Mr. Bob at D-PREP Wai Kru event

Message from our School Principal

A Message from our D-PREP School Principal, Mr. Robert (Bob) Jackson

Greetings to our D-PREP Community,

I am tremendously excited at the opportunity to be serving as your principal at the D-PREP International School for the upcoming school year. I say serving because my leadership style is built on a foundation of servitude – service to students, staff, parents, and the wider school community. I am looking forward to bringing that ethos to D-PREP and assisting in the professional learning of staff and the continued growth of student achievement.

I have long been a supporter of schools as learning organizations. “A learning organization is a place where the beliefs, values, and norms of the employees are brought to bear in support of sustained learning where a “learning atmosphere,” “learning culture,” or learning climate” is nurtured;” (“What Makes a School a Learning Organization?” OECD, 2016). D-PREP’s focus on expeditionary and experiential learning is new to me, and I look forward to the role of lead learner at the school.

A little biographical information about myself is I have over 25 years of experience in school administration in Ontario, Canada, a jurisdiction that has done consistently well over the years on PISA tests. I have an insatiable appetite for school leadership and was a founding member, steering team committee member, and facilitator of the Leading Student Achievement initiative in Ontario. This initiative provided training to principals across the province for over 14 years.

I taught the Principals’ Qualification course for the University of Western Ontario and have been an instructor for International School Leadership and worked with educators from various international schools and jurisdictions throughout the world e.g., Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Qatar, South Africa, Lesotho, Australia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, New Zealand, China, Brazil, and Peru. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to be part of the professional group of educators at DPREP and am looking forward to the year ahead.

Bob Jackson
School Principal
Didyasarin International Preparatory School Bangkok