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Leadership Searches | Lindsey Berns will be joining Mulgrave School, the International School of Vancouver, as their new Deputy Head of School
Posted 14/06/2018 11:01


CIS is delighted to announce that Lindsey Berns will be joining Mulgrave School, the International School of Vancouver, as their new Deputy Head of School after an extensive search process. Our sincere congratulations go out to 
Lindsey Berns and Mulgrave School for this excellent appointment. 

Lindsey is currently the Director of Studies and Deputy Head of Secondary at Chinese International School in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Lindsey was IB DP Coordinator, Grade Level Leader (Grades 9 & 10), and a DP level Theory of Knowledge teacher at ISF (Independent Schools Foundation) Academy in Hong Kong. Before that, Lindsey spent eight years at Brooklyn Friends School in New York where she was the Director of College Counselling and the Chair of the Guidance Committee, which oversaw pastoral care of students from PK-12, and Associate Director of the IB Diploma Programme. Lindsey has worked in a variety of schools and positions that have allowed her to develop as an effective and inspiring leader, along with a deep understanding of the IB programmes.  

In addition to her professional experience, Lindsey holds an M.S. degree in Adolescent Education from Pace University, which she earned through a Fellowship funded by the NYC Department of Education. She also has a Masters in Art History from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in poetry from Oberlin College. Lindsey brings a wealth of knowledge and a breadth of experience from schools around the world and will be a wonderful addition to the Mulgrave community.

Mulgrave retained CIS Leadership Searches, represented by Pauline O’Brien, Director of Career & Recruitment Services, to lead the search for a new Deputy Head of School. A process of careful evaluation ensued, matching the skills, experiences and philosophies of the candidates against the needs of the school. Contending candidates were personally video-interviewed by CIS to ensure that each candidate put forward to Mulgrave was a potential match. Finalists were then invited to Vancouver to meet with the Head of School and constituent groups of the community.

John Wray, Head of School commented ‘We are delighted that Lindsey and her family will be joining the community at Mulgrave. Her international and IB experience and her wide portfolio of skills and qualities make her an ideal fit for our leadership team and our school’.

Lindsey Berns added ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Mulgrave, an innovative and forward-looking school, at this exciting stage in its development. I sincerely thank CIS' leadership recruitment service for a personalized, well-organized search process, led by Pauline O'Brien who offered invaluable wisdom and insight at every step.’

Mulgrave is excited about this new appointment and looks forward to welcoming Lindsey to the Mulgrave community.


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.


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