School Leadership


Head of School

Dr. Brenda

  • Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Doctorate in Education Administration, Bethel University
  • Master’s Degree in Teaching, Columbia International University
  • Graduate Certificate in Theology, Columbia International University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Central Connecticut State University
  • K-12 Educational Administrator License, State of Minnesota, USA

Areas of expertise:

  • Active WASC Visiting Committee Member
  • Policy development
  • Active coaching, goal-setting and development of school leaders
  • Cognitive Coaching, WIDA, IB Continuum, CIE, IGCSE
  • Leadership for curriculum alignment Implementation of 21st Century Learning Skills (Approaches to Learning) and Professional Learning Communities
  • Recruitment, hiring, and orientation of teachers
  • Outstanding Professional Development strategic planning and presentation skills

Select Achievements

  • Data Driven and results-oriented leadership:

IBDP Scores 2019 average: 35; highest earned: 45 (highest possible)

IBDP Scores 2018 average: 35; highest earned: 45 (highest possible)

  • Response To Intervention 2017-18 High School Reading Levels: below grade-level readers raised to grade level: 43%
  • Advancement of Inclusive and Special Needs education to serve 40% more identified students
  • Publication: Williamson, B. (2010) The Influence of Neurocognitive Professional Development on Teacher Self-Reported Constructivist Teaching Practices

Professional Experience:

  • Director of Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Officer, International School), Grades K-12, Taejeon Christian International School (IB Continuum school), Daejeon, South Korea (2017-2019)
  • Academic Principal (Chief Academic Officer, International School), Grades K-12, Sekolah Pelita Harapan Kemang Village (IB DP program; Cambridge Primary, Secondary, and IGCSE), Jakarta, Indonesia (2012-2017)
  • Primary Department Chair (International University Administrator and Lecturer in Teacher Education), Universitas Pelita Harapan Jakarta, Indonesia (2011-2012)
  • Principal (Elementary/Primary Principal), K-6 (American Curriculum), Northlake School, Covington, Louisiana (2008-2011)
  • Director of Curriculum K-12 Charis National Academy Malang, Indonesia (2005-2008)
  • Teacher, Upper Elementary, Palmetto Academy; Mt. Pleasant, SC (2001-2005)
  • Teacher, Upper Elementary, Charleston County School District; Charleston, SC (2000-2001)
  • Teacher, Middle School Math, Richland District One; Columbia, SC (1996-1998)

Years of Experience: Nearly 25 years experience as classroom teacher and school administrator


BCIS Secondary Vice - Principal

Mr. Sy

- Bachelor of Education, University of Pedagogy, HCMC, 2010

- Intel Teach to the Future, University of Ho Chi Minh, 2011

- Certificate of Education Administration - Ha Noi National University of Education, 2016

- IB Workshops, Category TOK, 2016

Teaching experience: 8 years

Administrative experience: 3 years