Head of School's message

Dear CISS community, 

I am pleased to introduce myself to you as your new Head of School.  Over the next few months and years, you and I will be collaborating as we usher in the second decade of CISS’s evolution as a community of excellence in education here in HCMC.

Even now as the start of the school year 2020-2021 brings questions about life with and after COVID-19, I hear from my office the sounds of students being coached in the pool, socializing in the cafeteria, and a teacher’s voice enthusiastically calling out instructions as the students raise happy voices to respond.  One thing that will certainly not change this year is that we will need to continue to work with students to create those character education opportunities, necessary learning skills, and learning dispositions in a world full of big challenges.  

I hope to help this community to navigate those important challenges to our students’ education.  I have been working alongside the administrators of both BCIS and CIS for the last three months to ensure a smooth transition into the next school year. Soon, I hope to share with you announcements about upcoming curriculum changes that will benefit your child and their future.  I hope to introduce you to new staff that will make an impact on your child’s character and foundational dispositions.  I also hope to bring my experiences from the greater international school community to CISS.  

Finding a school that understands your desire to give your child wings, while simultaneously keeping them grounded in good character and culture is no small thing.  We will carry-on our goal of giving students ‘roots and wings’ while continuing to move forward into the next iteration of CISS.

I hope you will introduce yourself as you have the opportunity, I look forward to working with you.


Dr. Brenda
Brenda J. Williamson, Ed.D.

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