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A Trailblazer to Grow Community

Elizabeth Head became the Head of School at the International School of Indiana in January 2019.
She previously served as General Director of Pan-American School, San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica, a private, international, bilingual school, offering the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme to approximately 600 students from age 18 months to grade 12 living in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.
Before joining the Pan-American School, Ms. Head was co-owner, co-founder, and General Director of Lighthouse International School in Guachipelin, Costa Rica. At Lighthouse International School, she had the opportunity to develop the school from its inception, opening it successfully with full enrollment in all grade levels. She also lead the new school through the candidacy phase of its IB authorization process.

Head possesses a breadth of experience with IB curriculum, language immersion, and strategic growth. She was drawn to ISI by its distinct academics, particularly its commitment to IB and providing language immersion in three different languages, and by the school's potential for growth.  

“The world benefits from the kind of graduates that ISI produces,” Head says. “These students offer the local and international communities not only their stellar intellect and problem-solving skills to face the world’s most complex issues but also the essential components of humanity and service to those with whom they interact.”


Ms. Head in the NEws

The Head of School and ISI are often the focus of local and regional media features that explore the Midwest's most distinct academics.

Indianapolis Business Journal, September 2019
Ms. Head discussed the launch of the ONE ISI capital campaign, the campaign to create a unified campus. 

Inside Indiana Business, September 2019
Ms. Head discussed the launch of the ONE ISI capital campaign, the campaign to create a unified campus. 

Ms. Head visits the popular morning show to discuss the ISI Lower School community garden project. 
Host Gerry Dick interviews Ms. Head about her vision to unite ISI campuses through the ONE Campaign.
An interview with Ms. Head informed a short feature on ISI on page 5 of this edition of the newsletter.



Ms. Head in her own words

The Head of School shares strategic priorities, vision for the future, and sentiments about the ISI impact in articles written for the school community.

First 100 Days

"My decision to work at ISI was deeply personal, as I believed attending ISI was the best decision for my own children. During my first 100 days, the ISI community proved that my decision was the right one."

A New Leader for a New Era

"I knew what I wanted for my own kids,” Head said. “I wanted the language immersion aspects, the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme."

MS. Head gets social

The Head of School loves engaging with the Central Indiana community, and many of her interactions are shared on ISI social media platforms.


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