RACHEL CALDWELL - PRETORIA CAMPUS PRINCIPAL
Prior to joining AISJ’s Pretoria Campus as Principal in July 2013, Rachel worked as Head of Primary/Deputy Head of School in a large international school in Guangzhou, China. Previously, Rachel was Principal of The International School of Milan’s Monza Section; a K-8 campus similar in organization to our own in Pretoria.
Rachel has a BA Combined Honours: English Literature and Drama (London, UK), Post Graduate Certificate of Education (London, UK), MA: International Leadership and Change (Hong Kong).
Her career began over 25 years ago in inner city London. After 2 years she moved into international education, working first in The Dominican Republic (where she met and married her Italian husband) and then Turkey, where their son Max, was born. The family relocated to Italy in 2000 where Rachel worked initially as Dean of Lower School at the International School of Turin.
Rachel is an experienced practitioner having taught from the Early Years through to Middle School in a wide range of roles including classroom teacher, specialist ELL teacher, Language and Curriculum Coordinator, Campus Coordinator and IB PYP Coordinator. Rachel enjoyed a long period as a very active workshop leader, school visitor and field representative for the International Baccalaureate, and presented in school, in cooperation and regional workshops throughout Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Asia.
Rachel loves to travel, read, eat her husband’s wonderful cooking and enjoy the company of family, friends and her dogs.