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Dr Kevin Ruth

Managing Director, Westlake Global

Dr Kevin Ruth is Managing Director of Westlake Global, an innovation and growth firm for K-12 independent and international schools, as well as domestic (US) and international post-secondary institutions and institutions of higher education. His leadership roles have included President of Moreland University (Washington, DC) and Chief Executive of the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (London). In addition to 26 years in education, he has given 23 years of service as a board member on non-profit boards, including four years as an independent school governing board member. Kevin is a Fellow in the UK-based Royal Society of Arts; member of the Online Executive Panel (Education) for McKinsey & Company; judge for the International School Awards; past lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities; and an advisor to multiple international education projects, including contributions to the OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University, as well as executive education credentials from Stanford University, and the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. A polyglot with seven languages, Kevin is a Stanford Certified Project Manager®, a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor®, and holds citizenship in the US and UK. 

 

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Empowered leaders empowering learners
Empowered leaders empowering learners

UNIS Hanoi believe strongly that great leaders are made, and not born. Megan Brazil and Jenny-Lee Moore from UNIS Hanoi share some advice to help empower international school leaders. Read more

Action research as an improvement driver in international schools
Action research as an improvement driver in international schools

By engaging in action research projects, a team of advanced skills teachers have successfully improved the quality of teaching and learning against the school improvement plan. By supporting practice with educational research and emphasising the ‘why’ behind improvement efforts, staff members have bought into the process and are achieving more meaningful progress. Read more

Hybrid learning partnerships: three ways to support your school’s growth  
Hybrid learning partnerships: three ways to support your school’s growth  

A hybrid learning partnership can be the key to steadying, expanding and futureproofing your international school. Delivering world-class, live, interactive teaching fully online, 2023 COBIS Award winner King’s InterHigh is a solution international schools trust. Read more

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