Message from the Head of School

Dear Families,

Greetings and hello from myself and my family who are relocating to Vietnam and joining SNA this coming academic year. My wife is also a teacher and my daughter has just turned 2 years old. Education is my passion and, coupled with my amazing family, this passion drives me forward each day. I consider myself a transformational leader and I hold a bachelors in K-8 education, a masters in K-12 curriculum & assessment, a masters in educational leadership, and a doctoral in educational leadership as well. Although I have many advanced degrees, I understand the importance of working as a team as each and every member has a valuable contribution to offer when working toward goals. I am eager to come into school and work from what has already been established to move SNA into a bigger and brighter future with the support of the entire SNA team and all parents. It is you, our parents, who provide the support and foundation so the school program can work to meet the individual needs of every student.

As head of school for SNA it brings be great pleasure to welcome all families, new and returning, to the coming 2022-2023 academic year. I hope this message finds everyone doing well and keeping healthy finding time to relax and have fun during the summer break.  The entire staff are excited to welcome our students back to school after summer holiday and the entire SNA community is eager for the start of the new year and to continuing our collaboration to provide your children with an individualized, effective, and engaging learning experience that fosters not only academics, but also social-emotional support.

I encourage all families to become active members of our school community. With your support, our staff and students can all succeed. Together with you, our families, we will continue strengthening relationships among students, families, teachers, and our entire learning community.

As a school leader, I am committed and passionate in helping all learners develop their intellectual capacity, academic skills, and social competence so they are fully prepared for an unpredictable future and can effectively negotiate the demands associated with living in an ever-changing 21st century developing into global citizens who still value and are proud of their individual identities.

Although I believe in having high expectations, it is equally important to ensure the learning environment is safe and nurtures every student fostering respect for individual differences. SNA is a school that does indeed strive to make the learning process a positive and rewarding experience while maintaining a desire to develop a generation of inquisitive global citizens who will become lifelong learners in their various pursuits of excellence.

I am always available to discuss any questions or concerns related to serving you and your children at SNA. Together through thoughtful and collaborative communication and efforts we will build lasting relationships. Please stay tuned for an informal virtual meet-and-greet session where you will be able to ask more questions and I can share more about myself. Thank you for your trust and I look forward to meeting each and every family very soon.

Kind regards,

Robert Mullins Head of School International Schools of North America (SNA)