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Leadership Searches | Mr. Brian Brumsickle has been appointed as the new Head of School at Stonehill International School


CIS is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Brumsickle has been appointed as the new Head of School at Stonehill International School, commencing 1st August 2019.

Mr. Brian Brumsickle is currently the Acting Head of School at Gyeonggi Suwon International School, South Korea. Originally from the United States of America, he is a professional educator with 32 year’s experience, including 15 years of leadership experience in international schools. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as teaching credentials, in Literature and Social Sciences, a Principal Certification, Superintendent Certification and is completing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. He has proven experience in leadership both as a Head of School, Principal and most importantly as a teacher.

He has extensive experience as an administrator within the South Asia region, as well as an authority in the accreditation and delivery of all three IB programmes. He has led, coordinated and directed large-scale improvement projects within the school systems with International School Services and has brought all three International Baccalaureate programmes into accreditation to schools. He is extremely passionate about the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme and has a Category 3 training for all three. Additionally, he has extensive experience with Boarding programmes both in the US independent schools as well as in international schools in Asia.

Stonehill International School selected CIS Leadership Searches, represented by Pauline O’Brien, Director of Career & Recruitment Services, to lead the search for a new Head of School, in a process involving students, parents, faculty, members of the Education Leadership Team and the Board at SIS. In consultation with the Board members, 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 leader who would lead the next stage of Stonehill International School’s development and growth. Contending candidates were personally video-interviewed by CIS to understand their motivation and vision for leadership before being shortlisted and invited to Bangalore for final onsite interviews.

On his appointment, Mr. Brian Brumsickle said -

‘It is a great honor to be selected as the next Head of School at Stonehill International School. It was clear to me throughout the extensive search process that there is a shared passion for SIS that I found to be exhilarating. This shared vision was providing SIS students with a journey that encapsulates the development of intellect and character that is nurtured in a caring community.

The Stonehill International School community also shares my deepest values and passions that celebrate and support a community grounded in international mindedness, and the development of knowledgeable, caring, and responsible citizens. This in my mind is the truest essence and value, of an international school education.’

On the support he received from CIS during the selection process, Brian added -

I want to thank CIS for their support, for their transparent process, guidance and encouragement through what was a very extensive interview process. Particularly, I wanted to thank Ms. Pauline O’Brien for her professional support, guidance, and encouragement, and in the process supporting, framing, and representing the mission and vision of Stonehill International School community in an informed, genuine, and professional manner. I greatly appreciate the CIS team and Ms. O’Brien for their guidance and support throughout the search process. It is through this process of support and transparency that I feel very confident of the placement process and look forward to contributing to and celebrating the ongoing Stonehill International School experience.

The Board of Stonehill International School commented – ‘We are glad that we chose CIS to lead the recruitment process as they supported us in making the right choice for our school. The guidance of Ms. Pauline O’Brien during the entire recruitment process was professional and detailed. The Stonehill Community looks forward to welcoming Brian onboard’.

Please join CIS in congratulating Brian and Stonehill International School on this excellent appointment. 

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.