ACS Hillingdon has appointed Martin Hall as Head of School and Christina Decu as Dean of Admissions.
Martin brings over ten years’ international education experience and began his career teaching economics and business in schools in England, including at Kendrick School in Reading. Most recently, Martin was Head at the International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania, and previously Secondary Principal and Deputy Head at Inter-Community School in Zürich.
Martin commented:“I’m very pleased to be taking up the position as Head of School at ACS Hillingdon. For over thirty years the school has championed international education, welcoming students from the local community as well as from around the world, and providing a wealth of learning opportunities. I’m proud to join that tradition.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining the school with the current development projects, including the opening of the school’s new science centre this September. I look forward to getting to know the ACS families and the community in and around Hillingdon this year.”
Martin has taken over from Diane Hren, who served as interim Head of School at ACS Hillingdon during the 2016-17 school year. Diane will be returning to her former position leading the ACS Central Education team.
Christina Decu also joins ACS Hillingdon as Dean of Admissions following her role at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). She has wide-ranging international education experience having worked in Germany, the USA, and since 1992, in Shanghai. Prior to working at WISS, Christina was Director of Admissions and Marketing at Shanghai Rego International School.
Christina commented: “I’m a great supporter of the International Baccalaureate philosophy, so I’m thrilled to be joining ACS Hillingdon. As an IB World School, it is renowned for its first-class international education and excellent teaching, and I’m excited to contribute to its continuing success.”