Fairgreen International School, part of the Esol Education family of international schools, has appointed Mr. Edward Pearce as its new Director, beginning the 2021-2022 academic year. With over 20 years of international school leadership and teaching experience, Mr Pearce joins Fairgreen with a firm belief in building strong leadership teams, a background in school improvement, and a passion for sustainability.
Most recently, Mr Pearce held a four-year post as Head of School at The British International School Chicago, Lincoln Park in the United States, where he received a prestigious Cannes Award for his school’s ‘Floating Gardens’ conservation project, aimed at rehabilitating river banks and local wildlife, in consultation with Chicago-based Urban Rivers.
“An experienced leader with an international track record of impressive accomplishments”
“I am excited to build upon the solid foundation laid by Fairgreen’s current leaders, teachers and student body,” shared Mr. Pearce. “Fairgreen is focused on innovation and preparing students to be a voice and means for positive change in the world, and I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to guide and direct this inspiring momentum.”
“We are pleased to welcome Ed Pearce as Fairgreen’s next leader. With a future-forward mindset and focus on ensuring students’ academic success and overall wellbeing, he is an ideal candidate to take the helm. An experienced leader with an international track record of impressive accomplishments, Ed believes in community building and the importance of synergy between schools and the families they serve,” said Mr. Tammam Abushakra, Chairman of Fairgreen’s Board of Governors.
He received a prestigious Cannes Award for his school’s ‘Floating Gardens’ conservation project
Mr. Pearce will be taking over from Founding Director Graeme Scott, who has led Fairgreen since its inception in 2018 and will be transitioning into education consultancy.
Having served as the Deputy Head of Repton Preparatory School in Dubai from 2008-2011, Mr. Pearce has firsthand knowledge of the educational landscape in the Emirate. He also brings with him a broad international perspective from his leadership experience at prestigious schools in the United States, China, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Pearce is originally from Australia and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management from University of Western Sydney. He is also a fully accredited school inspector under the British Schools Overseas inspection framework.