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Ian Clark

I feel so fortunate that my journey through schools internationally has brought my family and me to St. James Academy. My parents were educators in the UK, and their love of the role inspired me to follow in their footsteps; the best decision I ever made!

As Lower School Head here at SJA, I am working with a truly dedicated and knowledgeable team who keep the children at the center of everything they do. We all believe that children have an innate desire to learn, and as teachers, we must find ways to ignite their interests so that their journey through school is fun, stimulating and encourages them to push their own boundaries; I love to see the engagement in the classroom that can only come from activities that are exciting and intrinsically motivating.

My own children are also growing through the wide-ranging opportunities at SJA, from the classroom to the stage and on the sports fields; they have been introduced to so many new ideas and continue to look for more. It is an honor for me to be part of this special community, and to have a role in the growth of St. James Academy.