Mr. David Baird, Interim Head of School, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
David Baird is an experienced academic leader with over 30 years of experience, with the majority of his career spent in international schools. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Baird was the Founding Head of School at Coast Mountain Academy in Squamish, British Columbia. Mr. Baird has also served as President and Head of School at Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Executive Principal of Maple Leaf International School in Dalian, China. He has also served as a CIS team leader and has first-hand experience in accrediting schools for CIS and IB certification.
In addition to working at schools in Thailand and China, Mr. Baird has held many senior teaching and administrative positions at schools in Swaziland and Vietnam, along with Canadian schools in Ontario and British Columbia. Well-versed in the IB curriculum, he is also thoroughly acquainted with the Ontario secondary curriculum.
Mr. Baird is passionate about education and has spent most of his working life helping to further global understanding and internationalism. David holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration as well as postgraduate training at Harvard and Columbia universities.