On behalf of the Board of Governors of the International School of Luxembourg (ISL), their former Board Chair and Chair of the Search Committee, Robert Deed, we are pleased to announce that DAVID J. CONDON has been appointed School Director, effective August 1, 2021.
David, widely known as DJ, joins ISL following an extensive career as teacher, division head and curriculum leader, and Head of School in public, independent, and international education across the world. Deeply experienced as an English teacher, DJ brings his understanding of the craft of teaching to all aspects of his leadership. After teaching in Florida’s Pinellas County Schools for 10 years, DJ began his international teaching career at the American International School of Rotterdam, followed by teaching and IB coordinating at Taipei American School where he also held multiple middle level positions culminating in the position of K-12 Principal for Curriculum, Research, and Program Development. Successive roles at the International School of Yangon as Secondary Principal and Hong Kong International School first as Associate Head, then Head of School prepared DJ for the headship at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan. Most recently DJ took on the Head of School post at Le Jardin Academy in Hawaii, a full continuum IB World School.
Since completing his tenure at LJA, DJ is completing his studies for a PH.D. in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota where, at his journey’s start, he had earned a B.A. in English, followed by an M.A. in English Education at the University of South Florida. Throughout his career DJ has been a contributor to international education as a writer, conference speaker, participant in accreditations, and Board membership in regional associations.
DJ Condon will follow the long-serving and distinguished tenure of Director Nicki Crush who has been an integral part of ISL as teacher, Upper School Principal, and Director since first joining ISL in 1995. Nicki will retire at the conclusion of the 2020/2021 academic year.
The International School of Luxembourg, its search committee, and Search Associates would like to thank all the excellent candidates who expressed an interest in the Director position and everyone who supported and assisted the search process
David J. Condon