DAVID ROSS FISHER

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					DAVID ROSS FISHER
American International School / Dhaka 12 UN Road, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1212 Personal Web Site: www.fisherpages.com Email: fisherdands@yahoo.com; fisherab87@post.harvard.edu

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING (incl. IB/AP), TOK TEACHING, IB/ACADEMIC COORDINATION, UNIVERSITY COUNSELING
TEACHING AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE
American International School/Dhaka, Bangladesh – 2004 – Present • University Advisor – Counsel students and manage application procedures for universities (primarily in North America). • IB Coordinator 2005-06 – Was part of a team of two coordinators charged with implementing new IB program at AIS/D starting 2006-2007. • Social Studies Department Head 2005 –06 – Worked on curriculum reform focusing on re-aligning courses to match new school-wide standards and benchmarks system. • Social Studies Teacher –Have taught IB History (HL - Americas), Theory of Knowledge, AP European History (2006 Score Average = 4.2), US History, Modern World History (Gr. 10). • Extracurricular – MUN Coach, Senior Class Advisor (2004-05), Sophomore Class Advisor/Discovery Trip Leader to Vietnam and Borneo (2005-07) • IB Assistant Examiner – Mark Theory of Knowledge (TOK) scripts as an external assessor for the IB Organization. • Workshops and Professional Development – Candidate for Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in International Relations w/ Salve Regina University (9 credits to date w/ 4.0 GPA); IB TOK Experienced Teacher Workshop (Oxford, UK, June 2006); Understanding by Design (Dhaka, 2006); Rubicon/Atlas (Dhaka, 2006). American-British Academy (ABA), Muscat, Oman – 2000-2004 • Director of Studies – Shared the administration responsibility for the Secondary School (G6-12, 250 students) with the “Director of Student Services”. Specific duties involved: Curriculum Design and Assessment (IB Diploma, IGCSE and IB MYP); Oversight of the English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Information Technology and Physical Education Departments as well as the office of the IB Coordinator; Teacher Evaluation; Oversight of Standardized Testing; Admissions Review; and Authorship/Design of key publications such as the High School Academic Manual and Secondary School Handbook. Member of the Board of Directors Policy and Planning Committee. • University Advisor – Led group of three advisors charged with counseling students on applications to universities around the world. Personal area of responsibility involved US/Canada University Advising and Placement. Wrote the school’s handbook on Applying to Universities in the USA and Canada. • High School Teacher – Taught IB History (HL - South Asia, Middle East), US History, Theory of Knowledge, and IB Theatre Arts/English A1 (SL – one quarter). IB Extended Essay Advisor. Age Range: 14-18. • Extracurricular – Harvard Model Congress/MUN Advisor, Running Club Advisor. Also assisted on International Award expeditions. • Workshops and Professional Development – ECIS Conferences in Nice (2000) and The Hague (2001) for IBMYP Coordination and University Advising, IGCSE/MYP Curriculum Review Group (American-British Academy/Munich International School), Middle States Re-Accreditation Team for Al Worood School (Abu Dhabi, 2002), College Board training in university advising (Georgetown, USA, Summer 2001). International School of Manila, Philippines – 1998-2000 • Social Studies Teacher - Taught IB European History (HL), IB Contemporary World History (SL), TOK, 10th grade Geography, 9th grade Twentieth Century History (one semester). IB Extended Essay Advisor and Extended Essay Writing Retreat Supervisor. Age Range: 14-18. • Extracurricular – IASAS Debate Coach, Assistant Director of King Lear, Honor Council Advisor, ICARE Service Learning Trip Advisor, Member of School Purpose and Governance Focus Group (WASC review). • Awards and Distinctions - Chosen as commencement speaker by the 1999 senior class. Nearly 50% of IB History students in 1999 received marks of “6” and “7”. • Workshops – IB TOK (Florida 1999).

Lincoln American-International School, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 1994-1997 • IB Co-Coordinator – Wrote, developed and implemented a new IB curriculum for Lincoln School; promoted the IB program amongst the student body and parent community, enormously increasing IB Diploma and Certificate enrollment over three years. Worked with the school’s official IB Coordinator to advise teachers, students, and administrators on IB curricular issues. • Social Studies Dept. Head – Appointed in 1996. Wrote and developed curriculum, emphasizing IB preparation, internationalism, and writing skills development in the 9-10th grade levels. • Social Studies/History/Drama Teacher – Taught IB History of the Americas (HL), IB Contemporary World History (SL), TOK, US History (AP and regular), Drama. Extended Essay Advisor. Age Range: 14-18. • Extracurricular – MUN Advisor, Director of Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite, Senior Trip Sponsor (1995). • Awards and Distinctions – Nearly 50% of IB History students in 1997 received marks of “6” and “7”. IB History of the Americas (HL) students in 1996 examinations received highest concentration of "7" marks in the Latin American region for their subject (five "7s" out of ten awarded in Latin America for Nov. & May sessions). Honored with yearbook dedication in 1996. Received Tufts University certificate of “special recognition as an outstanding teacher” (Oct. 1995). • Workshops – IB History (Bs. Aires 1995), IB Coordinator (Bs. Aires 1996), AASA Conference (Bs. Aires 1996). International School of Manila, Philippines - 1988-1990 • Social Studies/History/Drama Teacher - Youngest member of the high school faculty. Taught IB Contemporary World History (SL), ninth Grade Geography/Ancient History, ESL Geography/Ancient History, Public Speaking/Drama. Age Range: 14-18. • Extracurricular – Theatrical Production (various plays), Public Speaking and Debate Club Advisor. • Awards and Distinctions - Chosen as commencement speaker by the 1990 senior class. Student Body Association Award for “Dedication and Contribution to the School”. In 1990, students in IB Contemporary World History (SL) achieved highest IB scores for their subject on record at the school. • Workshops – Presenter: “War Literature and History Teaching” at EARCOS (Taipei 1989).

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education – 1997-1998 • M.Phil. Degree in Education and School Development awarded in September 1998. Thesis topic: A Critique of National Testing as a Tool of Educational Reform. Michigan State University - Valbonne, France - 1996-1997 • Teacher Certification in History and Journalism completed in August 1997. University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism - 1992-1994 • Thirty-six credits of Graduate-level coursework in all aspects of print and broadcast news, with emphasis on television reporting, editing, and production (GPA = 3.76). Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France - 1990-1991 • Certificat d’Etudes Politiques (honors) awarded in June 1991 for coursework in French politics, economics, and foreign relations. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. - 1983-1987 • BA Degree in Modern European History, cum laude General Studies, awarded in June 1987.

LANGUAGES AND SKILLS
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French & Spanish - Fluent reading, writing, speaking. Tagalog – Basic conversational ability. Arabic – Beginning learner. Sports – SCUBA Diving (Professional Divemaster rating w/ First Aid certification), Cross Country Running, Swimming, Trekking,. Computers - Familiar with all major Windows/ Macintosh office and school applications (including Powergrade, Rubicon/Atlas, and TCCi/Naviance for university applications management). Currently creating websites, PowerPoint and digital video presentations, for class use.


				
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