Dr. Greg Brunton
DirectorDr. Greg Brunton has been an educator since 1996 and worked with schools in Florida until 2005 when he decided to move into the international arena. Greg has been an IB educator since 2005 and was Elementary School Principal at the K International School Tokyo, a full IB continuum school similar to WISS. He joined WISS as the Primary School Principal. Greg holds bachelor degrees in Elementary Education and Public Administration, a Masters degree in K-8 Math and Science Education, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. His dissertation focused on collaboration within intercultural professional learning communities. He is an Adjunct Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA, teaching online and onsite classes on teacher supervision and data-based decision making. He also enjoys playing the bass clarinet in the WISS Community Orchestra.
Secondary Principal / IB DP Mathematics ExaminerMr. D’Airelle was born in Leeds in the United Kingdom and has been teaching internationally since 1998 in Indonesia, Singapore, Ukraine and Germany. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree and Master’s degree at Aberdeen University, and holds a second Master’s degree in Education from Framingham University. Mr. D’Airelle has worked across the whole IB continuum, having been a PYP, MYP and Diploma teacher, and has experienced first hand how students grow in a hands-on, inquiry-based learning community. Having been an Environments Leader for the MYP, Mr. D’Airelle has a deep commitment to sustainability and loves to lead students as they explore the natural world around them.
Primary School Principal / IB Workshop Leader / IB Site Visiting Team MemberMs. Doreen Garrigan has been in the education field for 25 years, having worked in a variety of school settings and systems, utilizing a variety of instructional practices. Originally from the central coast of California, Doreen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno. She later completed a Master of Arts degree in Administrative Leadership from the George Washington University in Washington D.C. It is the IB philosophy and mission that Doreen strongly believes supports and inspires children to become lifelong learners. She has seen the results in her own child. Bringing with her an extensive background in curriculum design and instructional programming and practices for high ability students, Doreen is thrilled to be in the WISS community.
Early Years School Principal / IB Workshop Leader / IB Site Visiting Team MemberOriginally from the UK, Fiona Morris has been working internationally since 2005, having worked extensively at schools in England. Fiona is a strong advocate of inquiry based learning, with many years experience as a teacher and administrator in the PYP. WISS is Fiona’s third IB school, having worked widely in Asia and Europe after leaving the UK to work with children around the world. Fiona has been Lead Teacher at the Prague British School, Junior School Coordinator at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City, and Early Years Coordinator at WISS from 2006 to 2009. Fiona holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Ms. Renee Gian has been an educator for nearly 20 years, teaching a variety of subjects throughout her career before becoming the Admissions Director of a large international school in Cairo. Originally from Buffalo, NY; Renee earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Canisius College and Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership for International Educators from the University of Northern Iowa. Renee began her career in international education in Alexandria, Egypt and then moved to Cairo where she spent 18 years before moving to Shanghai with her son. She enjoys working in dynamic, culturally diverse, and caring communities. So she is thrilled to be part of the WISS community especially during this very exciting time of growth.