Meet The New Superintendent!
EL Singapore|November 2020
Fresh from winning a “Global Be Well Day” challenge, we speak to the new Superintendent of Stamford American International School, DR MARK WENZEL, about his unique approach to community-building.
Dee Khanduja

First, congrats on the Global Be Well Day win! What did it involve?

It was a fun challenge where we clocked our footsteps against other schools from the Cognita Education group. SAIS kids, parents and staff clocked 6,000km in five days! There was a real sense of spirit and community – and I got to dress up as a lion and do my lion dance.

What brought you to Singapore?

My wife Julie and I were attracted to the multicultural environment, diversity and safety of Singapore, and I was drawn to SAIS because of its values and school spirit. Joining a school that has deep values and invests in the overall wellbeing of children is very important to me. So I moved here with my wife and three kids.

What are some things you particularly like about the SAIS environment?

I’m impressed with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. It has a deep philosophical underpinning, which is ultimately about raising thoughtful, good citizens. The academic approach is deeply conceptual, thematic and cross disciplinary, so it’s an incredibly rich model which excites me.

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