Aga Khan School, Dhaka, Principal

Aga Khan Education Services has appointed Dale Taylor the new Principal of the Aga Khan School, Dhaka, in Bangladesh (AKS,D). Dale is due to join the school in July 2019 from her current post at SEV American College in Turkey.

Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is one of the largest private not-for-profit educational networks in the developing world. It currently operates over 200 schools and educational programmes across East Africa, and Central and South Asia, providing a diverse mix of quality pre-school, primary, secondary, and higher secondary education services to more than 85,000 students. The Aga Khan School, Dhaka, and AKES school, is a highly regarded coeducational day school for 1,200 students, offering an international education from Pre-K through to Grade 12.

Society was commissioned to run a global search for an experienced school administrator with strong credentials in both the IB and British National Curriculum to assume leadership of the School. Society’s consultants engaged a large number of individuals based all over the world to spread the word about this appointment and secure the interest of a diverse set of candidates. We sought the advice of our network of contacts in the international education sector, while also making direct approaches to close-fit individuals not known to us. We were particularly interested in people who could demonstrate a strong values alignment with AKES, as well as possessing the interpersonal and collaborative leadership skills required to lead and support this school community.

Dale is a Canadian currently living and working in Istanbul, Turkey. Her career in international education has taken her all over the world, from the US to Kuwait, Qatar to Turkey. She is a passionate educator with extensive experience in secondary education.

On her new post, Dale commented:

“I am looking forward to working with such a professional and knowledgeable team at the Aga Khan School Dhaka. The Aga Khan Development Network is conducting such valuable work in education, culture and development and I feel privileged to work in one of their schools that has allowed students to achieve a great deal.”

On working with Society on this process, she further added:

“Working with Kerry and Conor at Society was one of the best recruiting experiences I have ever had. Both individuals were professional, caring, communicative, and transparent. Society is an organization with members of high integrity. I have great confidence in the personnel there.”

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