It is the Office of Overseas Schools’ (OS) pleasure to announce two new Regional Education Officers (REOs). Mr. Andrew Hoover and Dr. Tim S. Stuart will be joining OS for East Asia Pacific (EAP) and the Africa (AF) region respectively. Both are looking forward to providing support to the schools and to U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the regions.
New REO Biographies
Mr. Andrew Hoover is originally from Massachusetts and taught social studies to high and middle school students for four years in the United States before embarking on a 28-year international school career in 1994. He taught social studies and served in several leadership roles at the American School in Japan (Tokyo, Japan) from 1994 – 2005, then spent six years at the American School of Bombay (ASB) as founding Middle School Principal and Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation. From 2011 to 2022, Andrew served as the Head of School to the American International School of Chennai (AISC) in Tamil Nadu, India. Additionally, Andrew served on the NESA Board of Trustees and as a Commissioner of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). Andrew has a B.A. in history and English literature from Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota), an M.A. in political-economic geography from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa), and has a lifetime teaching credential from New York State. In 2002 – 2003, he completed the educational leadership program at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Tim Stuart has been an international and cross-cultural educator for thirty years, serving schools in the United States, Turkey, Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore and Ethiopia. Tim was most recently the Head of School at the International Community School of Addis Ababa. Previously, Tim served as the executive director of strategic programs at the Singapore American School. In this role, Tim was the chief architect for research and development and supported strategic school reform. Additionally, Tim is the co-author of Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work: Student Agency Through the Four Critical Questions. He is the editor and contributing author to Global Perspective: Professional Learning Communities at Work in International Schools and is a contributing author to It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary Schools. He is the coauthor of Children at Promise: 9 Principles to Help Kids Thrive in an At-Risk World and Raising Children at Promise: How the Surprising Gifts of Adversity and Relationship Build Character in Kids. Tim’s research and writing reflect his passion for creating optimal school environments so that all students can learn and engage at the highest levels.