The CISB Senior Academic Leadership Team consists of a highly experienced and accomplished group of professionals. Each member brings extensive expertise in administration, management, leadership, and education, with years of practical experience in their respective fields. Our team is characterized by their dedication and passion for nurturing students into lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. Allow us to introduce our distinguished team!


AKD Head of School/Superintendent -Mr. Douglas K. Prescott

-Over 45 years of experience in the education field in Canada, Bangladesh and China as a PE/Athletic Director, Vice-principal, Principal, District Supervisor, Founding Head of School, Head of School and Superintendent; proud to be in his 13th year at CISB.

-Earned Master of Education degree (MEd) with a specialization in School Administration and Leadership from University of Moncton; a Bachelor of Education from University of New Brunswick, Canada.

-A regular speaker at conferences in Beijing and across China on topics such as Teacher/Leader Resiliency, How to Become a Great Teacher, 21st Century Skills. Most recently, as a keynote speaker at the ACAMIS ELL conference-Teachers Make All the Difference.

-Recognized as one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Headmasters in International Schools” by Newschool Insight Media in 2016.

-Recipient of the Minister’s Excellence Teaching Medallion for International Engagement from the province of New Brunswick.

-Selected to the C21 Canada CEO Academy (a Pan-Canadian professional network of superintendents committed to setting 21st century learning standards). I can be reached at

“I am very excited about being able to invite parents/guardians into our school for a variety of informational and interactive sessions, as well as sporting and cultural events now that all restrictions are a thing of the past. Our school motto is “Together is Better” and I want to live that out in order to build the home and school connections. I believe that schooling is a partnership with our families. I am very excited to once again see our campus filled with parents/guardians who desire the best for their child(ren) while offering their support to our staff and school.” –


Middle/High School Principal and Director of Academics -Mr. James McCrory

-Experienced educator and administrator who is into his 29th year in education having worked in schools in the UK, Spain, Japan, Kuwait, and China. 

-Earned a B.A. (Honors) -3D Design; a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Art & Design), a M. A. Education (International Education Leadership), M.Sc. Education (Learning and Technology) and a CSML-Certificate in School Management and Leadership. 

-Has worked within Asia for the past 18 years, with 10 of those years, here in China.

-Leadership experience includes being a Director of the Arts, a Principal & Headmaster and Head of School.

-Has 13 years of experience with IB programs-PYP, MYP & DP.

-Is fluent in English, Spanish and has conversational skills in Japanese and French. I can be reached at

“This year, our mission is to foster a culture of inquiry and international-mindedness while cultivating well-rounded, empathetic individuals who embrace diversity and contribute positively to our globally connected society.”


Middle/High School Vice Principal Flynn Boyle

-Joining CISB in the 2021-22 school year.

-14 years of experience in education, including prior leadership roles such as Vice Principal, MYP Coordinator, Head of Department.

-Bachelor of Arts (English & History) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from the University of Queensland (Australia)

-Has taught Grades 6 to 12 for History, Geography, Individuals and Societies, and English.

-Has completed two Principals Training Center courses as well as IB Leadership workshops. I can be reached at

“I’m dedicated to nurturing young minds for global citizenship, cultivating a supportive school community that values all members. Through empathy, active listening, and strategic thinking, I seek to build trust, offer holistic education, and promote restorative practices for a thriving community.”

Pre-School/Elementary Principal Mr. Allen McInnis

-Over 20 years of experience in the field of education, with seven of those years dedicated to administrative and curriculum roles.

-A Dual Master of Education (MEd) degree, specializing in Educational Leadership and Administration as well as Curriculum and Instruction, from the American College of Education in the United States. 

-Internationally recognized Principal (PTC) Certification.

-Served as the High School Academic Assistant Principal at GEMS AKNS; MYP Coordinator and Curriculum Coordinator for PYP Mathematics and Assessment at the renowned GEMS World Academy located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Served Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator at the Qatar Foundation, Qatar Academy Sidra

-Earlier in his career, Allen led the Math Department at J.B. Tyrell Sr. Public School in Scarborough, Ontario.

-Allen remains deeply engaged with the global educational community, delivering presentations, facilitating workshops, and contributing articles to educational publications. I can be reached at

“This year, I am most excited about the opportunities for growth and learning that CISB year will bring for our students. This year, we have exciting initiatives and projects in place to enhance the educational experience of every student in the PYP and bring our parent community closer to the learning than ever. Additionally, I need to add that the dedication and commitment of our staff and students continues to inspire me. I look forward to witnessing the progress and achievements of our Bobcat community throughout the year.”


Pre-School/Elementary Vice-Principal – Mr. Hisham Farghaly

-An experienced educator and administrator who is into his 16th year in education who has worked in Egypt and Oman.

-Has experience as a Mentor, Coach, Continuum Leader for 8 years and during the past 6 years, as Vice-principal and IB PYP/MYP Associate Coordinator, and ATL/Curriculum Continuum Coordinator.  

-He has a B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature and Islamic Studies, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, a Special Diploma in Learning Difficulties and Developing Curriculum, a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and International Curriculum and National Professional Qualification for Senior leadership (NPQSL). 

 -Hisham has much experience as an IB workshop leader, having delivered more than 25 IB workshops in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

-He is an IB Programme Leader, IB Reader, IB PYP School Visit Team Member and IB Online Facilitator.

 -He is fluent in Arabic and English. I can be reached at

“As the PYP Vice Principal, my commitment is to support our young learners on their educational journey, nurturing their curiosity, creativity, and love for learning, while fostering a caring and inclusive school community.”