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OUR LEADERSHIP

Ms. Karrie Dietz

Head of School

Ms. Karrie Dietz

Ms. Karrie Dietz joined Stamford American School - Hong Kong after more than 20 years of teaching and school leadership experience in 5 countries. Most recently, Karrie served as a Principal at our sister campus, Stamford American International School in Singapore, where she oversaw the growth of the Elementary School division from 450 to 800 students. In this role, she was instrumental in implementing digital literacy programs and managing the development of language programs, including Stamford’s Mandarin/English Bilingual Program. Since opening Ms. Dietz has been instrumental in building a caring community and a strong partnership with parents. 


Her leadership and curriculum experience extends beyond that of her time in Singapore, as she was previously as a Principal of the Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she facilitated school-wide curriculum development across four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. This included the use of standards and benchmarks and curriculum mapping software. Karrie was also the School-Wide Curriculum Coordinator and a Vice-Principal at the American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Karrie is passionate about collaborating with others to empower children to reach their full potential and make a difference. In addition to being an experienced International Baccalaureate workshop leader, Karrie also serves on and leads Council of International Schools accreditation teams for schools in the Asia Pacific region. 


Karrie has a Master of Arts in Education from Hamline University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from St. Catherine University, both located in Minnesota. She also holds an International School Leadership Certificate from the Principals’ Training Center in America and an Executive Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University.

Neil Walton

Neil Walton, Upper School Principal (Grade 3 to 8)

Neil Walton

Neil joins Stamford in August 2018 and will the lead development of the high school and oversee the higher grades as the school grows. He has over 25 years teaching experience of which the last 15 years have been focused on Middle / High School roles. Most recently, Neil was the Principal of The American School of Bangkok overseeing a K-12 day-school. He has also worked in Thailand and the Philippines, and has a Masters in Education from New Jersey, USA.

 

 

 

 

Rose Chambers

Rose Chambers, Lower School Principal (Pre-Primary to Grade 2)

Rose Chambers

Rose currently teaches pre-primary (PP-RCHA) at Stamford and she is also our Lower Elementary Coordinator. Originally from New Zealand, Rose has been teaching internationally for the last 14 years at schools in Japan, China and Guatemala. She is highly experienced in early childhood teaching and is a specialist in Reading and Writing Workshop, STEM and EAL. Rose has a Masters of International Education from Framingham State University, USA.

 

 

 

 

Alan Erickson

Alan Erickson, Student Welfare and Safety Principal

Alan Erickson

Alan joined Stamford as Athletics and CCA Director from the Australian International School in Singapore. He has delivered high quality teaching programs over the last 25 years including leading sporting tours to the US and around Asia and developing multi-sport clinics.  He is highly experienced in delivering high quality teaching programs and building school teams through exemplary coaching. During his career he has led sporting tours to Hong Kong, the U.S., China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia. 

 

 

 

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20+ Years

Experience in Education