Grade Level Leaders (EY / Elementary)

Welcome to our vibrant and dynamic 2024/5 community for Grade Level Leaders (EY / Elementary)!

The Primary Grade Level Leader Community is a vibrant forum where dedicated educators gather to discuss and collaborate on leadership matters concerning this vital role. This community meets regularly to exchange ideas, strategies, and resources that support your team to deliver effective teaching and learning for their students.

Conversations within this community revolve around the challenges and rewards of leading collaborative teams, as well as curriculum development, innovative teaching methods and classroom management specific to the primary grade levels. Anyone leading a grade level team in Early Years or Primary should consider joining this community to contribute to and benefit from collective wisdom in primary education.

As a member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Peer Networking & Learning: Engage with like-minded professionals in the international school community to share experiences, insights, and best practices.
  • Regional Relevance: Access valuable information, resources, and ideas from peers in the same regional context.
  • Ongoing Engagement: Attend professionally hosted online meetings throughout the year to discuss the latest trends and innovations in HR and education. 
  • Collaborative Platform: An exclusive online community to share management strategies and exchange ideas on enhancing HR practices in educational settings.
By joining the Grade Level Leaders Community, you’ll gain the support, knowledge, and insights essential for becoming a world-class Grade Level Leader in the education space. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your professional development journey, stay current with best practices, and build lasting connections with your peers.

Live Session Dates & Times:

All 4 live sessions for this community will be on Tuesdays between 17:00-18:30pm (HKT) on the following dates:

  1. October 15, 2024
  2. November 26, 2024
  3. February 25, 2025
  4. March 25, 2025

Meet the Host:

Michael Iannini

Michael Iannini is ACAMIS’s Leadership Development Facilitator, a Search Associates Partner supporting its members in China to improve Recruitment, Induction, and Retention of Overseas Teachers, and a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant with the following areas of expertise:

  • Appraisal and Professional Development 
  • Leadership Training
  • School Governance
  • Strategic Planning

Michael’s first book, Hidden in Plain Site: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, is the foundation for all his leadership development work. Since writing this book he launched www.middleleader.com where he is regularly posting articles on school leadership and interviews with school leadership influencers.”

Ray Chow, originally from Canada, is a Beijing-based leadership consultant and executive coach with 25+ years of experience in corporate and educational sectors. Adept in HR and operational leadership, Ray has worked with organizations like EY Ernst & Young and international schools across Asia and Europe. As a PeerSphere facilitator, Ray aims to create an environment that fosters collective learning and growth. Ray specializes in adaptive mindset shifts, cross-cultural communication, talent management, change management, and workplace coaching. He is married to an educator and administrator, raising three children in a bilingual world school in Beijing.

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