Secondary Principal, The Alice Smith School
Roger has 33 years of secondary educational experience with the last 17 years serving in international schools in Asia, all member schools of FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia). He started his career as a teacher of Secondary Mathematics and Science with the State Education Department Queensland before moving up the leadership ladder. His last 23 years of experience at school leadership and management level has included posts in Queensland, the International School in Brunei, Taipei European School in Taiwan and currently as Secondary Principal at the Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur.
Roger is a member of Australian Council of Educational Leaders and holds a Master of Education from University of Southern Queensland, majoring in Educational Leadership and Management. An alumnus of the University of Queensland, he has a Bachelors of Science and a post graduate Diploma in Education, majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry. Roger also completed a CELTA with the Australian College of English in 2000.
The Alice Smith School Secondary Campus at Equine Park has an excellent reputation and standing in the region and was judged to be excellent in a British Schools Overseas Inspection in October 2011. Student attainment is consistently very high and there is an extensive programme of wider learning and enrichment. In 2011, a new dedicated building comprising Media, Business and Economics Learning Spaces, Careers and University Guidance Centre and a Business Centre was opened and more recently, the expansion and refurbishment of the science facilities have greatly enhanced the learning environment at the campus. Further plans for improvement will develop the secondary campus as one of the most modern schools in the region, equipped with high quality learning facilities and resources and staffed with teachers utilising best practice and pedagogy.