Last week’s conversation on Anchored in Education talked about taking on leadership responsibilities in different parts of our world in a moment of crisis. Today, I want to explore what leadership in education looks like in different parts of our world, leaving out the crisis part.
The Dwight School is a private independent for-profit college preparatory school located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in New York City. They offer an International Baccalaureate curriculum and in addition to the New York campus, have global campuses located in London; Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China; Dubai in the United Arab Emirates; and, coming in August 2024, Hanoi, Vietnam.
My guest today is Brantley Turner, and she has been tapped to lead the opening of the Dwight School in Hanoi. Brantley Turner serves as the East Asia Education Director for Dwight Schools, brings 25 years of experience in China, including a decade as the founding principal of a unique collaborative high school approved by China’s Ministry of Education. This is the first time Anchored in Education has really expanded beyond the U.S. border to learn more about global education in both teaching and learning.
Brantley Turner, the East Asia Education Director for Dwight Schools, brings 25 years of experience in
China, including a decade as the founding principal of a unique Sino-U.S. high school approved by China’s
Ministry of Education. Her recent ventures include educational start-ups in Vietnam.
Renowned for her groundbreaking East-West school leadership and exceptional Chinese communication skills, Brantley is a fervent believer in the power of disruption in education. She views school leadership as a dynamic space for exploring individual assumptions and perspectives, and how these can either hinder or propel progress.
Her commitment to constant innovation in leadership, school enhancement, arts programs, and educational technology underpins her drive for top student outcomes in Asia. Brantley is a forward-thinking leader in global 21st-century education discussions.