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Dr. Andy Page-Smith

Director, International School of Johannesburg
Andy Page-Smith

Educators' Conference
Area of Specialty:Governance

Andy Page –Smith was born in Britain and Emigrated to Tasmania, Australia as a child. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Australia teaching all levels K-12. Before entering international education he worked as a consultant in literacy development and as an associate professor of education. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Sarasota, Florida, with research on "Mentoring in Cross-Cultural Contexts". This is his sixteenth year overseas – having held leadership positions in Kuwait, Vietnam, Qatar and Hong Kong, as well as serving on the NESA Board and President of ACAMIS for four years. In August 2010 he took up his current appointment as Director of the American School of Johannesburg He also currently serves on the Board of Academy of International School Heads as well as working as an adjunct professor for Lehigh University. He has particular interest in leadership, governance, and teaching and learning. He is married with an eleven year-old daughter adopted from Vietnam.


Full Day Institute

Title Strategic Governance
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered October 17th
Description The institute will look at the many facets of school governance with a view to how Board members can show strategic governance. It will look at the work of Chait, Ryan and Taylor’s in “Governance and Leadership” and how some of these principles can frame their responsibilities, actions and priorities. It will be an interactive day where participants will be encouraged to share their realities and problem-solve together. It will address areas of responsibility, strategic planning, and vision while discussing realities of the region such as transitions, consistencies and day to day challenges facing schools.
  • Understand the basic principles of strategic governance
  • Gain a understanding of the strategic role of a board member
  • Gain an awareness of Governance as Leadership
Target Audience Administrators, School Board Members and Teachers
Conference Material None

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