will be joining DY Patil International School, Belgium as their new Head of School


CIS is delighted to announce that Mr. Bruce Ferguson will be joining DY Patil International School, Belgium as their new Head of School, after an extensive international search. Our sincere congratulations go out to Mr. Bruce Ferguson and DY Patil International School for this excellent appointment. 

Mr. Bruce Ferguson joins DY Patil International School as their new Head of School as of August 2018. Mr. Ferguson is an experienced international educator and brings over 20 years of experience in nine different countries. An American citizen, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Ferguson began his career as an educator in the United States public school system, and from there went to international schools in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Mr. Ferguson has taught English and Social Studies in grades 5-12. He has also held the leadership positions of Head of Department, Athletics Director, Activities Coordinator, IBMYP Coordinator, IBDP Coordinator, Head of Secondary School and Head of School. He has experience in schools with American curriculum, International curriculum, IGCSE and IB programmes.

DY Patil International School retained CIS Leadership Searches, represented by Pauline O’Brien, Director of Career & Recruitment Services, to lead the search for a new Head of School. A process of careful evaluation ensued, matching the skills, experiences and philosophies of the candidates against the needs of the school to find an outstanding individual, who would not only maintain the standards, the school has set so far, but would over reach and take this school to the next levels of achievements. Contending candidates were personally video-interviewed by CIS and reviewed before being invited to Belgium for final interview to meet with the Search Committee, Executive Director and constituent groups of the community.

The Board of DY Patil International School said “We are pleased to state that Mr. Bruce Ferguson is an exemplary educator with relevant experience. He is ambitious, dynamic and determined to propel the school forward. We are also very grateful to CIS for providing such a professional service. Pauline was very astute in understanding our requirements and this was very much reflected in the selection candidates. The whole process was seamless, on schedule and as a result of this, we believe we have secured a perfect fit to what our school needs.”

Bruce commented “I am happy to be joining the DY Patil International School of Belgium and looking forward to leading in the school’s continual growth and improvement. Thank you to Pauline and the team at CIS for facilitating the process. It was great to be well represented by them.”

DY Patil International School is excited about this new appointment and looks forward to welcoming Mr. Bruce Ferguson to their school to ensure that DY Patil International School continues to thrive and deliver the world class education that children deserve.

CIS Career & Recruitment Services provides a variety of solutions to accommodate a school’s individual recruitment needs. CIS is a dedicated partner in the search and selection of a new Head of School, Principal or Divisional Leader, providing our expertise and support throughout the entire search, screening and placement process. Our personal approach maximises the potential of a successful match. Learn more.