The International High School of New Orleans (IHS) is pleased to announce its selection of Sean Wilson as the school’s new Head of School. The school’s board of directors, Voices for International Business and Education (VIBE), made their selection at their March Board Meeting.
“We are thrilled to have Sean Wilson as our new Head of School,” said IHS Board President Rob Couhig. “Sean’s extensive experience, combined with his commitment and passion for local language immersion education made him the ideal choice for our school. We will be lucky to have him and know that he will bring IHS to new level of excellence. ”
Mr. Wilson has been the Head of School at the high performing language immersion International School of Louisiana for eight years, seeing it through the expansion to two additional campuses. During his tenure, ISL expanded the number of students and campuses it served, including Jefferson Parish. ISL was named Charter School of the Year, a Certified World Language School and was consistently a high-performing school.
“I look forward to bringing my experience in a language rich, culturally diverse environment to a high school level,” said Mr. Wilson. “The programs I put in place at the International School of Louisiana are thriving and I am ready to take on a new challenge and ensure that students have a quality language immersion high school to continue their global education.”
The finalists were selected from a careful nationwide search process of nearly 100 candidates eventually narrowed down to three finalists.
“I believe that immersion education is crucial in developing a student’s critical thinking skills and providing students with a competitive edge that they may not have had otherwise. My goal at IHS is to secure a path of language learning for many of the region’s immersion students through high school,” said Mr. Wilson. “I am thankful to ISL for the wonderful experiences I had there and to IHS for allowing me to continue my passion on another level.”